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January 5, 1986
I have no words to tell you how much I liked Sharon Dirlam's marvelous article about our Copacabana Beach (Nov. 17). She featured Rio with class and grace. The photography used is terrific. I received the next day over 40 phone calls with questions related to the article. So many questions! Sharon Dirlam is a very good writer. Thank you very much. Our address is 3810 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1500, Los Angeles 90010. DANILO AZVEDO Tourist Department Brazilian Trade Center Los Angeles
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TRAVEL
August 7, 1988
Regarding the article "Blazing a Trail Through Three Travel Bookstores" by Sharon Dirlam (May 29), I would like to inform Orange County readers about Travel Suppliers, 727 N. Placentia Ave., Fullerton, phone (714) 528-2502. Owner Art Earick is a retired geography professor who has a vast supply of maps, travel books and accessories. He also gives free travel advice and suggestions. JEAN HILL Placentia
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TRAVEL
July 3, 1988
Many thanks for the wonderful discovery of the Maps to Anywhere Travel Bookstore in Hollywood--"Blazing a Trail Through Three Travel Bookstores" (May 29), by Sharon Dirlam. At last Los Angeles has a specialty shop that compares to the wonderful bookstores on Charing Cross Road in London. It's a candy store for me, and I especially loved the reprints of travel classics that it stocks. It even had guidebooks and maps on the Maldives Islands. WENDY HALL Los Angeles
TRAVEL
July 17, 1988
Many thanks to Sharon Dirlam for "Blazing a Trail Through Three Travel Bookstores" (May 29) and to photographer Larry Bessel. The article was well received by Travel Section readers. Many cut it out and came in clutching it. And when it came time to pay for their purchases, they would unfold it and say: "I saw your write-up in The Times," and waved it at us. Last week we received a number of South Seas language guides, including Yapese and Marshallese. Nine books have been ordered on the Malay language, and Fijian will be on the shelf soon.
TRAVEL
August 7, 1988
Regarding the article "Blazing a Trail Through Three Travel Bookstores" by Sharon Dirlam (May 29), I would like to inform Orange County readers about Travel Suppliers, 727 N. Placentia Ave., Fullerton, phone (714) 528-2502. Owner Art Earick is a retired geography professor who has a vast supply of maps, travel books and accessories. He also gives free travel advice and suggestions. JEAN HILL Placentia
TRAVEL
October 18, 1987
Some friends on the West Coast sent me the article that Sharon Dirlam wrote Aug. 30 on Dirlammen, Germany. My family has lived here in Mansfield for four generations. My great-grandfather, Judge Darius Dirlam, was the first judge of Common Pleas Court here, mayor of Mansfield three times and went down the East Coast, walked across Panama and then took a ship up to the gold fields of California. ROBERT B. DIRLAM Mansfield, Ohio
TRAVEL
August 24, 1986
We would like to thank Sharon Dirlam for her article on Dubrovnik (Aug. 3). It has generated a surge of interest especially important in view of the negative press Europe as a travel destination has received this year (in some cases, rightfully so). In our case, being a lesser-known destination, we often get lost in the shuffle. The support of the Times Travel Section is immeasurable. SAMO TOPLAK and BRANKO JELOVIC Yugotours
TRAVEL
January 20, 1985
Retirees on the Mark Sharon Dirlam's coverage of the American Assn. of Retired Persons Travel Service (Dec. 23) far surpassed my expectations, not only in the breadth of coverage but in the depth and accuracy. Both Bob Dunn and I are used to finding that our statements appear in different contexts or altered slightly enough to change the original sense. Her reporting, however, stayed on the mark throughout, covering the spectrum of facts and suggestions in a directed and interesting manner, and concluded with the best advice that any traveler could have.
TRAVEL
June 26, 1988
The article, "Blazing a Trail Through Three Travel Bookstores" (May 29), by Sharon Dirlam, carried a good wrap-up on three map and travel bookstores, but left out one that is at least the equal of two. I am familiar with two of the three written about and rank Geographia Map & Travel Bookstore, 4000 Riverside Drive, Burbank, phone (818) 848-1414, equal to one and superior to another on knowledgeability and helpfulness and well ahead of one on book selection. DAVID W. HARLOWE Tarzana
TRAVEL
April 10, 1988
Sharon Dirlam in "Tours & Cruises" (March 6) quoted from InnerAsia's newsletter that individual travelers were no longer being allowed to travel to Tibet. We have found that this is not the case and that individual travelers are being allowed to enter the country if they meet certain provisions. They must have paid for their trip outside of China, they must have an itinerary that includes sightseeing and they must possess a valid visa. Groups, as you noted, are unaffected as the above conditions are met automatically.
TRAVEL
July 3, 1988
Many thanks for the wonderful discovery of the Maps to Anywhere Travel Bookstore in Hollywood--"Blazing a Trail Through Three Travel Bookstores" (May 29), by Sharon Dirlam. At last Los Angeles has a specialty shop that compares to the wonderful bookstores on Charing Cross Road in London. It's a candy store for me, and I especially loved the reprints of travel classics that it stocks. It even had guidebooks and maps on the Maldives Islands. WENDY HALL Los Angeles
TRAVEL
June 26, 1988
The article, "Blazing a Trail Through Three Travel Bookstores" (May 29), by Sharon Dirlam, carried a good wrap-up on three map and travel bookstores, but left out one that is at least the equal of two. I am familiar with two of the three written about and rank Geographia Map & Travel Bookstore, 4000 Riverside Drive, Burbank, phone (818) 848-1414, equal to one and superior to another on knowledgeability and helpfulness and well ahead of one on book selection. DAVID W. HARLOWE Tarzana
TRAVEL
April 10, 1988
Sharon Dirlam in "Tours & Cruises" (March 6) quoted from InnerAsia's newsletter that individual travelers were no longer being allowed to travel to Tibet. We have found that this is not the case and that individual travelers are being allowed to enter the country if they meet certain provisions. They must have paid for their trip outside of China, they must have an itinerary that includes sightseeing and they must possess a valid visa. Groups, as you noted, are unaffected as the above conditions are met automatically.
TRAVEL
October 25, 1987
Sharon Dirlam did a beautiful job of capturing the joy of traveling with people who have special needs (Oct. 4). We have received many calls in response to her article, from persons volunteering for staff work and several willing to contribute to our scholarship fund. All commented that they were moved by the article. Two other newspapers in other states so far have run the story as sent via wire services. Our deepest appreciation to writer Dirlam for taking the time to research her story in such a way that she truly captured our purpose.
TRAVEL
October 18, 1987
Some friends on the West Coast sent me the article that Sharon Dirlam wrote Aug. 30 on Dirlammen, Germany. My family has lived here in Mansfield for four generations. My great-grandfather, Judge Darius Dirlam, was the first judge of Common Pleas Court here, mayor of Mansfield three times and went down the East Coast, walked across Panama and then took a ship up to the gold fields of California. ROBERT B. DIRLAM Mansfield, Ohio
TRAVEL
September 6, 1987
How could we be anything but thrilled with the feature on Mount Lofty House by Sharon Dirlam (July 12). That we know of it, and in fact have several copies, is an indication of the impact of such an article, for which we thank Sharon and her editor. Our first knowledge of the article was via Adelaidians whose American friends had forwarded copies, followed soon after by direct inquiries, and then the best of all--Americans turning up on our doorstep because they read about Mount Lofty House in your paper.
TRAVEL
July 17, 1988
Many thanks to Sharon Dirlam for "Blazing a Trail Through Three Travel Bookstores" (May 29) and to photographer Larry Bessel. The article was well received by Travel Section readers. Many cut it out and came in clutching it. And when it came time to pay for their purchases, they would unfold it and say: "I saw your write-up in The Times," and waved it at us. Last week we received a number of South Seas language guides, including Yapese and Marshallese. Nine books have been ordered on the Malay language, and Fijian will be on the shelf soon.
TRAVEL
October 25, 1987
Sharon Dirlam did a beautiful job of capturing the joy of traveling with people who have special needs (Oct. 4). We have received many calls in response to her article, from persons volunteering for staff work and several willing to contribute to our scholarship fund. All commented that they were moved by the article. Two other newspapers in other states so far have run the story as sent via wire services. Our deepest appreciation to writer Dirlam for taking the time to research her story in such a way that she truly captured our purpose.
TRAVEL
August 24, 1986
We would like to thank Sharon Dirlam for her article on Dubrovnik (Aug. 3). It has generated a surge of interest especially important in view of the negative press Europe as a travel destination has received this year (in some cases, rightfully so). In our case, being a lesser-known destination, we often get lost in the shuffle. The support of the Times Travel Section is immeasurable. SAMO TOPLAK and BRANKO JELOVIC Yugotours
TRAVEL
January 5, 1986
I have no words to tell you how much I liked Sharon Dirlam's marvelous article about our Copacabana Beach (Nov. 17). She featured Rio with class and grace. The photography used is terrific. I received the next day over 40 phone calls with questions related to the article. So many questions! Sharon Dirlam is a very good writer. Thank you very much. Our address is 3810 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1500, Los Angeles 90010. DANILO AZVEDO Tourist Department Brazilian Trade Center Los Angeles
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