A Letter From The Publisher: Jun. 6, 1969

TRAVEL news is an important part of TIME's Modern Living section.

Indeed, its first cover story, May 19, 1961, was a report on the American tourists' expanding affection for far places. Ever since, its columns have covered new resorts, foreign fashions, exotic foods. For this week's cover story on Guide Writer Temple Fielding, who did not really invent travel but sometimes sounds that way, the Modern Living staff was happy to make the most of its latest opportunity to leave home.

Senior Editor Peter Bird Martin traveled to Majorca to meet the man himself. Martin missed a connection in London and arrived at...

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