November 13, 1988
We recently completed the "Autumn in Alberta" Canadian Rockies trip described by Bill Hughes in his Mature Traveler article of June 26. The accommodations, Air Canada flight and bus tour by Brewster Transportation in Banff were outstanding. After reading Hughes' comments concerning Bill Siefke of Great Western Travel, Pasadena, phone (818) 578-1161 or (800) 344-7090, and his personal attention to every detail of the tour, we are pleased to report that this trip was exactly as described in Hughes' column.
August 30, 1987
A super photo by Bill Hughes. In October we plan on being in Ohio, and after reading Betty Hughes' excellent article we must explore and enjoy the Amish vicinity. It was a most enjoyable and informative article. LEORA E. HERMAN Los Osos
April 5, 1987
The March 8 article in The Mature Traveler column by Bill Hughes about "Space Available" for military air travel was misleading. The veterans he was referring to were, of course, retired military. However, space available military air travel is authorized for all active duty military, some government employees overseas and dependents of both groups. My wife and I have crossed the Pacific for $10 and for the same fare made many trips in the Far East. BILL LEWIS Pusan, Korea
March 15, 1987
Kudos to Bill Hughes for the wonderful article in the Feb. 15 Mature Traveler column on our tour company and our new "Stay-Put Tours." The hundreds of phone calls and letters asking for information have overwhelmed us. Most all of the inquiries commented on the comprehensiveness of Bill's article. But the inquiry that really knocked our socks off was the phone call from a reader in Sydney, Australia, asking for a tour brochure after reading the Mature Traveler. The reach of the Sunday Times Travel Section is unbelievable!
January 18, 1987
The Jan. 4 Mature Traveler article by Bill Hughes considerably brightened a historically rather dull first week of the year. We have received more than 1,000 inquiries and our telephones are still ringing. Never before in my 30 years in the Los Angeles travel industry have I witnessed such a tremendous response from the public. What I also want to convey most especially is the many, many comments that have been made complimenting Hughes on how well the article was written and how much everyone appears to look forward to and enjoy his Mature Traveler column.
August 17, 1986
Bill Hughes' advice to senior motorists (The Mature Traveler, Aug. 3) was excellent. His greatest message, unwritten, was: "Enjoy!" Our 500-miles-a-day friends snicker when we say it takes us two days to get to San Francisco. Sometimes it takes longer. There are missions we haven't seen. A country road invites us off the beaten path and we find a whole countryside of almond trees in bloom. Or hillsides green with grass. Stops in San Luis Obispo or Fresno (there's a gorgeous Best Western motel there)