Today marks the beginning of Spring Break 2014 for Duke students! We recognize that Spring Break is normally a time of quiet reflection, but for those interested in getting away this week, we’d like to offer some travel tips courtesy of our historic advertising collections. There’s still time to plan your trip! Let’s get started.
Where to Go
How to Get There
With so many transportation options available it’s hard to choose. Take in the scenery at a slower pace aboard the Vista Dome cars on the California Zephyr train, “the most talked about train in the country,” or go by Greyhound Bus to “meet the real America.”
If efficiency is more your thing, travel by air to get to your destination a little faster, because, as American Airlines reminds us, “air is everywhere.” Still not convinced? Take United Airline’s advice: “All the Important People Fly nowadays.”
Compared to buses and trains, modern air travel offers such an abundance of options and amenities. For an authentic Spring Break experience, you could reserve a seat on Resort Airline’s “Flying Houseparty” to the Caribbean or maybe grab a beverage in Continental Airline’s Coach Pub in the Sky as featured in the commercial below.
If you’re looking for something a bit more refined, be sure to book a flight on United where master chefs demonstrate their “cosmopolitan artistry in the finest meals aloft” and where your flight attendant is guaranteed to meet United’s strict qualifications for employment (gender, age, height, weight, and marital status).
What to Take
Whether you travel by air, train, or bus, you’ll want to pack only the essentials for your Spring Break getaway. Start with Dr. West’s Travel Kit, which includes toothpaste and a mini-toothbrush in a “handsome sanitary glass container,” all for just 50 cents. Be sure to include a bottle of Kreml Shampoo as well so you don’t get caught with embarrassing vacation hair.
Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you need to leave your entertainment at home. “Lead the Vacation Fun Parade” by packing super-tiny, ultra-compact Zenith portable radios (only 5 1/2 pounds!).
Finally, if you’re overwhelmed by too many travel options and would rather stay home, avoid the crowds, and spend your money elsewhere this Spring Break, treat yourself to something special: It’s Spring, Get a Pontiac.
Post contributed by Noah Huffman