Independent from Long Beach, California on January 31, 1960 · Page 88
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 88

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 31, 1960
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TRAVEL AND RESORTS Featuring All Top Quality Lines of Terms Available '*I2 Oval BraiJ Wool Blond Rugs In your cnoico of colors and patterns. Mode fo Sell Elsewhere for Our Low Warehouse Price Top Qualify Sleep Sof. Full 6'x7' Icing me. 10- year unconditional guarantee. Made fo Self Elsewhere for Largo Wing F i r 0 ! i d o Chair in f o a m rubber with, full coil spring base and back in top quality cover. Made fo Sell Elsewhere for Our Low Warehouse Price 5210 Long Beach Blvd. GA 3-0818 Open Sunday, Noon Till 6 P. M. Daily 10 Till 9 P. M. AROUND THE WORLD WITH D E L A P L A N E "How do you figure dollars against foreign money? Do you have to learn it?" ""THERE ARE a number of currency converters covering all countries. You can buy them in airports and book stores. Richard Joseph who writes for Esquire has a good one. You can get a free conversion table from any Pan American Airways office. Air France will s e.n d you one free (write G83 Fifth avenue, NYC). They also have a good booklet on 44-pound wardrobes, world-wide climate chart and round-the-world shopping index. You might as well get that too. "Are there any books on trailer travel that would help us plan a trip?" THE TRAILER companies have literature on this--a dealer should have it "for you. Also, you can rent trailers, did you know that? There was a book published a few years ago called: "The Long, Long Trailer." Light and readable and had some good experience material. ". . . about taking a dog into Mexico?" YES, YOU CAN. There are- some border regulations about inoculations and I suggest you write Dan Sanborn of Sahborn's Travel Service, McAllen, Texas. He had a lot of information on Mexico that is good for people driving in. "What kind of camera would you take to Europe? (We are absolute amateurs.) T WOULD take a small, simple Kodak that didn't cost over $25. Over that amount they get complicated. (I have a lot of expert foreign equipment. And my teenage daughter with something like a Box Brownie gets all the pictures.) "We are booked to return to the U.S. on an airline that does not stop at Shannon. Is there any way of slopping?" AIRLINES overflying ANY city on your route MUST re,write your tickets (at your request) giving you stop-over privileges. They rewrite them onto a line that does make a stop." Any time you buy a ticket on an airline, you are not stuck with that line if your plans change or it is more convenient to fly another line. You have the original line endorse the remainder of your ticket over to the line you want to fly on. "How do we find information on the island of Cozumel and Jsla Mujeres?" WRITE TO Colon Travel Bureau, Hotel Colon, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. There are daily flights to Cozumel from Merida. At Cozumel you can fly smaller planes over to the new resort at Isla Mujeres. Slan Delaplane will answer questions on travel ^no phone calls) from his own worldwide experience. Make question specific. Send stamped, addressed envelope to Stan Delaplane, Southland Magazine, Independent, Press-Telegram, 6th and Pine, Long Beach, 12, Calif. BUILD-A-ROOH Compare Our Prices EVERY JOB IS CUSTOM DESIGNED GUARANTEED TO SATISFY -FREE ESTIMATES -- NO OBLIGATION EXTRA BEDROOMS DEN-FAMILY ROOM AS LOW AS _ 995°° 1495°° AS LOW AS (INCLUDING FIREPLACE) SAME LOW PRICES ON KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS 100% FINANCING AVAILABLE fCAL-VET NO PROBLEM) CALL GE 3-4995 WE SPECIALIZE IN COMPLETE HOME MODERNIZATION INTERIOR-EXTERIOR STATE LICENSED -- INSURED CONSTRUCTION CO.. INC. 1204 REOONDO AVE. ' LONG SEACH CAMEL RACING, ONE OF THE unique sports on the fair circuit, will be a daily feature of the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival at Indio, Fob. 12-22, inclusive. Races will ba held in conjunction with a big horse show. Camels have minds of Inoir own and race fo amusement of spectalors. GOING PLACES HAS blessed few places as it has Florida. The longest coastline of any state but Alaska, the most lakes and a smorgasbord of scenery that only the subtropics could produce, all combine to create an assortment of tourist appeals that a lifetime can scarcely fathom. Florida attracts 8 million visitors annually a n d t h e magnet is the southern half, free'of winter's chilly blasts. Florida is no more Miami Beach alone than New York State is Brooklyn alone. The real rewards are won by those who drive, at least from its northernmost ports of entry (fly-drive plans now make it possible to rent a car in one city and leave it in another without the return- charge penalty). Perhaps two-thirds of the motoring visitors enter Florida near Jacksonville, proceeding through this metropolis either to the Gulf Coast or to the east via St. Augustine, the oldest European settlement on the continent, and down an enchanted 300 miles of U. S. 1 to Palm Beach, Miami or the Keys. Despite antiquated roads, congestion and the most battering barrage of billboards on the continent, the trip retains a charm difficult to wear thin. THE PINE FORESTS spin themselves out below Jacksonville and the ocean road at St. Augustine picks up a strange, wild country of saw grass and dunes as it passes Motoring Aid Some 25,000 West German gasoline stations are now' accepting "gasoline checks" in payment for gas, oil, greasing and washing. Each check can be filled out for any sum up to 75 D. Marks (about $18), according to the German Tourist Information Office. The book of checks are being handled by a West German bank, % With the Sloanes through the marshes inundating the coast. At Daytona Beach outposts of tropical vegetation begin. Creeks and swamps and inlets thick with fishing boats and wharves wind u n d e r bridges and around both sides of the road. For those who can dally and savor there are aquariums, alligator . f a r m s, jungle gardens and usually sunshine. Those in a hurry pick up the Sunshine State Parkway for the two-hour trip from Vero Beach to Miami. So doing they miss the elegantly laid out, manicured lawns of Palm Beach and its millionaire's row of winter homes. Others wander inland from Jacksonville t h r o u g h t h e lesser-known lake and orange g r o v e country of central Florida. THE EVERGLADES begin south of Lake Okeechobee. Still largely unpenetrated by tourists, the area is one of the last true windernesses in the c o u n t r y , a vast desolate swamp populated by Seminole Indians, alligators, trappers, mangroves, cypresses and other forms of life alien to the nearby resorts. Florida's west coast is the d e c o m p r e s s i o n chamber. Above the keys, strung like a necklace on U. S. ], only the quiet retirement cities of St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Clearwater and Bradenton, and the neo-Latin American industrial center of Tampa, interrupts the unbroken miles of sand, coral, palmetto and pine forests. As the coast turns westward, more wild c o u n t r y turns up alongside some of the whitest sand beaches anywhere -- Apalachicola, Port St. Joe, Panama City, Ft. Walton and Pensacola. Shirley and.Bob Sloane will aid readers with travel problems. Send stamped, self-addressed envelope for reply, and keep questions specific. Address-the Sloanes, care Southland Magazine, Independent, Press-Telegram, 6th Pine. Lone Beach 12 t Calif.

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