This is the July 2017 issue


The Karneval crowd in Düsseldorf’s Altstadt.
Celebrating culture and Karneval in Düsseldorf, Germany
By Dan Barr
Appears on Page 6
Suburban homes near Port St. Mary spread across a picturesque valley.
Stepping back in time on the Isle of Man
By Janet Holloway
Appears on Page 20
The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
A spontaneous getaway to Singapore plus a visit to the nearby island of Borneo
By Marvin And Carole Feldman
Appears on Page 34
Overlooking our anchorage during a visit to Îles des Saintes.
Relaxing in Les Îles de Guadeloupe
By Seth Sherman
Appears on Page 45

Travelers' Intercom

Carry-on carried off
By Florence Drake
Appears on Page 14
Johannesburg guide + caution
By Emilee Hines Cantieri
Appears on Page 14
View of a narrow medina street. Photos by Kimberly Edwards
Advice on visiting Morocco’s medinas
By Kimberly A. Edwards
Appears on Page 15
Warnings about ATMs
By Albert Podell
Appears on Page 17
Critique of ’Stans & South Caucasus tours
By Patricia Kuta
Appears on Page 24
Norman Dailey posing with a member of the Umubano family group of gorillas in Rwanda.
Praise for Gorilla Trek Africa
By Norman Dailey
Appears on Page 25
Insólitours in Mexico 
By Anne Lesnet
Appears on Page 28
Skyline of Yellowknife. Photos by Grant Oerding
Yellowknife in NWT, Canada
By James B. Oerding
Appears on Page 28
Enjoyed Grand Circle tour of Italy & France
By Iris Bing
Appears on Page 30
Mount Fuji with Lake Kawaguchi seen through momiji (colorful maple leaves) at the Momiji Tunnel — Lake Kawaguchi.
The Momiji Tunnel and Mt. Fuji
By Jane B. & Clyde F. Holt
Appears on Page 32
Adrian Dass pulling a muskie from Lake Stoney. Photo by Wendi Dass
Family R&R on Lake Stoney, Ontario
By Wendi Dass
Appears on Page 48
By Philip Wagenaar
Appears on Page 49
View of Santiago from the funicular. Photo by Theodore Liebersfeld
Bird’s-eye views of Santiago
By Theodore Liebersfeld
Appears on Page 49

Calling All Readers!

travel insurance
Insurance company follow-through
Appears on Page 42

Essay Contest Winners

Peru flag
Perusing Peru - Winners
Appears on Page 40

Calling All Readers! Call for Submissions

A good bird-watching site
Appears on Page 17


Possible laptops-in-carryons ban. Online sources of current travel warnings. “The Mindful Traveler.”
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
The Geografile
The Geografile

Appears on Page 41
The architecturally fascinating Pena Palace in Sintra. Photos by Sandra Scott
What’s Cooking in… Portugal
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 51
Tipping abroad
The Mindful Traveler

By Mark Gallo
Appears on Page 53
Let your teens lead the way sometimes, like this young traveler in Rothenburg, Germany. Photo by Rick Steves
Tips for traveling with teens
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 55
Èglise Sainte-Famille stands proudly with three bell towers — Île d’Orléans, eastern Canada. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
Île d’Orléans — French settlement in the New World
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 56

Funniest Thing

A mother's modesty
Appears on Page 49

Where in the World? Correct Answers