A good preparatory course for the first-time traveler, this concentrates on general information and indoctrination and if closely attended will guide the way to maximum enjoyment of foreign countries. First to make sense of the impulse to be on your way you must do your homework on an itinerary, decide whether to solo or to join a group, estimate your own limitations and necessities AND give real thought to the budget. Then get the paperwork out of the way (passports, etc.); shop about for transportation and accommodations and brush up on a severe Emily Posting for Americans on foreign shores. The routines of air and sea passages, clothes and luggage, what to expect in hotels, exchange, studying up for sightseeing, the possibilities of romance for both sexes, gypping and tipping, health, short cuts for economies -- that about rounds out the pre-departure conditioning for the tourist willing to work on some practical techniques. Sensible advice, instructions and admonitions for both attitude and activities, this minces no words in its charting a trip that will give you your money's worth. Worthwhile.