This is the June 2019 issue


View of Dunnottar Castle, outside Stonehaven.
Spectacular Scotland
By Marcia Brandes
Appears on Page 6
A view of Mt. Erciyes and the ski resort.
Going cold Turkey on a skiing adventure tour
By Dan Barr
Appears on Page 20
Our friend Brenda sitting on a pier on one of the many lakes we visited.
Finding serenity in Slovenia
By Bill Reed
Appears on Page 35

Travelers' Intercom

Cheetahs in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Photo: Bob Loveland
Return to East Africa
By Bob Loveland
Appears on Page 14
Avoiding a dead car battery while away
By Tony Lee
Appears on Page 17
Ethnobotanical Explorations - Shaman in Belize
By Carol Peim
Appears on Page 17
We arrived in Ushuaia's harbor early morning. Photo by Wanda Bahde
Getting the most out of Patagonia
By Wanda Bahde
Appears on Page 26
AROHA New Zealand Tours
By Jo Bell Whitlatch
Appears on Page 30
High praise for Kenya guide
By Gary Mockli
Appears on Page 30
One of the gardens at the Ourika Garden Mountain Villa — Morocco. Photo by Stephen Addison
Ourika Garden Mountain Villa
By Stephen Addison
Appears on Page 31
Adventure in the North Caucasus
By Nancy Weber
Appears on Page 39
Tahiti Airport Motel
By Jim Delmonte
Appears on Page 40

Calling All Readers!

Calling All Readers! Call for Submissions

Staying healthy abroad
Appears on Page 17


Namafjall, along the Ring Road that circles Iceland, is one of the island’s most accessible and impressive geothermal areas. Photo by Cameron Hewitt
Hot times visiting Iceland's geothermal sights
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

At Basque-style tapas bars, pintxos are already laid out, so you can simply point to or grab what you want. Photo by Cameron Hewitt
Spain's tapas: Tasty and convivial
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

A Sherman tank guards the approach to the Utah Beach Landing Museum in Normandy, France. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
A Trip to Utah: Visiting the Other American D-Day Beach
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Driving the back roads (as here, in Dartmoor, England) yields surprises by the mile. Photo by Cameron Hewitt
Driving Europe's open road
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

A short hike up to Bled Castle rewards visitors with sweeping views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
Lake Bled: Exploring Slovenia's romantic alpine retreat
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

The Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat lift, connects the Forth & Clyde and Union canals in central Scotland. Visitors can take a round-trip boat ride, ascending and descending through the wheel, in an hour.
State Department's website adds kidnapping warnings. Where ITN subscribers traveled in 2018
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
Handmade lace in Belgium can be pricey, but it’s a characteristic, packable souvenir. Photos by Rick Steves
Lighten up your souvenir shopping
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 42
The Great Bath as seen from the upper terrace, lined with statues of Roman emperors and governors. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
SW England - Aquae Sulis
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 43

Funniest Thing

Be careful what you wish for
By Maxwell J. Taub
Appears on Page 40

Where in the World? Correct Answers