This is the July 2018 issue

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Comparing cruise values
By Linda Beuret
Appears on Page 14
Balance reimbursed by credit card
By Arne Pedersen
Appears on Page 15
PastBook for travel photo albums
By Cynthia Kenyon
Appears on Page 16
Missed out on Tunis and Algiers
By Stephen Addison
Appears on Page 26
North Africa cruise ports canceled
By Karen Wagner
Appears on Page 27
Fantasy Travel in Greece
By Kathy Parsons
Appears on Page 28
The Leisner family in Haiti.
A visit to Haiti
By Tony Leisner
Appears on Page 28
Solo trip around the world
By Jack Efird
Appears on Page 30
Louise and Bob Messner at Torc Waterfall in Killarney National Park, Ireland.
B&B vacation in western Ireland
By Louise Messner
Appears on Page 45

Calling All Readers!

Solo Tours Part 2
Advice for a solo on a custom guided tour
Appears on Page 39
The cocoi heron is quite regal on lilies, Guyana’s national flower. Photo by Denzil Verardo
A good bird-watching site
Appears on Page 41

Essay Contest Winners

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My Trail is Australia - Winners
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Workers at Scotland’s Speyside Cooperage fashion oak casks for aging Scotch whisky.
Scotland's most intoxicating places
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

To mentally reconstruct a ruined ancient site like Italy’s Ostia Antica, it pays to do some homework in advance.
Sightseeing skills for the ancient world
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

The “Barcode Project,” a sleek and distinctive collection of high-rises built on former industrial land, has reshaped Oslo’s skyline.
Futuristic Oslo
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

The picture-perfect village of Oia in Santorini, resting a thousand feet high on a volcanic crater, is a dream come true for photographers and sunset watchers.
Santorini: More than just a pretty face
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

On the colorful streets of Dingle, you’ll hear a steady beat of Irish folk music ringing out through vibrant pubs like Dick Mack’s.
Tidy and Tiny: Top towns of coastal Ireland
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

A Trenord train arriving in Stresa, northern Italy. Photo ©Anton Yanchevskyi/123rf
Website compares Europe plane/train/bus trip lengths and costs. Also, credit card coverage change
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 24
The Embankment Café is a casual place to take a break in London. Photos by Yvonne Michie Horn
London’s Victoria Embankment Gardens
The Garden Path

By Yvonne Michie Horn
Appears on Page 48
The Temple of Debod in Madrid, with two pylons in front and a reflecting pool. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
An Egyptian temple in Madrid
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 50

Funniest Thing

Daffy translation
By Jane B. Holt
Appears on Page 46

Where in the World? Correct Answers