Alaska--Terry Kirker, Whittier: "Fairbanks Hotel, 517 3rd Ave., Fairbanks 99701; tel. (888) 329-4685. A dandy overnight spot--clean, comfortable, near Visitor Center, shops, restaurants and museums." Rates: $40-$89.
Washington--Mary Lou Bertoglio, West Covina: "Langley Tea Room, 112 1/2 Anthes Ave., Langley 98260; tel. (360) 221-6292. A most delightful tea shop, on Whidbey Island, off Seattle. The best tea this side of London!" Cost: $7.25 for afternoon tea, including sandwiches, salad, scone.
Ireland--Richard Weger, Santa Monica: "Heaton's Guesthouse, The Wood, Dingle, Co. Kerry; tel. 011-353-66-52288, fax 011-353-66-52344. New 12-room upscale guest house, opened last year on the waterfront of the Dingle Peninsula. Walking distance to charming Dingle village." Rates: About $29-$43 per person, with full breakfast.
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