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Travel Funds
Travelers cheques can be purchased at your bank. They come in denominations of $10.00, $20.00, $50.00 and $100.00 and are supplied to you in a handy leather wallet of pocket size. Two spaces are provided for your signature on the face of each cheque.
Clothing For Travel
The first and last rule as to clothing is to take as little as possible. A famous traveler-author makes it a rule to lay out his outfit for a new trip in three piles. 1. The things he is sure to use every day. 2. The things he is likely to need two or three times a week. 3. The things he may need.
Baggage To Take Abroad
Have your baggage distinctly marked with either name or initials, and some indication of your home address. Some other distinctive marking, such as colored stripes, preferably on the ends, facilitates the finding of trunks among a mass of them.
Before Going Abroad
American consuls handle mail matter for traveling Americans free of charge, forwarding at least that sufficiently paid. But it is preferable to lay this task upon other agencies.
Shipboard Customs And Information
On most passenger ships gentlemen wear tuxedo for dinner, except on the first and last nights of the voyage. Ladies wear corresponding costumes, rarely grande toilette. In the other classes ordinary business dress is the all but universal rule.
Tips On Board Ship
Tips should be, though they frequently are not, rewards for duties well performed, not obligatory charities. The faster the boat and the finer your suite, the more will be expected of you.
Hints Of Passing Foreign Customs
On the whole foreign customs regulations are less exacting than those of the United States. Nevertheless frontier formalities are one of the chief drawbacks to travel for pleasure.
Handling Baggage Abroad
Porters in at least uniform caps meet trains throughout Europe. Those who wish the services of one have only to lower the compartment window and beckon to one as the train comes.
Foregin Railroads
A point worth remembering is that some express trains in Europe run only three days a week; that they may be crowded, or all accommodations reserved long in advance, if it chances to be a holiday, of which the traveler may know nothing.
Air Routes Abroad
In foreign lands outside Europe, air service, especially service on regular schedules, is much more rare. Those who wish to reach the isolated capital of Colombia may spare themselves the tedious steamer up the Magdalena River, but at a cost of about $250 for a single day's flight.
Local Travel Guides
Local guides are sometimes useful in saving valuable time or in getting a general view of large foreign cities before formal sight seeing begins. Otherwise they are more annoyance than help, and much less reliable on the whole than a good guidebook.
Telegrams And Telephones
Telegrams abroad are usually sent from post offices, except in England. Special Delivery Letters, known as Petits Bleus, pass quickly to and fro in Paris.
Hotel And Pensions Abroad
Of the most luxurious hotels in the principal cities of Europe and many other foreign lands little need be said except that they offer service about equal to those in the United States at approximately the same prices.
Whom To Tip Abroad
Though tipping is one of the apparently necessary evils in Europe and most other foreign countries, even as it is at home, the European form of it is within fairly reasonable limits.
Un-American Foreign Customs
In England shoes are left outside the bedroom door upon retiring, whether in hotels or private houses. In a few continental countries this is also the custom.
Of First Importance In Foreign Countries
For the information of the inexperienced traveler, the following pages suggest the outstanding features of various countries, the places under no circumstances to be missed.
Returning Home
If your return is at the crowded season, particularly from Europe between August 15 and October 15, you will be wise to have reserved (and paid in time), your return passage.
History Of Rugby
FOOTBALL—RUGBY FOOTBALL—History of the game—I propose to devote this part of the article to a sketch of the various phases of development which the game has undergone from the period of twenty a side up to the present time.
The Game Of Golf
GOLF—The game of golf consists in playing a ball, in as few strokes as possible, from certain starting places, called teeing-grounds, with various clubs suited to the nature of the stroke, into a succession of holes cut in the ground at varying distances.
Game Hunting And Guns
The Vena Contracta is another type of game gun that is rapidly coming into favour in consequence of its extreme handiness, strength and lightness.
History Of Hockey
HOCKEY—History of the Game—The game of hockey as now played may be considered to have originated in the year 1883, the first attempt to establish the game under a definite code of rules being successfully undertaken by the Wimbledon Club in that year.
The Arabian Horse
HORSE—THE ARABIAN—The Arabian horse—in Arabic Kehailan—is probably the most ancient of existing domestic breeds. He is also the original thoroughbred horse of the East, from whose exemplar all Western ideas of thorough breeding in horseflesh were derived.
The British Thoroughbred
HORSES—THE BRITISH THOROUGHBRED—British Ancestry—What combination of causes produced the British thoroughbred it would be almost futile to inquire, for the combination was in most cases more or less fortuitous, and the extraordinary result must have been, in the last century, quite unexpected.
The Thorougbred Hunter Horse
HUNTERS—If the combination of means, opportunity, and no more than a moderate bodily weight enable a man to own a thorough-bred hunter, he can desire nothing better.
Glossary Of Horse Terms
Bishoping—The practice of artificially modifying the appearance of horses in order to improve their price, usually by making them appear younger.
Hound Breeding
HOUND BREEDING—Within the last thirty years the facilities for breeding fox-hounds of high class have been greatly increased.
The Structure Of Game Fishes
A fish may be termed a cold-blooded, gill-breathing, backboned animal, adapted to life in the water, through which it moves by the aid of fins, which correspond to the limbs of other animals. The true fishes are represented by the types treated in this volume.
The White Sea Bass
There is an element of chance in sea-angling found in no other sport. I remember that my old boatman on the St. Lawrence knew every rock and shoal in a thirty-mile row around Grenadier Island and would often indicate a strike in advance.
The Gray Snapper
Of all the game fishes of Florida the snappers afforded me the most sport, as they were essentially gamy at all ages and sizes. The small specimens, weighing from two to six pounds, often found in the shallow waters of the lagoon, were the trout of the reef.
The Leaping Tuna
Tuna angling is purely a modern sport which I suggested ten or twelve years ago at the island of Santa Catalina, California, and, like many manly sports, it flashed into popularity and almost world-wide fame.
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