Readers Recommend

Alaska--James L. Vermillion, Seattle, Wash.: "Adventures and Delights, 414 K St., Anchorage 99501; (800) 288-3134. An environmentally correct company that provides sea kayaking and other trips." A five-day trip into Kenai Fjords National Park is $795 per person.

Australia--Barbara Willcox, Marina del Rey: "Court House Hotel Bistro, Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, New South Wales; 011-61-70-995-181. Best food and atmosphere we found in Australia. Crocodile medallions, T-bone steak, lasagna Bolognese." Open daily, lunch and dinner. Prices: $4-$12.

Switzerland--Dave and Cathy Hillam, Oceanside: "Hotel Krone, Oberlandstrasse, 28-3700, Speiz; (011-41-33-544131). Great value in a lesser-known village. Excellent regional specialties include local game." Rates: About $55-$65 for a double.

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