Travel Trails By Martin B. Deutsch for 1966
December 1: THE WORLD'S MOST SWINGING VACATION CLUB
The most swinging vacation club in the world has come to the Western Hemisphere. Until now, the Club Méditerranée has operated pretty much in Europe and along the shores and islands of the Mediterranean and in Tahiti. The sixteen-year-old club has become a byword for exotic, colorful sports-oriented, (very) low-cost holidays. And now developments are under way to bring this resort concept into your back yard.
November 1: THE CARIBBEAN IS JUMPING!
The islands of the Caribbean and West Atlantic will be jumping as never before during the coming winter and spring months. Barring any unforeseen developments on the "hot" and "cold" war fronts, or within the U.S. economy, hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to seek the guaranteed sub-tropical sunshine, white sand beaches and sparkling surf that make the islands a favorite family vacation destination.
October 1: ATLANTA SWINGS
Atlanta is big league today by any yardstick, whether it is size, industry, sports and recreation, scenic and historical sites, culture, music, drama or the visual arts. But this singular Southern city on the move retains the warmth and hospitality of a bygone era, or a much smaller town. This makes for a charming--if not offbeat--vacation headquarters.
September 1: TUCSON IS PARADISE FOR MOTORISTS
Tucson today is a spacious sprawling city of 300,000, with a thriving industry and a healthy tourist trade. But somehow, the past and present, the dependable climate, the mixture of dramatic desert and pine-clad mountains, the Spanish, Mexican, Indian and frontier influences, all fit together for an ideal family vacation, an exciting foray on wheels.
August 1: OFF THE BEATEN PATH ON FLORIDA ISLANDS
Mention a Florida vacation these days and you'll invariably conjure up visions of such well-known resorts as Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, or the St. Petersburg-Tampa area on the west coast. What you may not know is that the Florida coastline, on both sides, is dotted with thousands of islands, big and small, many accessible by automobile, which will allow you and the family to spend an exciting, off-the-beaten-path holiday. And you won't need a big budget to make this delightful offshore swing.
July 1: EXPO '67
For a six-month period next year, the eyes of the world will be focused on tiny St. Helene's Island in Montreal harbor, site of Canada's Expo 67 international exposition. Don't let the word "tiny" throw you off the track. The 1,000 or so acres set aside for this official "world's fair" will reflect excitement, innovation and fun generated by nearly their best foot forward in futuristic pavilions. Several hundred corporations and associations will participate, in addition to the Canadian provinces.
June 1: TRAVEL BEGINS AT HOME
Uncle Sam is making a concerted effort to "encourage Americans and citizens of other lands to discover and enjoy the scenic, historic and recreational attractions of the United States, its territories and possessions and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico." The stakes are significant.
The crux of the matter is the critical balance-of-payments problem: Travel abroad by Americans is regarded as a sizeable factor in the payments imbalance and gold drain.
May 1: MOTORING'S MAGIC TRIANGLE
Confining ourselves to a few highlights of a three-state area, we can map out two delightful weeks of leisure, pleasure and excitement, which will match a vacation anywhere in the land. If we took more than a few top spots of the "triangle" we have in mind--New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania--we could easily spend several months in this tri-state area, without even sampling all the things it has to offer.
April 1: DISNEYLAND REVISITED
I have developed a certain immunity to recreation parks, storybook villages, replicas of old western towns and the hundreds of other "fun" projects that beckon their expensive fingers to travelers along the highways and byways of this country. So when, on a short visit to Los Angeles, I grudgingly agreed to spend a day at Disneyland, I was certain the place would bore me. Was I ever wrong!
March 1: HAWAIIAN TRAIL
The place we've selected is bathed in perpetual sunshine. The beaches are splendid, the surf is challenging, the legendary local charm and gaiety are infectious, the choice of accommodations is dazzling, the water sports and golf are hard to match–and let's not overlook the excellent deep-sea fishing. We're talking about Hawaii, of course.
February 1: UNSPOILED NORWAY
Just seven or eight hours by jet from New York lies a handsome country with hospitable people and a heroic history. In the summer, the citizens go boating and fishing; in the winter, they can't wait to go skiing, either cross-country or downhill. Norway is one of the most exciting and delightful vacation destinations in Europe, no matter what time of the year you make the trip.
January 1: TOURING THE NEW AFRICA
The symptoms of the dynamic forces at work in Africa are endless. New countries emerge, governments change, the United Nations accepts another member from the Dark Continent. The changes, especially on the political, economic and social fronts, are far-reaching and far from over. But despite all the activity, there are things which do not change. One is the traditional desire among the North Americans with adventure in their blood to make at least one trip to Africa, whether armed with guns and/or cameras.
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