This is the June 2017 issue


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BofA ATM-only cards no good overseas
By Gordon Kitchens
Appears on Page 14
Fish market at Cox’s Bazar — Bangladesh. Photos by Edward J. Sullivan
Challenges & rewards of Bangladesh travel
By Edward J. Sullivan
Appears on Page 15
Long line in Lisbon
By Cindy Palmer
Appears on Page 17
Jean Fischer’s photo of a narrow channel she visited in India’s Kerala backwaters during a cruise ship shore excursion in 2012
Anticipated Kerala backwaters cruise
By Jean Fischer
Appears on Page 25
Downtown street in Yangon, Myanmar. Photos by Robert Ono
Lessons from a medical emergency on a Myanmar cruise
By Robert Ono
Appears on Page 28
Carrie Gillespie at Lago Chilata, in the Mt. Illampu foothills outside Sorata.
Hiking Bolivia with AMC
By Carrie Gillespie
Appears on Page 32
China Travel Service offers ‘good value’
By Dorthy Botnick
Appears on Page 33
Victoria Falls guide
By William Terry Smith
Appears on Page 33
Praise for Falkland guide
By Marla McGarry-Lawrence
Appears on Page 34
Rome circa 312, in Germany
By Judy Faitek
Appears on Page 34
Añejo Limon in Puerto Vallarta
By Florence Drake
Appears on Page 34
Restaurante Botín in Madrid
By Robert A. Siebert
Appears on Page 34
Gelato in Venice and Bolzano
By Marilyn Hill
Appears on Page 35
Emily and Al Moore enjoying the view from Allmendhubel, a hill above Mürren.
Ups and downs of Swiss journey
By Emily Moore
Appears on Page 50
M.H. Brandt volcano boarding down the Cerro Negro in Nicaragua. Photo by tour guide José
Volcano boarding in Nicaragua
By M.H. Brandt
Appears on Page 51

Calling All Readers!

travel map
Insurance company follow-through
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Calling All Readers! Call for Submissions

Day pack hiking tours
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TSA security pat-downs. Squaremouth checks denied insurance claims. Where you were in 2016.
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
The Geografile
The Geografile

Appears on Page 43
Ditch the selfie stick to better enjoy the place you came to see. Photo by Rick Steves
The ugly tourist (and how not to be one)
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 53
An Inuit carving on display in the Museum of Civilization in Québec’s Lower Town. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
Québec, capital of New France
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 54
Left: Dining at the lolo Sky’s the Limit in Grand Case, Saint-Martin. Right: A smoking oven in use at Sky’s the Limit. Photos by Randy Keck
Exploring Sint Maarten/Saint-Martin
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 57

Funniest Thing

Unwanted dinner guests
Appears on Page 51