“I strongly recommend a riverboat trip along the Amazon River sponsored by Tally Ho Adventures, a trip I took last summer. The crew was friendly and professional. Our guide, a biologist who had grown up on the river and knows its every twist and turn, was a source of detailed and fascinating information. There were opportunities for swimming, kayaking and fishing. All trips start and end in Manaus, Brazil.”
$1,995 per passenger (double occupancy).
Tally Ho Adventures, 11348 Pleasant Valley Road, No. 250, Penn Valley, CA 95946; (866) 257-8811, www.tallyhoadventures.com.
Vermont: Inn at Montpelier
“WE just returned from a 10-day trip to Vermont. We wanted to rave about Montpelier and the place we stayed. The beautiful Inn at Montpelier, built in the early 1800s, offered a comfortable room with a wood-burning fireplace. We were a block from town and walked to several excellent restaurants.”
Double rooms from $120.
Inn at Montpelier, 147 Main St., Montpelier 05602; (802) 223-0722, www.innatmontpelier.com.
JANE AND JIM MARMACK