This is the October 2013 issue

Boarding Pass

What airlines and airports do with lost luggage
By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2


Iridescent beetles are woven into the headbands of these Wahgi Valley women.
Stepping into a different world on a journey to Papua New Guinea
By Knox Bell
Appears on Page 6
Let the Dream Come True,” at the 2013 Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin, China.
Snow and ice – enjoying the winter festivals of China and Japan
By Miyako Storch
Appears on Page 18
Hvítserkur, a basalt rock formation at Húnafjörður.
Photographing the otherworldly landscapes of Iceland
By Gordon Kilgore
Appears on Page 34
Dutch gables are typical of the architeture found in Oranjestad, Aruba.
Cruising through the Panama Canal
By Harvey Hagman
Appears on Page 44
Fascinated with Poland and its people
By Karl and Ann Springer
Appears on Page 48

Travelers' Intercom

Of these three AutoBank ATMs on the left, we used the second and third machines.
Precautions for travelers
By Diane Steele
Appears on Page 12
Mexico City bus tour
By Stephen O. Addison, Jr.
Appears on Page 14
Brussels’ Rue des Bouchers
By Nancy Norberg
Appears on Page 15
Ground operator stiffed, travelers stuck
By Shabbir Khan
Appears on Page 22
Great views, cold rooms — Himalayas in winter with OAT
By Florence Drake
Appears on Page 25
Guide in Cambodia
By Mike Rothenberg
Appears on Page 29
Italy arrangements by IC Bellagio
By David E. Anderson
Appears on Page 30
Edinburgh and St. Andrews
By Marilyn Myers
Appears on Page 31
Panama Vacation Quarters
By Howard Landis
Appears on Page 33
Easter Island with Road Scholar
By Marilyn Stenvall
Appears on Page 33
The view of Berat, Albania, from our hotel. Photos: Dini
Returning to the homeland: Albania
By Jack Dini
Appears on Page 52
Andorra ‘a swell place’
By Harry Windland
Appears on Page 54
Music! Music! Music! — Locating recorded music
By Beverly Mendheim
Appears on Page 55
Pizza with a view, Bergamo
By David Collins
Appears on Page 55
Aruba a ‘happy island’
By Thomas Zook
Appears on Page 56
Torre dei Lamberti
By Beth Habian
Appears on Page 73

Calling All Readers!

Packed for the occasion
Appears on Page 38


What airlines and airports do with lost luggage
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
Grilling the fish satay.
What's Cooking in... Bali
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 58
During the April-to-June yam festival on Pentecost island, land divers risk life and limb to show their masculine prowess.
Port Vila, Vanuatu — The least-known cruise destination?
The Cruising World

By Lew Toulmin
Appears on Page 59
In Belgium, the qualities of each local beer are highlighted by using a particular type of glass. Photo by Rick Steves
European beer basics
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 61
The beachfront at the Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort on Palm Beach.
¡Arriba, Aruba!
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 63

Funniest Thing

"Know your Scots"
Appears on Page 56

Where in the World? Correct Answers