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ITN asked subscribers for advice on renting apartments outside of the US. A number of comments were printed in the December ’10 and January ’11 issues. Presented this month are things to consider and questions to ask a property owner or rental agency when booking a particular apartment, plus concerns about payments. Later issues will list dos and don’ts, practical matters and appraisals of specific apartments.

If you write in with something to share, please state the city and country...

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ITN is presenting subscribers’ advice on renting vacation apartments (outside of the US). Last month we covered the advantages and disadvantages of renting. This month we’re listing the sources travelers use to find vacation rentals. In later issues, readers suggest questions to ask the property owner or rental agency, cover practical matters and give appraisals of specific apartments.

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ITN asked, “Where have you had the best ice cream outside of the United States?” In the last two issues, subscribers have shared their favorite ice cream parlors in Italy and in the Western Hemisphere (sans USA). This month they take you around the world.

On the small island of Ile St-Louis, in the middle of the Seine River in PARIS, France, I tasted “the best ice cream in the world” during my May 2010 trip.

At 31 rue Saint Louis I found Berthillon (31 rue St Louis en l’ile,...

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We asked, “Where have you had the best ice cream outside of the United States?” We requested that you name the particular shop (along with its address or approximate location) and include when you were there and the approximate price of a treat.

Last month we presented readers’ picks for best ice cream establishments in Italy. This month, the Western Hemisphere (sans USA). More recommendations are coming. If you have one to share, write to Best Ice Cream, c/o ITN, 2116 28th St.,...

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We asked you, “Where have you had the best ice cream outside of the United States?” We requested that you name the particular shop (and include its address or approximate location) and include when you were there and the approximate price of a treat. For best ice cream establishments, Italy was the country most often mentioned, and we present those responses this month.
We gave you this assignment: name a bridge (outside of the USA) that, for whatever reasons, is exciting to cross. Tell where it is (and, if necessary, how to find it) and approximately when you were there. Did you cross it on foot? By car? By train? Include your impressions. We printed responses in the March, April, June and August 2010 issues. Here are a few more.

Whether you travel with just a carry-on or also check a bag or two, what types of luggage do you travel with these days and why? A number of readers answered those questions, as shown below. (Also see Aug. ’10, pg. 39 & Sept. ’10, pg. 42.)

If you write in, describe the backpack, carry-on and/or suitcase with which you have been most satisfied. Give the brand name plus any identifying model or style name or number. Tell where you found it and how much it cost. Lastly, what about it...

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We gave you this assignment: name a bridge (outside of the USA) that, for whatever reasons, is exciting to cross. Tell where it is (and, if necessary, how to find it) and approximately when you were there. Did you cross it on foot? By car? By train? Include your impressions. You may write about more than one bridge.

We printed a few responses (March, April, June & August ’10 issues). Here are a few more, with more to come. If you have one to add, write to Cross That Bridge, c/o...

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