Readers Recommend

France--Peter and Sara Rutenberg, Los Angeles: "B&B;, Lieu-dit le Roucas 84560 Menerbes; telephone 011-33-4-9091-0999. A restored 18th century farmhouse near the medieval hilltop village of Menerbes in the Luberon wine district, 30 minutes southeast of Avignon. Superb Provencal dinners." Rates: about $80 with breakfast.

Austria--Kerry Jones, Rialto: "Privatzimmer Hild Wolf, Schleismuhlgasse 7, Vienna; tel. 011-43-1-586-5103. The rooms are spacious; the price reasonable; the location excellent and the owners, Otto and Hilde Wolf, absolute sweethearts." Rates: $65 per night, double, including breakfast.

Costa Rica--Muriel Zollman, Los Angeles: "Tropical Eco-Tours; tel. (805) 492-0365. A wonderful 15-day eco-tour in Costa Rica. Tours are led by biologist J. Paul Abravaya." Rates from $1,950 with air fare.

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