This is the February 2019 issue


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Rosenborg Castle is surrounded by the King’s Garden — Copenhagen. Photo by Diane Harrison
Parkmuseerne ticket in Copenhagen
By Diane Harrison
Appears on Page 11
Westminster Abbey — London. Photo by Lynn Cooper
Westminster Abbey after-hours tour
By Lynn Cooper
Appears on Page 11
Parking keepers in Morocco
By Stephen Addison
Appears on Page 14
Buksnes Church in the village of Gravdal, a Lofoten Piano Festival concert site. Photos by Edna R.S. Alvarez
Lofoten Piano Festival
By Edna R.S. Alvarez
Appears on Page 14
Floral arrangement outside the <i>Westerdam</i>’s main dining room. Photos by Marsha Caplan
To cruise or not to cruise?
By Marsha Caplan
Appears on Page 24
Praise for Wilderness Travel
By MJ Welchner
Appears on Page 26
Blue-spotted ribbontail ray at rest underneath staghorn coral — Red Sea. Photos by Debi's fellow diver Victor
Scuba diving in the Red Sea
By Debi Shank
Appears on Page 27
Sean and Joy Logan in Chile’s Rainbow Valley.
Recommended in Chile
By Sean Logan
Appears on Page 29
Two of the keeps at Parador de Oropesa in Spain. Photo by Connie Martin
Parador de Oropesa
By Connie Martin
Appears on Page 30
Lisbon guide’s service ‘impeccable’
By Lee & Vicki Kessler
Appears on Page 39
Airport security Down Under
By Ken Levine
Appears on Page 39
Outside of Cape Town
By Alan Ramsay
Appears on Page 40
Churchill Northern Studies Centre and polar bears
By Jim Delmonte
Appears on Page 40

Calling All Readers!

Calling All Readers! Call for Submissions

Ethnobotanical Explorations
Appears on Page 15
Where Were You in 2018?
Appears on Page 28


Vienna’s Schonbrunn Palace is a world-class sight with crowds and lines to match, but those with Sisi combo-tickets can enter without a reserved entry time. Photo by Cameron Hewitt
What's new in Eastern Europe for 2019
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Frankfurt’s “new” Old Town, called the DomRomer Quarter, is a reconstruction of the half-timbered historic district destroyed during World War II. Photo by Rosie Leutzinger
What's new in Germany and the Low Countries for 2019
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

After several years of being covered in scaffolding, the Chateau d’Azay-le-Rideau has returned to its romantic glory. Photo by Rick Steves
What's new in France for 2019
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Lisbon’s trolleys can get unbearably crowded, so have a plan if you want to ride one. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
What's new in Spain and Portugal for 2019
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Interior of the Cathedral & Collegiate Church of St Saviour & St Mary Overie, since 1905 known as Southwark Cathedral, whose construction began in 1839 — London.
Brexit outlook. Delay-compensation claims against Ryanair. Ryanair and seat selection.
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
Clockwise from top: Garment folder, Cargo Hauler duffel, self-stowing Matador backpack and stacked packing cubes. Photos by Mark Gallo
Traveling ultralight
The Mindful Traveler

By Mark Gallo
Appears on Page 43
View of the pond in the Wallenstein Gardens — Prague. Photos by Yvonne Michie Horn
The Gardens below Prague Castle
The Garden Path

By Yvonne Michie Horn
Appears on Page 46
The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 47
A footpath is all that connects Italy’s Civita di Bagnoregio to the “mainland.” Photos by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
Beyond the blockbusters: Discovering remote sites in Europe
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 48
The central mound, with statue-menhirs, at the megalithic site of Filitosa in Corsica, France. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
Prehistoric sentinels of Corsica
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 49

Funniest Thing

Conversation starter
By Linda Foxlow
Appears on Page 41

Where in the World? Correct Answers