Trailways has come up with an inexpensive deal for bus travelers. Ten days of travel for $100. Unlimited mileage. Go wherever you wish. Youngsters 11 and under travel free with an adult, those 12 to 16 pay $5 a day. Senior citizens get a 10% discount and members of the American Assn. of Retired Persons are offered a 12% break.
Leaf-peepers traveling to Vermont for the foliage season can write for a free foliage vacation kit. Contains a guide to lodging, a calendar of events, a state map. Drop a card to the Vermont Travel Division, 134 State St., Department 5, Montpelier, Vt. 05602. If you’re in a rush, send $1 for first-class mail.
St. Mary’s Medical Center in Long Beach operates a clinic that specializes in the health needs for international travelers. Information on infectious diseases, tips on avoiding illness overseas. A consultation fee of $27. Inoculations cost $11 each. For details contact Dr. David Tillman, St. Mary’s Medical Center, 1050 Linden Ave. (P.O. Box 887) Long Beach 90801, or telephone (213) 491-9006.
The grape harvest will be getting under way soon in the Napa Valley. Covers a three-month period ending in November. If you’ve got a crush on the grape our advice is to avoid the people crush on weekends. It’s a bear. (You’ll find it less crowded in Sonoma/Mendocino counties if traffic unnerves you.) For information on Napa, a 24-hour hot line will be operating throughout the season. In California call (800) 682-7874. Outside California phone (800) 852-7874.
Ran an item several weeks ago about a tour that’s free for veterans (and their families) of the Korean War. Returning servicemen pay air fare only. The five-day tour is compliments of the Korean government. Includes all meals, hotels, sightseeing. (Visits from Seoul to Panmunjom, Inchon.) Details from Net Tours, 150 Powell St., San Francisco 94102. In California telephone toll-free (800) 792-0747. Departure date is Nov. 14. (Eligible veterans must have served in Korea between June 25, 1950, and July 27, 1953.)
In case you came away from Britain without finishing your shopping, Judy West says she can solve your problems. She’s a professional shopper who lives in Surrey. Says West: “I will buy items your readers wished they had bought while visiting England. Like extra pieces for a china tea or dinner service. Or maybe a sweater from Marks & Spencer. Or perhaps a book they cannot find in Los Angeles. All they need do is to write or call me with the details and I will do my utmost to locate the item.” West says to send no money. She’ll notify you of cost after she locates the items. Write to West, Braeside, Downhurst Road, Ewhurst, Cranleigh, Surrey, England.vl,2
Dee Duncan of Santa Barbara specializes in travel services for the mentally handicapped and persons with hearing/sight impairment. Serves both children and adults, offers leisure/educational trips. Duncan provides 24-hour supervision, plans itineraries. Eight years of experience. Staff members include psychologists, therapists, nurses, nurse’s aides. Tours range from outings to Ojai and Solvang to the Bahamas and Britain. Contact Dee Duncan, 2820 Holly Road, Santa Barbara 93105, or telephone (805) 687-4484.
Ireland--Christiane Hoogerwerf, Ventura: Recommends a B&B; for 8 a night. Write to Mrs. T. Calhoun, Ker Maria, Station Road, Cootehill, Ireland.
Massachusetts--Sue Riesner, Santa Ana: “Enjoyed Konkapot Kitchens restaurant, Main Street, Mill River, Mass. 01244. Innovative cuisine, uses the freshest possible ingredients.”
Washington--Jules D. Barnett, Long Beach: Bed-and-breakfast accommodation in Seattle, Wash., at 3498 W. Blaine St. “Price is $42 for two. I would like to keep this a secret but the inn is so wonderful it deserves all the public praise possible.”
Virginia--Barbara Johnson, Corona del Mar: Vine Cottage Inn, Hot Springs, Va. About $40-$45 per night.
Vermont--W. R. Perley, Pasadena: Stonebridge Inn, 3 Beaman St., Poultney, Vt. 05764. Costs $54 to $64 per couple, including breakfast.
San Juan Bautista, Calif.--Robert Leinster, Laguna Niguel: “At the intersection of Alameda and San Juan-Hollister Road (California 156) found a sparkling new inn, the San Juan Inn. Paid $44 for a double including a 10% senior’s discount. The most sparkling clean room we’ve found in our traveling experience.”
Redlands, Calif.--Mrs. Charles Dougherty, Los Angeles: “A great restaurant on the way to Palm Springs, Joe Greensleeves, 222 N. Orange St., Redlands 92373. Telephone (714) 792-6969.”
Santa Rosa, Calif.--Jackie Pickell, San Diego: “A big plus for the Garden Inn, 1500 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, Calif. 95404. Our room was $35 a night.”
Sri Lanka--M. G. Seals, Los Angeles: Sea Drift Tourist Guest House, No. 2, Carron Place, Negombo, Sri Lanka. “Clean, inexpensive. About $3 to $5 per person.”
Switzerland--June and Ken Shimabukuro, Huntington Beach: “A charming hotel/restaurant, Hotel Schafli in the village of Amden (CH-8873 Amden, Switzerland). First-class cuisine, a breathtaking pastoral setting above Lake Walensee. An immaculate room with shower (including breakfast) is $25.”
Cayman Islands--Mary Jane Tompkins, Duarte: “A wonderful small hotel on the north shore of Grand Cayman. Write to Villa Caribe Country Inn, P.O. Box 1410, Grand Cayman, B.W.I. Paid $48 per night per couple for a standard. Modified American plan, which I recommend, is $93 per couple for a standard room and $101 for an ocean view. Food is excellent.”
Austria--Barbara and Tom Dougherty, Palos Verdes Peninsula: Recommend Schloss Altenhof, A-4142 Hofkirchen, Austria. “This is a castle with four apartments for rent. Ours was $200 a week and there were five in our party.”
Spain--Charles and Betty Richards, San Bernardino: Enjoyed Bisbal Hostal Residencia, Pie de la Cruz No. 9, Valencia 1, and Hotel Residencia Andorra, 33 Gran Via, 28013 Madrid. Rates about $13 per night for a double.
France--M. Lantz, Oxnard: “A pleasant hotel in southern France, the St. Vincent in Bagneres-de Bigorre. A reasonable $11.50. A good restaurant with very fair prices. But more important, the owners were very friendly to us.”
France--Sylvain Fribourg, Woodland Hills: Praise for Relais de Margaux, 33460 Margaux, France. “This is in the Medoc region near Bordeaux. Rates 600 to 800 francs. Well worth the money spent.”
France--Herbert Landesman, West Covina: Enjoyed Cafe de Paris at 63 Rue General de Gaulle, Troyes, France.
France--Roberta S. Greenwood, Pacific Palisades: Recommends Hotel La Ferte on the village square in Chagny, France. “Room for one and breakfast on the garden terrace was $13.50.”
France--Jeff Wong, Cerritos: “Enjoyed two outstanding dinners at La Cour Saint Germain restaurant, 236 Boulevard Pereire 17. Adjacent to Port Maillot Air Terminal. French country decor, excellent service. Select from six dinner entrees. Fixed fare of about $6.”
Scotland--Mrs. Montgomery, Fullerton: “A lovely B&B; for $20. Write to Mrs. S. MacDonald, Estoril, 55 Old Perth Road, B9006 Culcabock, Inverness, Scotland.”
Scotland--Eugene and Donna Silverman, Northridge: Enjoyed a bed and breakfast at 16 Victoria Place, Stirling, Scotland FK8 2QU.