National Geographic : 1965 Mar
Two came to Britain .. how far did they get for $30 ? J.J. hired a car. Just for a couple of days. Cost $8.40 down, plus 10 cents a mile. It was a very small car. Un-American. With strange shift gears and right-hand drive. And the English roads didn't help much, either !Narrow things, most of them all meandering and quaint. His progress was solemn. Still, he eventually made it to Stratford-upon-Avon. And back. A modest 220 miles all told. And his $30 was up! T.T. spent his $30 before he left home. He spent them with his travel agent.. .on Thrift Rail Coupons. And when he got to Britain, he traded his ThriftRails for train tickets. That way, he saved a lot of money. And he went to Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare) and to Oxford (dreaming spires). The Lake District (Wordsworth land) and Perth (Scottish Highlands). Edinburgh (Scotland's capital) and York (cathedral country). And back to London again. All for $30! And did he travel in style! Sitting back in armchair comfort, in an airy compartment with plenty of room ... watching through picture windows as the green hills and hedgerows slipped by. He could even get all his meals en route-sound British fare at low charges. Like being in a traveling hotel! So his travel was fast . . .and relaxing. Left him with plenty of time and energy for sightseeing. He really got around in Britain. And all for $30. $30 worth of ThriftRail Coupons will buy you up to 1,000 miles of rail travel in Britain ... a big saving on normal fares. ($45 books available, too.) But remember, you can only buy ThriftRails in the States. So have a chat with your travel agent about it. Be seeing you! British Rail-International Inc. New York 20, N.Y .: 630 Fifth Avenue. Los Angeles 14, Calif.: 510 West Sixth Street.