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That's a mighty big take, but they do a great deal for you.
They have to book you and get the plane tickets and make the
hotel reservations. When you go out, you're like a little
child. They give you a dossier of every place where you're
going, what time your plane leaves and all the necessary
tickets and hotel reservations.
Like a travel agent somewhat.
What is essential is, when you go out on a tour like
this...I'll go out for a week. I want to do as many as I
can that week when I go out. It's up to them to get the
bookings and the arrangements so that you can make the jumps.
For instance, once this fall in a five-day period, I did
eight lectures in eight different cities. Now, you can
imagine what arranging that took. Months in advance these
things have to be booked--six or seven months in advance--
because most of these forums in colleges and whatnot plan
their programs a season ahead and print up literature and
sell season tickets based on the attractions they're going
We pay our own expenses, which I insist on doing
because I want to live de luxe. When I go on these trips,
I don't pike around. I want the best suite in the hotel,
and I want to live like a lord. I'm working very hard on
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