This is the March 2017 issue


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Introduction to Muscat, Oman
By John C. Kirchgesner
Appears on Page 12
Part of my large single room at Parkhotel Laurin on a rainy morning in Bolzano. Photo by Marilyn Hill
Tasty food in Bolzano, Italy
By Marilyn Hill
Appears on Page 13
Memorable Marrakech
By Robert A. Siebert
Appears on Page 14
Tunisia with Gil Travel
By Phyllis Schlesinger
Appears on Page 23
Barging in Burgundy
By Jo Ann Michetti
Appears on Page 23
Liked pace of Dacey’s Cornish Tours
By Noeline Kelly
Appears on Page 24
Harvey and Linda Segal in a tulip field near Noordwijk, Holland.
Biking in Holland with Van Gogh Tours
By Harvey Segal
Appears on Page 24
Night view of Ljubljana, Slovenia, from the castle. Photo by Nili Olay
Rick Steves Adriatic tour
By Nili Olay
Appears on Page 26
Dining in Montréal and Stratford
By Martha Spring
Appears on Page 26
Credit card fraud avoided
By James A. Thorson
Appears on Page 28
The bungee-jumping perch over the Kawarau Bridge. Photos by Margaret Richards
Bungee jumping in New Zealand
By Steve Richards
Appears on Page 28
Royal Oak for UK’s National Trust
Appears on Page 49
Lonely Planet helpful in Cuba
By Kenneth Crosby
Appears on Page 49
Traveling light
By Elaine L. Diamond
Appears on Page 49
Resist giving candy to kids 
By Dee Poujade
Appears on Page 49
Ennéa World supports schools
By Mary Rack
Appears on Page 49

Calling All Readers!

Narrow-gauge and offbeat railways
Appears on Page 36

Essay Contest Winners

"I Go Togo" Winning Essays
I Go Togo - Winners
Appears on Page 39

Calling All Readers! Call for Submissions


A small, snow-covered wooden chapel located near the sacred springs on the grounds of Savva-Storozhevsky Monastery in Sergiev Posad, Moscow. Photo: ©Viktor Sagaydashin/
Trump bans seven countries' citizens. Tarmac Delay Rule enforced. Extreme winter weather
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
Michelangelo’s “David” stands with the newfound confidence of Renaissance man. Photo by Rick Steves
Stories behind great European art
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 52
Ingredients laid out for qarnit moqli (pan-seared octopus). Photos by Sandra Scott
What's Cooking in... Malta
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 53
View of the skene, orchestra and cavea in the Greek Theater in Taormina, Sicily. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
In the shadow of Mount Etna
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 55
On a headland in Biarritz, France, in June 2015, Randy Keck (right) chatted with the Dutchman Gysbert Haaksman, who was on a 2,500-kilometer pilgrimage from the Netherlands to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, pulling a 30-pound backpack apparatus that had a single wheel.
Far Horizons
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 58
The Great Pyramid at Giza
The Geografile

Appears on Page 59

Funniest Thing

Funniest Thing
By Ed Schlenk
Appears on Page 50

Where in the World? Correct Answers