This is the June 2020 issue

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Intelligent Cards in Japan
By James Klein
Appears on Page 11
<i>Topinambaux</i> (Jerusalem artichokes) and other winter vegetables — Paris. Photos by Kitty Chen Dean
The bright side of winter in Paris
By Kitty Chen Dean
Appears on Page 12
On trails from the Seceda lift station, refugios offer hikers food and drink. Photos by Ann Cabot
Easy hiking in the Dolomites
By Ann Cabot
Appears on Page 13
Fond memories of New Zealand
By Kathy Wheale
Appears on Page 15
Unexpected disembarkation
By Pamela Zent
Appears on Page 25
Melk Abbey in Melk, Austria. Photos by Robert Siebert
Cruising Europe’s rivers with Tauck
By Robert Siebert
Appears on Page 26
A tribesman at the Tumbuna Sing Sing — Mt. Hagen, Papua New Guinea. Photo by Sandy Fassett
Papua New Guinea with New Guinea Travel
By Sandy Fassett
Appears on Page 28
Tour members sipping wine on the terrace of a room in the Tivoli Sintra Hotel in October 2019 — Portugal. Photos by Jean Moss
A love letter to ITN
By Jean Moss
Appears on Page 29

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COVID-19 cancellations
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With its buildings, gridded street plan, and frescoed art remarkably intact, Pompeii offers the best look anywhere at life in an ancient Roman town. <i>(Rick Steves’ Europe/TNS)</i>
Pompeii: Italy's frozen-in-time Roman city
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

The most colorful shopping in Europe — and the most engaging way to assemble a picnic — is at lively markets like Borough Market in London.
Foraging Europe's markets for the perfect picnic
Rick Steves' Europe Supplemental

By Rick Steves

Château de Chenonceau, built between 1513 and 1517 in France’s Loire Valley, became a royal estate of King Francis I as part of a debt settlement in 1535.
REAL ID requirement in US delayed. Results of ITN's “Where Were You in 2019?” poll of subscribers
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
It’s easy to find Wi-Fi at cafés, transit hubs, tourist offices and public squares throughout Europe. Photo by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
Staying connected in Europe
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 32
Sara Ayedris with a plate of <i>vigorón</i>. Photos by Sandra Scott
What’s Cooking in… Nicaragua
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 34
One of the interior courtyards of El Zanjón de Granados — Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photos by Julie Skurdenis
Where Buenos Aires was born
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 35
The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes — architectural splendor on high in Lourdes, France. Photo by Randy Keck
On-the-Road Travel Tips (part 3)
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 37
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The Geografile
The Geografile

By Bryan Henry
Appears on Page 38

Funniest Thing

Licked by the local language
By Stan C. Kimer
Appears on Page 31

Where in the World? Correct Answers