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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 341st issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

Marilyn Karr of Rockaway Beach, Oregon, has a packing tip for you. She sent, “Three reasons to fold clothing with plastic bags when packing: 1) to reduce wrinkles, 2) to keep clothing dry if luggage is left out in the rain at the airport and 3) to isolate dirty/smelly clothes.”

Thanks, Marilyn.

I’d like to hear from anyone who has used the new Travel Sentry Certified Locks....

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Fort Qaitbey (the Citadel of Qaitbey) in Alexandria, Egypt (site of the Pharos L
Alexandria, Egypt, where the Pharos Lighthouse once stood
Taking a tour? Cover all the bases, then enjoy yourself

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 340th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

ITN reader Margo Spears of Reno visited the Dominican Republic in February and sent in a trip report (see page 35). She added, “We also learned of a phone scam originating in the Dominican Republic, which we verified after we got home.

“In the scam, someone calls an answering machine stating that an emergency has occurred and to call an 809 number immediately. It turns out to be a...

Hiking, driving, exploring the island of Madeira, Portugal
Meet, drink and be merry in Europe’s hostels. Photos: Steves
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