Americans Everywhere

COVER STORY

They're taking off in record numbers, and Europe is the big bonanza

They are returning this summer not with bombs or bands, as they have in the past, but quietly and assuredly, like friends of the family. American tourists, who were driven from Europe by the dollar devaluations and the oil embargo of the early 1970s, are finding their way back in force. From Sicily to Skye and Positano to the Parthenon, the accents of Dixie and down East can be heard again in the pubs and bistros and trattorie, in cathedrals, castles,...

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