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Travel recommendations from L.A. Times readers

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Reader recommendation: Villa Bonita les Terrasses is a quiet, friendly hotel in Cuernavaca, Mexico

A Los Angeles Times Travel reader recommends staying at Villa Bonita les Terrasses, a small six-room hotel in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

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I just returned with our local art group from Tulsa, Okla., where we had a terrific walking tour to view the city's Art Deco past. Kelly Gibson, owner of Tours

Reader recommendation: Stay at beautiful La Casona ranch outside Trinidad, Cuba

La Casona, a beautiful ranch outside the city of Trinidad, is a prime location to spend three or four nights. The rooms are beautiful and the food is excellent;

Reader recommendation: Australian Luxury Escapes tour in Sydney, Australia

A Los Angeles Times Travel reader recommends the Blue Mountains tour conducted by Australian Luxury Escapes.

Readers Recommend: In Savannah, Ga., Carey Hilliard's barbecue and Savannah Sweets candies

A reader of Los Angeles Times Travel recommends Carey Hilliard's barbecue and Savannah Sweets candies in Savannah, Ga.

Reader Recommendation: San Miguel de Allende hotel offers an authentic Mexico experience

An L.A. Times reader recommends the Casa Rosada in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Reader recommendation: Take a terrific tour of Wayne Newton's home in Las Vegas

A Los Angeles Times Travel section reader recommends taking a tour of Wayne Newton's home in Las Vegas.

Reader recommendation: Un-Cruise Adventures' Pacific Northwest voyage is a delight

A Los Angeles Times Travel reader recommends Un-Cruise Adventures' trip along the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.

Readers Recommend: U.S. National Park Service's Senior Pass

National park visitors 62 and older can purchase a lifetime Senior Pass to parks for just $10.

Readers Recommend: Dom's Original Breakers Cafe in Morro Bay, Calif.

A reader of the L.A. Times Travel section recommends Dom's Original Breakers Cafe in Morro Bay as pet-friendly with great views.

Reader recommendation: 4 wineries to try in San Diego County

A Times Travel reader recommends these SoCal wineries: Cactus Star, Woof 'n Rose, Chuparosa Vineyards, Edwards Vineyard & Cellars.

Reader recommendation: Barnfield House B&B in Sheffield, England

An L.A. Times reader recommends the bed and breakfast Barnfield House in England's Loxley Valley.

Reader recommendation: Colorado skiing and Pine Creek Cook House in Aspen

An L.A. Times Travel reader recommends dining at Pine Creek Cook House and cross-country skiing in Aspen, Colo.

Reader recommendation: Fabulous travel agent Dawn Thompson

On short turnaround, travel agent Dawn Thompson planned a 14-day trip to New Zealand, with perfectly chosen hotels and excursions.

Reader recommendation: When in Rio de Janeiro, use private tour guide Manoel Bezerra

Private tour guide Manoel Bezerra is recommended for traveling in Rio de Janeiro.

Reader recommendation: Filoli estate in Woodside, Calif.

Filoli was once the home of the Roth family, owner of the Matson passenger and shipping company.

Reader recommendation: Bangkok's Swiss Lodge and the Narai Hotel for tourists

Bangkok's Swiss Lodge Hotel and Narai Hotel are both tourist-friendly, a Los Angeles Times Travel reader says.

Reader recommendation: Beach House Winery in Oceanside, Calif.

An L.A. Times reader recommends a visit to the Beach House Winery in Oceanside, Calif., where the views can't be beat.

Reader recommendation: See Turkey with ToursByLocals guide Mustafa Eroglu

See Turkey with an expert insider's eye alongside ToursByLocals guide Mustafa Eroglu

Reader recommendation: Cup of joe and nickel slots in old Vegas style

Tasty steak and eggs for $9 at Jerry's Famous Coffee Shop, followed by nickel slots at Jerry's Nugget Casino.

The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Visiting Cooperstown, N.Y.? Be sure to stop by the Farmers' Museum for its exhibit of the Cardiff Giant, a.k.a. 'America's Greatest Hoax.'

Reader recommendation: A loch-view stay at Craiglinnhe House near Glencoe, Scotland

Craiglinnhe House is a wonderful B&B across from beautiful Loch Linnhe near Glencoe, Scotland.

Reader recommendation: Need a driver in Lima, Peru? Call Joel Saez

A Los Angeles Times Travel reader says if you need a driver for a day in Lima, Peru, get in touch with Joel Saez.

Reader recommendation: An unforgettable stay at Coolefield House in Ireland

Coolefield House in Ireland's County Cork is a dairy farm with gracious hosts.

A Cuba tour guide with an expert's eye on art and architecture

A Times Travel reader recommends Cuba guide Michael Connors and his custom-tailored art and architecture tours.

Tasty stops when traversing the Canadian Rockies by rail

Patricia Street Deli in Jasper, Canada, and in Smithers, Canada, Trackside Cantina had delicious menu items, a Times reader says.

Goddesses Go to Greece tour is an immersive experience

For women interested in traveling alone, a Times reader recommends the Goddesses Go to Greece tour led by Claudia von Kielich.

Reader recommendation: Topguides Safaris shows the beauty of Tanzania

On an African safari, Victor Nyakiriga of Topguides Safaris educates visitors about the wildlife of Tanzania and offers photo tips.

Five-star journeys can be had with Essential Travel & Tours

An L.A. Times Travel reader recommends Essential Travel & Tours for five-star experiences at reasonable prices.

Reader recommendation: Parma, Italy, is a honeymooner's delight

An L.A. Times Travel reader says a stay at Parma, Italy's Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati included attentive treatment from its owner.

Canada's Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant covers all the bases

A Times Travel reader recommends a stop at the excellent Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant in Canada's Niagara wine country.

Captain's Anchorage at Big Bear Lake serves up beefy dinner

Captain's Anchorage at Big Bear Lake serves a delicious New York strip, a Times reader recommends.

Reader recommendation: Savannah Sunset House in the Bahamas

Savannah Sunset House on Eleuthera island in the Bahamas is a quiet, charming rental with gorgeous views of the Caribbean.

Reader recommendation: Balkan Trails' tours of Bulgaria, Romania

An L.A. Times Travel reader recommends booking Balkan Trails for its insightful and professional tours of Bulgaria and Romania.

Reader recommendation: The Pier B&B in Portsmouth, England

A Times reader recommends the Pier B&B in Portsmouth, Britain, for its location, comfort and prices.

Reader recommendation: Gypsy Guide to Yellowstone app

L.A. Times Travel reader recommends Gypsy Guide to Yellowstone app as a tremendous help in navigating the national park.

Reader recommendation: Bilbao Fine Arts Museum in Spain

An L.A. Times Travel reader says art lovers visiting Spain and the Guggenheim shouldn't overlook the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.

Reader Recommendation: Pato Thai Cuisine in Flagstaff, Ariz.

If you find yourself in Flagstaff, Ariz., a Times Travel reader recommends Pato Thai Cuisine for its delicious, affordable dishes.

Reader recommendation: How the West was fun at Vegas' Bonnie Springs Ranch

Bonnie Springs Ranch in Las Vegas features a petting zoo, horses, cowboys and barbecue.

Reader recommendation: Laguna Beach House

Laguna Beach House, formerly Laguna Cliffs Inn, is a charming and dog-friendly hotel, an L.A. Times Travel reader says.

Reader recommendation: Turn to Royal Oak Foundation for U.K. historic sites

An L.A. Times Travel reader recommends the Royal Oak Foundation as a source if you're planning a tour of the U.K.'s stately homes.

Reader recommendation: Hong Kong's scenic Sai Kung East Country Park

Sai Kung East Country Park may be far from the action, but it is the most scenic park in Hong Kong, with incredible beaches.

Reader recommendation: Rio de Janeiro tour guide Marco Madeira

Travel guide Marco Madeira makes a Rio de Janeiro trip fun and easy, a reader says.

Comfy Hacienda Flamingos in San Blas, Mexico

The Hacienda Flamingos is budget-friendly hotel in San Blas, Mexico, with big rooms and a good location between the zócalo and the dock.

Reader recommendation: Wonderful time at Dar Sitti Aziza in Bethlehem

Dar Sitti Aziza is a delightful, hospitable heritage hotel near the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

Reader recommendation: Paulina's Mexican Grill a filling stop before Vegas

An L.A. Times Travel reader says Paulina's Mexican Grill in Victorville hits the spot for hungry drivers on the way to Las Vegas.

Reader recommendation: Istanbul tour guide Arzu Tuna

Make the most of your time in Istanbul with patient and professional tour guide Arzu Tuna, says an L.A. Times Travel reader.

Reader Recommendation: RICA offers dimensions on British rental cars

Renting a car in Britain? Research Institute for Consumer Affairs can help in checking out its dimensions beforehand.

Reader recommendation: Costa Rica park guide Johan Chaves is a natural

A Times reader recommends tour guide Johan Chaves, who expertly points out wildlife at Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio National Park.

Reader recommendation: Israeli tour guide Avi Goldman

Israeli guide Avi Goldman is knowledgeable, personable and full of fun trip ideas, a reader writes.

Reader recommendation: Naxos Taverna in Munich

Go Greek in Munich with a stop by Naxos Taverna, where Mama rules the kitchen and Hugo rules the dining room.

Reader recommendation: L'Esplanade Hotel in Domme, France

An L.A. Times reader recommends visiting the beguiling L'Esplanade Hotel & Restaurant in Domme, France.

Reader recommendation: Pink Jeep Tours in Sedona, Ariz.

An L.A. Times reader recommends seeing the sunset at Sedona, Ariz., via Pink Jeep Tours and dining at the Coffee Pot, Elote Cafe.

Reader recommendation: Hotel Dauphine St. Germain in Paris

The Hotel Dauphine St. Germain in Paris is recommended for its location and reasonable cost. A tip from an L.A. Times reader.

Reader Recommendation: El Presidio B&B in Tucson

El Presidio B&B is minutes from downtown Tucson but quiet, private and restful.

Toasting Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society's Lake Tahoe benefit

Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society's Winemakers' Dinners a 'fabulous' Lake Tahoe event, says a Los Angeles Times reader.

Readers Recommend: Fantastic dining at La Gondola in Coloane, Macau

Traveling in Macau and hungry for pizza? A Times reader suggests trying La Gondola on Coloane's Cheoc Van Beach.

Reader recommendation: For a lovely intro to France, Lyon has it all

Lyon, France, is a charming old city that's fun for all generations, says a Times reader.

Reader recommendation: Buckhorn restaurant in Boonville, Calif.

The Buckhorn in Boonville, Calif., has a full bar and an outstanding menu, including burgers and sandwiches.

Reader recommendation: Arik Private Tours in Israel

Arik Private Tours in Israel can handle a big family and huge experiences, an L.A. Times Travel reader says.

Cuba Tours & Travel showcases best of island nation's art

Long Beach-based Cuba Tours & Travel showcases the best of island nation's music and art, a reader says.

French boutique airline La Compagnie a smooth flight to Paris

A Los Angeles Times reader says the new all-business-class airline La Compagnie is a convenient way to fly.

Readers Recommend: Cafe Mambo a delicious Maui discovery

Cafe Mambo in Paia on Maui offers great food and service and affordable prices. Not to be missed: the duck quesadillas.

Readers recommend: Going BlueBananas over electric bike tour

BlueBananas electric bicycle tours are the best way to see Sydney, Australia.

Denver's Fox Rent a Car goes the extra mile for traveler

Fox Rent a Car at the Denver airport gives a Times reader 'a very satisfying experience.'

Readers Recommend: Village Inn of Woodstock, Vt.

L.A. Times readers praise the attention to detail at Village Inn of Woodstock, a B&B in Vermont.

Try the lamb sliders at Revel Kitchen & Bar in Danville, Calif.

Revel Kitchen & Bar in Danville, Calif., impresses a Times reader visiting his daughter in nearby San Ramon.

Readers Recommend: When in Rome, stay at Daphne Inn and eat at Moma

A Times Travel reader lauds boutique hotel Daphne Inn and restaurant and wine bar Moma in Rome.

Readers recommend: Bogotá bike tour

A Colombian guide on a bicycle conducts intriguing tours off the beaten path

Chat with natives at Big Brother Mouse in Luang Prabang, Laos

At Big Brother Mouse in Luang Prabang, Laos, English-speaking tourists can talk with natives studying English.

Tour company Best of Morocco went the extra mile for travelers

The tour company Best of Morocco offered custom tours for two friends who felt safe and enjoyed clean, comfortable hotels.

Leopold's serves as Savannah's ice cream oasis

Leopold's, an old-fashioned parlor in Savannah, Ga., that's a local institution, delivers memories by the scoop.

Itzik Harani a fantastic guide on once-in-a-lifetime tour of Israel

Itzik Harani, a certified guide in Israel, comes highly recommended from a Times Travel reader.

Readers Recommend: Fine Italian dining in Edinburgh, Scotland

A Travel reader recommends an Italian restaurant in Edinburgh, Scotland: Divino Enoteca

Readers Recommend: Oyster Shed on Isle of Skye

The Oyster Shed on Scotland's Isle of Skye is an out-of-the-way gem, an L.A. Times Travel reader says.

Readers recommend: Liz Lister's guided tours of Scotland

For travel to Scotland, a Los Angeles Times reader recommends Liz Lister's guided tours.

Readers Recommend: Loire Valley inn

Au Reflets du Cher in France's Loire Valley is a great place to stay, a reader of L.A. Times Travel writes

Stately 234 Winder Street Inn in Detroit has been restored to glory

Innkeeper Mona Ross has restored 234 Winder Street Inn, a bed-and-breakfast, in Detroit

Restaurant Michelangelo in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Restaurant Michelangelo offers Italian fine dining in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art impresses inside and out

An L.A. Times Travel reader recommends visiting the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark.

Hotel du Vin a convenient, cozy stop in Edinburgh, Scotland

The boutique Hotel du Vin has plenty of character and is well situated in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Scotland.

A knowledgeable, Rapa Nui-fluent island guide

Readers Recommend: On Easter Island, hiring guide Marcus Edensky is a good first step.

Hotel Monna Lisa made stay in Florence, Italy, memorable

An L.A. Times Travel reader recommends Hotel Monna Lisa in Florence, Italy, for its convenience, architecture and service.

Travelers to Indonesia can luxuriate in Swan Keramas Bali Villas

Choose from ocean or rice-field views at Indonesia's luxuriant Swan Keramas Bali Villas.

Readers Recommend: A wonderful stay at the Hotel d'Angleterre in Paris

Readers Recommend: The fantastic Hotel d'Angleterre, in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris.

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