This is the February 2014 issue


The beautiful grounds of L’Abbaye de Fontenay.
Spending a relaxing week cruising France’s Burgundy Canal
By Mary Beltran
Appears on Page 6
Panorama of Shanghai.
Ten cities in 20 days — a delightful custom tour of China
By Marcia Brandes, Atlanta, GA
Appears on Page 18
View of the ship Fifty Years of Victory.
Venturing to the North Pole — a dream realized
By Jack Ogg
Appears on Page 38
Arlene and Alan Lichtenstein at Registan Square in Samarkand.
Mausoleums, madrassahs, minarets and markets — an enlightening visit to Uzbekistan
By Arlene Lichtenstein
Appears on Page 44

Travelers' Intercom
By Pat Kline
Appears on Page 12
A motor bridge spans the Corinth Canal’s nearly 300-foot-high limestone walls about halfway through the transit. Photo: Bowman
The Corinth Canal
By Carol L. Bowman
Appears on Page 12
Map-printing challenge
By Chuck Lynn
Appears on Page 15
Noise complaint on Celebrity Silhouette
By Romayne Hertweck
Appears on Page 27
Holy Land and Mediterranean with Princess
By Anita Maendl
Appears on Page 28
Journey Beyond Travel in Morocco
By George Carter
Appears on Page 30
Bulgaria guide ‘wonderful’
By Betty Rodriguez
Appears on Page 30
Guide in Bavaria
By Inge Pelzer
Appears on Page 32
Faces of Romania
By Ellen & John Eddy
Appears on Page 32
Copán, Honduras
By Connie Cogswell
Appears on Page 33
Pine trees hug the beaches along the Adriatic coast. This was the view from our hotel balcony in Makarska. Photo: Josip Palic´
Hotel Milenij, Croatia
By Deanna Palić
Appears on Page 33
Budget lodgings in Turkey
By Neil Van Steenbergen
Appears on Page 35
Decorated cows at the Almabtrieb in Russbach, Austria. Photo: Bitman
Almabtrieb in Austria
By Gerald Bitman
Appears on Page 36
Travelex vs Discover re delayed bag
By Darrell Fees
Appears on Page 48
Priceline’s imprint on KAYAK
By Ed Graper
Appears on Page 48
Embassy’s help may be limited
By Joyce Renee Lewis
Appears on Page 49
Public transit an option
By Paula Prindle
Appears on Page 50
Warning on acetaminophen
By Philip Wagenaar, MD
Appears on Page 56
The ochre-colored Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta.
Italy's Lago di Orta
By Beth Habian
Appears on Page 73

Calling All Readers!


Canada’s Parliament and the Peace Tower — Ottawa, Ontario.
To purchase goods in Europe, is it more costly to exchange dollars for euros first or just use a credit card?
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
Ingredients for the Korean dish Mushroom Japchae.
What’s Cooking in… Seoul
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 53
Etiquette in selected European countries
The Discerning Traveler

By Philip Wagenaar
Appears on Page 54
Visitors enter the Montmartre Museum in Paris via a rose-draped arbor. Photos by Yvonne Michie Horn
Le Jardins du Musée de Montmartre
The Garden Path

By Yvonne Horn
Appears on Page 57
Flying Europe’s low-cost airlines
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 59
Mir Castle, home of the Radvila/Radziwiłł family — Belarus.
Belarus’ Lithuanian heritage
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 60
Overlooking Funchal, Madeira's capital.
Have some Madeira
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 63

Funniest Thing

Not his avocation
By Peter Overmire
Appears on Page 51

Where in the World? Correct Answers

Mausoleo di Teodorico, Italy
Appears on Page 77