Readers Recommend

Alaska--Melinda Peters, Los Angeles: "Fairbanks Exploration Inn, 505 Illinois St., Fairbanks 99701; telephone (907) 451-1920. Excellent B&B;, walking distance from downtown. Friendly hosts." Rates: $65-$150, with breakfast and evening port or sherry.

Austria--Anton J. Voitik, Palm Desert: "Pitter Keller, Auerspergstrasse 2, Salzburg; tel. 011-43-662-88-05-52. On a side street between the railway station and downtown. A 'locals only' beer and cellar restaurant. Real Austrian food, music." Dinners from about $9.

Scotland--Norm Avrech, Pacific Palisades: "Craigatin House, 165 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5QL; tel. 011-44-1796-472-478. Highlands B&B; about two hours northwest of Edinburgh. We stayed in a former horse stable--modern appointments, excellent bed. Pitlochry has excellent shopping, restaurants, festival theater." Rates: about $31-$40 per person.

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