This is the August 2019 issue

Boarding Pass


View of the beautiful garden at Villa Poggio Torselli near San Casciano Val di Pesa.
Exploring the elegant gardens of Tuscany
By Beth Habian
Appears on Page 6
GUM is Moscow’s iconic shopping and dining mall, located on Red Square.
A foodie’s dream day at Moscow’s GUM
By Fred Steinberg
Appears on Page 18
The nearly symmetrical cone of Japan’s Mt. Fuji towers over the clouds.
Hitting the highlights on a luxury cruise from Tokyo to Shanghai
By Robert Siebert
Appears on Page 28

Travelers' Intercom

BofA debit & credit card safety
By Denzil & Jennie Verardo
Appears on Page 12
Pickpocketed in New Delhi
By Marilyn Santiago
Appears on Page 12
The main plaza in Sibiu, Romania. Photos by Kitty Chen Dean
Quest for pastrama in Romania
By Kitty Chen Dean
Appears on Page 12
Motion sickness medication reminder
By Rod Smith
Appears on Page 15
Hertz rental price discrepancy
By Joe Whitehouse
Appears on Page 22
Marlene Snedaker and a ranger in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Photo by Umar Kalule (driver)
Tracking gorillas in Uganda
By Marlene Snedaker
Appears on Page 22
A gorilla photobombing Brenda and George Milum in Rwanda.
Gorillas in Uganda & Rwanda
By Brenda Milum
Appears on Page 25
Kalasha women wear elaborate dresses like these daily — Chitrāl district, northern Pakistan. Photos by Linda Huetinck
Pakistan with Hunza Explorers
By Linda Huetinck
Appears on Page 26
In the event of a death at sea
By Philip H. DeTurk
Appears on Page 34
View from the <i>Tarifa Jet</i> ferry. Photo by Lorenz Rychner
Confusion in Tarifa
By Lorenz Rychner
Appears on Page 35

Calling All Readers! Call for Submissions

Staying healthy abroad
Appears on Page 15


Coimbra University’s King Joao’s Library, in Portugal, has a spectacular ceiling and is one of Europe’s best surviving Baroque libraries. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
Academic adventures: Visiting Europe's top university sights
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Ancient ruins on Scotland’s Orkney Islands include these 5,000-year-old homes at Skara Brae. Photo by Cameron Hewitt
Scotland's Orkney Islands: Remote rewards far from the madding crowd
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Countess Alwine Federico toasts tour group members in her home, Palazzo Conte Federico — one of the oldest dwellings in Palermo, Sicily. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
Open doors to the past: Visiting Europe's time-warp homes
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

The Douro’s hillsides are lined with stepped terraces built over the centuries, and more modern large, smooth terraces, with vines planted in vertical rows. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
Explore port wine in Portugal's Douro Valley
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Kutna Hora’s Gothic cathedral was funded by the town’s once-lucrative silver mining and minting industry. Photo by Cameron Hewitt
Checking out of Prague and into the Czech countryside
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Karen Wagner (right) shared copies of ITN with passengers on the Eurodam.
New Cuba travel restrictions. TripAdvisor hotel safety alerts
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 33
At Basque-style tapas bars, pintxos are already laid out, so you can simply point to or grab what you want. Photos by Cameron Hewitt
Spain’s tapas — tasty and convivial
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 37
Reconstructed foundations of the 3rd-century-AD Temple of Mithras in Walbrook — London, England. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
London - Temple of Mithras the Bull Slayer
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 38
The Roman-era ruins at Volubilis, once a city of 25,000. Photos by Randy Keck
Morocco in depth (Second of three parts)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 40

Funniest Thing

Tag it and bag it
By Jay Snyder
Appears on Page 35

Where in the World? Correct Answers