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April 19, 1988 - Image 31

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Summer vacation isn't far
you're thinking about d
Grand Tour of Europe this
or maybe basking in the sun c
sand beach. Unless your i
vacation is to travel first cla
way, there's usually a way
vacation and not spend a for
First, decide where you wa
There are hundreds of excitin
fascinating, and restful place
and you have to choose the c
right for you. Travel agent
books, and experienced tray
be helpful in making your
Talk to someone whose t
similar to yours. Or check gu
and read up on places that c
interest. Once you've found
that sounds appealing, fin
much information as you c
up on the history, climate,
and attractions.
Travel agencies can be a u
in planning a vacation, but
other business, they're there
money. The best way to get t
est accommodations and airf
use your own resources as we
travel agent's. Comparison
you would do with any ot
chase. Tell the travel agent
the lowest possible prices and
from there, adding the amer
want. You might not want to
omy class all the way, but
you'll know what the rock
prices are and can decid

I money to spare
away and amenities are important to you.
oing the Check into package deals that in-
summer, clude airfare, accommodations, and
n a white meals. They can be a good savings
dea of a depending upon where you want to
ss all the travel. Pick up some guidebooks and
to take a find out the individual prices of rooms
tune. and meals, as well as airfares, and
nt to go. compare them with what the package
g, exotic, charges. Remember that tips, trans-
s to visit, fers, taxes, and other costs are usually
ne that's included in package trips. Count these
s, guide- expenses into your total cost.
elers can
decision. Your personal style
astes are If you're interested in a specific type
idebooks of vacation-a biking tour or a week
itch your in the wilderness, for example-check
a place with organizations such as the Sierra
d out as Club and International Youth
an. Read Hostels. They, along with many other
culture, organizations and clubs, offer trips
tailored to specific interests or sports.
seful tool Decide if you want time to yourself
like any or want to be with someone. Traveling
to make alone can be a great opportunity for
he cheap- meeting people and being able to do
ares is to exactly what you want. But there's
11 as your also the possibility of eating alone and
shop as not having someone to share your ex- -
her pur- periences with. 4
you want
work up Cash, check or charge
wities you Traveler's checks are the safest way
go econ- to carry money because they can be re- 6
at least placed if stolen. P
bottom If your vacation invojves traveling
e which to several countries, have your travel-
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