National Geographic : 1925 Apr
Why Stay at ome -when you can enjoy your summer holiday, at practically no greater cost, amid always entertaining and really refreshing sights and scenes? COOK'S will enable you to travel just how and where you want to go, in the most comfortable, economical way. Special itineraries for individuals, families and small parties. Escorted tours at frequent intervals throughout Spring and Summer seasons via North Atlantic and Mediterranean. Complete series of tours of varying lengths. Special Cruise Tours to Norway, North Cape and Northern Capitals. Annual Summer Cruise around the MEDITERRANEAN on the S. S. TUSCANIA of the Cunard and Anchor Lines July 4, to Sept. 3 From New York back to New York A Magnificent Itinerary Limited Membership Popular Fares f I 4v . Boston Philadelphia 1f ' Chicago St. Louis San Francisco Los Angeles Toronto Montreal Vancouver BOURNEMOUTH England's Garden City by the Sea IN "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" a town called Sandbourne is described by Thomas Hardy as "a fairy place suddenly created by the stroke of a wand . . . a Mediterranean lounging place on the English Channel." This is really meant to portray Bour ne nouth, a popular seaside resort near Southampton and about 2 hours' train journey from London, which has grown into great favour with American visitors to England. It is a modern city of garden-sur rounded mansions, fine hotels, and lovely promenades, with all the amenities of an up-to-date holiday resort. It is a place of unique charms and beauty, and a cen tre for excursions to many of the most interesting historic spots in England, such as Corfe Castle and Stonehenge. Within a 30-mile radius 2,000 years of history are enshrined. The scenes fa miliar to readers of Thomas Hardy's novels are virtually at its door. The re gion abounds in lovely old-world vil lages and remains of the Roman occupa tion and the Norman conquest. Christchurch, famous for its historic old Priory church, a remarkable Nor man relic of the 12th century, and a Mecca of pilgrimage, is practically next door to Bournemouth. Several famous cathedrals and abbeys - Winchester. Salisbury, Wimborne, Romsey, Beau lieu-are within a day's motoring tour. The New Forest, in days of old the hunting ground of Norman Kings, is within half-an-hour's motor run. Although Bournemouth was but a tiny fishing hamlet a little more than a generation ago, the manifold charms of its locality have resulted in its develop ment as one of the principal seaside re sorts of England, with a population of something like a hundred thousand. American tourists to England will find it a most delightful place to spend a week or two. A copy of the town's official guide, with maps and illustrations and the full est information with respect to hotels and boarding houses, may be obtained from the Town Clerk, Town Hall, Bournemouth. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."