Olympic Orders

Olympics fans, take heed: Deposits are now being accepted for land packages at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, and the Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain. However, ticket availability and prices will not be announced until the fall, and tickets won't go on sale until perhaps February 1991, according to the games' official U.S. ticket and housing agent, Olson Travelworld in Los Angeles. The winter games take place Feb. 8-23, the summer games July 25-Aug. 9. For information, write -- don't call -- Olson Travelworld, 100 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 1010, El Segundo, Calif. 90245. (Enclosing an stamped, self-addressed envelope isn't required -- but might speed the process.)

Utah the Beautiful

Utah's "Scenic Byways and Backways" are detailed in a striking 48-page brochure, complete with color photos and maps. It is available for $5 from the Utah Travel Council, Council Hall/Capitol Hill, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114, (801) 538-1030.

To the Fore in Scotland

Scotland's centuries-old home of golf is getting a major museum devoted to the sport. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews -- 50 miles north of Edinburgh on Scotland's east coast -- is expected to open its British Golf Museum in time for the British Open tournament, July 19 to 22. On display will be old golf clubs and balls (stuffed with feathers), medals and trophies from many collections, including the Royal and Ancient's own. Many of these items have rarely been on public view because the club is open to visitors only one day each year -- Nov. 30, St. Andrew's Day. The new museum, however, will be open year-round. Admission is about $4.25.

Toronto Temptations

Toronto is tempting summer visitors with lodging discounts at more than 50 hotels and a "Good Fun Chequebook" of discount coupons worth more than $300 at city attractions. For information: (416) 368-9821.


The Bed & Breakfast Agency of Boston is a clearinghouse for more than 100 B&Bs, guest rooms in historic private homes and condo bedroom suites throughout the city. For more information: 1-800-248-9262. A directory of uncommon accommodations in the southwestern United States -- "Mi Casa Su Casa" ("my house, your house") -- lists more than 100 homes, guest cottages and guest ranches in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. The directory is available for $5 from Mi Casa Su Casa, P.O. Box 950, Tempe, Ariz. 85280-0950. For reservations, call 1-800-456-0682.


"Big Apple Sports '90," a guide to New York spectator sports, is available free from the New York City Visitors Bureau, Sports, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, N.Y. 10019. The "Maryland Civil War Country" brochure locates and describes 21 Civil War sites and is available free from the Frederick County Tourism Council, 19 E. Church St., Frederick, Md. 21701, (301) 663-8687 or 1-800-999-3613.


Stockholm Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 18-Sept. 9. Helsinki Festival, Aug. 23-Sept. 9.

14th-Century Schueberfouer (Shepherds' Market), Luxembourg City, Aug. 23-Sept. 10. Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Aug. 30-Sept. 3.