This is the October 2019 issue

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Tips for a more enjoyable cruise
By Skip Carpenter
Appears on Page 12
The <i>Aranui 5</i> anchored off Bounty Bay, Pitcairn Island. Photo by Jim Hamel
Pitcairn Island visit
By Jim Hamel
Appears on Page 12
Philip H. De Turk posing outside of Harrison's Cave, Barbados. Photos by fellow <i>Prinsendam</i> passenger Ronald McDonald
Harrison’s Cave, Barbados
By Philip H. De Turk
Appears on Page 15
Iberia and Atlantic islands with Oceania
By Philip Shart
Appears on Page 24
My wife (holding ski poles) at the Ilulissat Icefjord’s viewpoint. Photos by David Selley
Ilulissat Icefjord & Greenland
By David Selley
Appears on Page 26
Old Town Hall in Bamberg, northern Bavaria, Germany. Photos by David Anderson
‘What makes Tauck trips so great’
By David Anderson
Appears on Page 28
Treasures of Italy with Maria
By Edward Pinsky
Appears on Page 30
Vermeer Center in Delft
By Lorenz Rychner
Appears on Page 33
‘Highly recommend’ Armenian guide
By Neil Johnson
Appears on Page 38
ToursByLocals and Withlocals
By Laurie Friedman
Appears on Page 39
The Global Greeter Network
By Ellie Hart
Appears on Page 40

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Recommended carry-on bags
Appears on Page 17


To reserve a tee time at the scenic Old Course of the St. Andrews Links, you’ll need to book a year ahead — and pay a pretty penny. Photo by Cameron Hewitt
St. Andrews: Hit the links, books, and beach
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

At the Reichstag in Berlin, visitors are treated to endless vistas as they spiral up the 80-foot-high glass dome. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
Taking steps to see Europe from a fresh perspective
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

A cruise ship offers memorably fantastic views of the classic whitewashed villages of Santorini. Photo by Cameron Hewitt
Cruise control: How to sail smartly in Europe
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

The island of Grinda holds nostalgia for many Stockholmers, who fondly recall when this was a summer camp island. And it retains that vibe today. Photo by Rick Steves
Stockholm's delightful, diverse day trips
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

A bridge over a canal in Venice, Italy.
Countries requiring travel insurance. Venice “misbehavior" crackdown. Yellow fever vaccine shortage
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
Chef Dwayne of <b><i>Ciao Jamaica</i></b> with a plate of Jamaican Goat Curry — Negril. Photos by Sandra Scott
What’s Cooking in… Jamaica
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 42
Travelers can hop on and off Germany’s sleek InterCity Express trains easily with either a Eurail Global Pass or a German Rail Pass. Photo by Rick Steves
Falling in love with railpasses all over again
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 43
Stone banquette with carvings of warriors and priests — Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
Templo Mayor, Great Temple of the Aztecs
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 45
The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 47

Funniest Thing

Haven't you herd?
By Neil Thomas
Appears on Page 40

Where in the World? Correct Answers