This is the March 2019 issue

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Heathrow-to-London options
By R.V. Nagesh
Appears on Page 14
Tips on booking hotels and on insurance
By Judy Serie Nagy
Appears on Page 14
A senior self-drive in Greece
By Betty Fashingbauer
Appears on Page 16
Car and driver replaced on Caucasus tour
By Albert Podell
Appears on Page 26
Caravan Tours’ ‘icing on the cake’
By Victor Block
Appears on Page 28
Semi-independent with JayWay
By Marcia Brandes
Appears on Page 30
Ablution area in the lower level of the Hassan II Mosque — Casablanca. Photos by Stephen Addison
Cosmopolitan Casablanca
By Stephen Addison
Appears on Page 30
Cornwall guide ‘worth every cent’
By Sharon Dougherty
Appears on Page 45
Taxi driver in Beirut
By Varun Agnihotri
Appears on Page 45
New Puerto Vallarta sculpture tour
By Evenyl Roemmich
Appears on Page 45

Calling All Readers!

Essay Contest Winners

Lens on Koblenz Essay Winner
Lens on Koblenz - Winners
Appears on Page 41

Calling All Readers! Call for Submissions

Antique Phone
No-tech travelers’ tips
Appears on Page 17


Handmade lace in Belgium can be pricey, but it’s a characteristic, packable souvenir. Photo by Rick Steves
Lighten up your souvenir shopping in Europe
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Try some traditional cuisine in one of Lyon’s bouchons — simple, cozy bistros filled with character. Photo by Rick Steves
Loving Lyon: France's culinary capital is off the tourist path
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

The 16th-century marble fountain, on Evora’s main square, was once an important water source. Now it’s a popular hangout for young and old. Photo by Cameron Hewitt
Peeling back layers of history in Evora
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Raphael’s School of Athens celebrates mankind’s intellectual achievements and connection to the great minds of classical Greece. Photo by Rick Steves
Experiencing Italy's Renaissance
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Toes of the 46-meter-long reclining Buddha at Wat Pho temple in Bangkok, Thailand. The figure was built with bricks, shaped with plaster, then gilded.
Most-visited cities and most expensive cities. Outlook for commercial space travel. Remembering Philip Wagenaar
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 35
The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 40
Emergency medical evacuation
Eye on Travel Insurance

By Wayne Wirtanen
Appears on Page 48
Carrying yourself with confidence is one of the keys to a successful solo travel experience. Photos by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
Embracing solo travel is empowering for women
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 49
Painters whitewashing in traditional style in Porto Côvo, Portugal. Photos by Randy Keck
Winter self-drive - Portugal’s Algarve (First of three parts)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 50

Funniest Thing

News on a scroll?
By Judy Silverstein
Appears on Page 46

Where in the World? Correct Answers