Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 16, 1961 · Page 87
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TRAVEL AND RESORTS Just Write See your travel agent or write direct for these free brochures and/or booklets related to vacationing: A booklet "Shopping in London" tells you precisely where to go; contains information and history about famous London shops, streets a n d shopping regulations. ·Prbjusely illustrated. "ASdress: British Travel Assn., 680 Fifth Ave., New York 19, N.Y. A new folder describes the car rental service the French National Railroads has just introduced. Address: Jean Hagin Leitner, French National Railroads, 610 Fifth Ave., New York 20, N. Y. Ask Mr. Foster Travel Service offers a brochure "Mexico" which describes four "Fiesta Holiday" tours to Mexico. tw ROOMS SUITES AND BUNGALOWS LARGEST MOUNTAIN RESORT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA and ONLY SO MINUTES from LONG BEACH AMUItMiNlfi Pilri.fl b.tuh, Oljrr.p', posJ, baling. »°l tiding, flihlflg. hiking, end outrfsor ipoiti at pll kindi. rO YOU! MIMUHI, Jvp.rb iiitairont, cotklsil bgr, ln l rf'tifrvj and Jomtng, THf SPOT AJ IAKI AKROWHIADt CHILDREN UNDER 1 6 F R f f or I Dlntr 1 ! Club Uukiaurliird AHtrlcai Eiprtw Girls SliNth* *1 C*I'IM mm KDGE IME 1IUIJHHE» CAU COLLECT . . . Kit FIRM »ESE«Y*rlOM . . . TfLEPHONE 711 Let 1J: yourselt . . . on a friendly*^ fun -packed GREYHOUND ESCORTED TOUR TO WESTERN TREASURE TRAILS You got so much for only $143.40 (from Los Angeles) ALL TOURS INCLUDE: · Round-trip transportation. ·Travel private coach with same group all the way. · First-class hotel accommodations every night. · Professional escort as your guide and host. · Special sightseeing. « Surprise extras. . . - * 8 memorable d a y s ! * Scenic Monterey Peninsula Including fatnoui i7*rviri» Drivel · Gay San Francitco . . . Chin.town, Nob Hill . . . Top of the MjrVI · SolJcn Gate Bridge. Redwoods it Muir Woods Monumgnrl VSacramenlo, LaLe Tahoe, Reno/ Virginia CHy, High - " Starts, mucri more! CHOOSE FROM MANV OTHER ESCORTED T O U R S - L I K E THESE; Escorted From Los Angeles: Days Price CANADIAN ROCKtES-GLACfER PARK 18 $4 12.40 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK 4 86,00 COLORADO ROCKIES 15 293.45 All ork« doub'e er twin room rales, ocr oerjon, Dluj lax. juMect lo chaooe. VACATION NOW-PAY LATER WITH GREYHOUND'S BUDGET TRAVEL PLAN ASK ABOUT WIDE CHOICE OF NOH-ESCORTEO, INDEPENDENT SEE GREYHOUND OR YOU'S FAVORITE TRAVEL AGENT 128 GOING PLACES -- · -- with the Sloanes that the New Yorkers liave started to desert the city for the summer, thoughtfully making room for visitors, let's take an uncluttered look at the non- tourist's New York. RESTAURANTS -- There are two kinds of restaurants in New York -- for food, and for food plus display. Both will feed you well and both can be expensive. But for no- nonsense good eating, as well as a fighting chance for your pocketbook, the first is your best bet. You can go to the unpretentious kosher style delicatessens where the working people eat and have hot corned beef and salami and pickles and fresh homestyle bread as you'll find it nowhere else in the world. Or you can graduate to the likes of Lindy's, where the home- style cooking is refined, heaping, efficiently served and comparatively inexpensive. The Chinese restaurants here are better than they ever were in pie-Communist China. Italian restaurants are good. The showy restaurants are peopled almost entirely by walking expense accounts. There are many fine French restaurants at various price levels, rare outside of France. Night clubs? Also for the human check b o o k s , and generally not for the human stomach. The best guide in New York is a weekly magazine called Cue, which reviews reslaur- ants, plays, movies and current attractions. HOTELS -For the budget- minded, the small hotels on the side streets in the 40s and uptown are good bets. Two good choices in the theater district are the Taft and the Edison, both busy and commercial, but reasonable and well run. For the most New York atmosphere, such hotels as the Essex House, St. Moritz and Barbizon Plaza, all facing Central Park, are moderate and comfortable. ENTERTAINMENT -- Tickets for the most hard-lo-see plays can usually be had from .agencies (most hotels have one) at a reasonable premium. If not, investigate the so- called off-Broadway houses, which often have less commercial and more beguiling shows. WHAT TO SEE-- After you get Chinatown, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty off your chest, try these for something different: See 5th Ave., the world's greatest street, two ways -- on foot and from a bus. Note the ponderous mansions of the old-line wealthy along Central Park, and pause a while in Washington Square among the beatniks. The most expensive merchandise in the world is displayed there. Ride out to Idlewild Airport. It's an impressive place (Continued on Next Page) AROUND THK WORLD WITH D E L A P L A N E "You r e c o m m e n d the Michelin Guide for driving in France. 'Where do we buy it?" ANY OF THF, Paris bookstores along the Champs Elysees or in the Opera district. Here in the U. S. at Abercrombie Fitch; the Librairie de France in Rockefeller Center, New York City; Brentano's in New York (or their branches in other cities). ". . . if we drive to New York and take a plane, is there some inexpensive place to leave the car?" The Oil Market Garage, 1GG- 172 Perry St., New York, specializes in this: $12 a week or $40 a month. Includes pickup and delivery service from dock or airline terminal. "How do you go about renting an apartment in Paris before you jet there?" I'd gel a friend who has a friend who has a friend who lives in Paris--that is, I'd try to get some direct contact if possible. In New York City, Pat Palmer, Inc., 22 E. 67lh St., is supposed to be an expert V f t j . on renting a n y t h i n g . jf^ from apartments to Sis*' castles in Europe. M i n i m u m contract is three months. (I don't know this firm personally and don't have any reports on how it works out. I'd like lo have one from you.) "How do you jintl out about freighter travel? Do you know whether it is a worthwhile way lo go?" JT CERTAINLY is cheaper. Other advantages are a lot of quiet. Ports other ships don't hit so much. 1 did 28 days on a freighter to Rio and thought it was great. Tile disadvantages: You are committed to live with 11 other passengers--maybe you won't like them. Meal hours are pretty early, 5 o'clock dinners, etc. They are suited to the crew working day, not yours as on passenger liners. You may not like those off- the-track ports. {The reason big ships don't visit them is that they don't have as much to offer.) It's hard to get on freighters--that 12-passenger limit doesn't leave many passages open. The best book on this is Ford's Freighter Guide, $2.50, Keneth Ford, Publishers, 2031 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. Fares, sailing dates and addresses. "On a flight lo Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok, what else can \ve sec? Formosa?" Sure. Any airline ticket gives you stopovers in places the line overflies. That is, they'll give you a ticket on a n o t h e r line that does stop in that place. Then you pick up the original line farther along. For Formosa, you fly CAT --Civil Air Transport. Your originating airline will write it in--here or you can do it in -Tokyo. Supposed lo be a good stopover with a good, new hotel. THE PRICE JS RIGHT: When you hit the Caribbean, the British have the least expensive islands. Except for Jamaica, that's right up there. Try St. Lucia, Nevis, Grenada, Antigua. Barbados off season --summer and early fall. Stan Delaplane finds it impossible to answer all of his travel mail. For his intimate tips on Japan. Italy, England, Trance, Russia, Hawaii, Mexico, Ireland and Spain (10 cents each), send coins and stamped, self-addressed, large envelope to Chronicle Features, 821 Market St., San Francisco. Dlslrlboled bv The Chronicle Features COOK'S HAS THE CONNECTIONS Use fhem! See Cook's before you go ... for information, tickets, and reservations, in advance. Use Cook's Private Travel Arrangements, or go with a group ...nnrl you're an important and ti'dcojne guest everywhere. Your travel agent will hook you with Cook's ... and he'll respect your judgment wlien you insist on Cook's, the world's largest and oldest (ravel organization. Ask for Cook's f a c t - p a c k e d booklet,'Travel lilcns/'contnln- intf J a l a on hundreds of Tours and Cruises. THOS. COOK SON 455 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach HE 7-0474 CKOH'S

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