This is the November 2019 issue


View of Scicli from the Complesso Santa Maria della Croce.
Stepping back in time in the Baroque towns of Sicily’s Val di Noto
By Fred Steinberg
Appears on Page 6
An image from our Patagonian photo tour — Torres del Paine National Park.
Is a photo tour right for you?
By Donna Pyle
Appears on Page 20
The Flame Towers in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Enjoying the ‘Best of the Caucasus’ on a 2-week guided tour
By Arlene Lichtenstein
Appears on Page 32
At the Karnak Temple Complex, near Luxor.
Understanding the allure of Egypt
By Frank Stewart
Appears on Page 36

Travelers' Intercom

TIMESHIFTER jet lag app
By Tamara Michael
Appears on Page 12
Aardwolf in its den near Splash Camp. Photos by Cynthia Kennett
Tips for a custom safari in Botswana
By Cynthia Kennett
Appears on Page 12
Recommends Travelex
By Sherry Goodman-Feingold
Appears on Page 16
Find My iPhone app
By Mary S. Bright
Appears on Page 17
Castello de Gargonza. Photo by Bill Kemp
Gargonza, an Italy highlight
By William B. Kemp
Appears on Page 24
Two hotels plus bus travel in Croatia
By Deanna Palić
Appears on Page 26
Irkutsk’s statue of a <i>babr</i>, a mythical beast (part tiger, part beaver), portrayed on the city’s coat of arms. Photos by Ken Levine
Tips on riding the Trans-Siberian Railway
By Ken Levine
Appears on Page 26
Scene in Sochi, Russia. Photos by Len Yates
Impressions of Russia
By Len Yates
Appears on Page 29
Inga Aksamit and Steve Mullen at the Ellora Caves, near Aurangabad.
India travel tips
By Inga Aksamit
Appears on Page 30
Hotel Wi-Fi security
By Tom Conner
Appears on Page 41
Guide/driver on Amalfi Coast
By Paul A. Huizenga
Appears on Page 42
Private tour of Mallorca
By Marianne & Steve Phillips
Appears on Page 42

Calling All Readers!

Measles epidemics
Appears on Page 19

Essay Contest Winners

Georgia on My Mind - Winners
Appears on Page 35

Calling All Readers! Call for Submissions

Experience Collections
Appears on Page 17


St. Michael's Gate in Bratislava's old town is the last surviving tower of the city wall. Photo by Cameron Hewitt
The Danube's Big Three: Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

The Capuchin Crypt in Palermo, Sicily, displays mummified bodies - complete with clothing intended to remind the living that life is temporary. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
Europe's dead still speak to the living
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Florence offers plenty of engaging cooking classes. After cooking your meal, you'll get to feast on your fresh creations. Photo by Rick Steves
Under the Tuscan fork: Florence for foodies
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

The church inside Tomar's Convento de Cristo, designed at the height of Portugal's sea power, is covered with elaborate motifs. Photo by Rick Steves
Tranquil Tomar: A break from Portugal's tourist tumult
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Normandy’s little lanes, cute stone houses, and lush greenery are irresistible. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
Savoring Normandy's hospitality
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Women cooking at a religious festival in Kerala, southwestern India.
Wheelchair damage on airlines. Safeguarding Internet connections when traveling
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 23
Danzantes, with Building M in the background — Monte Albán, southern Mexico. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
Monte Albán, city of the cloud people
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 44
Within Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway, tour groups are among the many visitors to the sculpture park featuring works by Gustav Vigeland. Photo by Randy Keck
Travel industry opportunities for seniors
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 47

Funniest Thing

By the low accent
By Ed Deaton
Appears on Page 42

Where in the World? Correct Answers