Readers Recommend

* Canada: Jerry Barnes, Huntington Beach: Bayview at Green Gables B&B;, 1270 Netley Place, West Vancouver, B.C. V7T 2H2; telephone (800) 208-2204. "Great views of English Bay, Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver. Superb breakfasts, friendly hosts." Rates: about $55-$162 double.

* Costa Rica: Norm Carter, Orange: Cana Blanca Beach and Rainforest Lodge, Apartado 48-8203, Puerto Jimenez de Golfito; tel. 011-506-383-5707, e-mail canablan@racsa.co.cr . "Small, secluded lodge in the middle of a rain forest. Gourmet meals. Hiking, fishing, kayaking available." Rates: from $125 per person, double, including all meals and a daily guided tour.

* Turkey: Kimberley Weiler, La Crescenta: Hotel Mazar, Sehit Metin Tavaslioglu Cad., 2019 Sok No. 14, Selcuk, Izmir; tel. 011-90-232-892-2222, fax 011-90-232-892-0016, e-mail nazarhotel@yahoo.com . "Clean, comfortable and very affordable family-run hotel with private baths and rooftop terrace restaurant. Convenient to ancient Roman ruins at Ephesus. Helpful hosts." Rates: about $9-$16 double.

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