* Australia: John Hornburg, Los Angeles: "Ian Whiting's Special Charter Tours, 10 Delta Road, Lane Cove, NSW 2066; telephone 011-61-2-9428-2087, Internet http://www.sydneyprivatetours.com. Private charter tours led by charming, informative Sydney native." Rates: from $150 total for half-day Sydney tour for up to six passengers.
* California: Robert Haage, Montclair: "Law's Oak Glen Coffee Shop, 38392 Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen 92399; tel. (909) 797-1642. Chicken pot pie dinners set a high standard for that dish; Fridays only, for $5.25, including homemade nut bread, applesauce and salad. Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday." Other entrees $5.25 to $8.75.
* Canada: Emanuel Rappaport, San Diego: "Knightswood Carriage House, 453 Waverley Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2X 2G3; tel. (902) 435-3969, http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/nb.adams. B&B in quiet woods, 10 minutes by ferry from Halifax. Large carriage house with loft, kitchen, gardens. Bill and Norma Adams are caring, generous hosts. Free laundry facility." Rates: $104 for carriage house, $97 for two-bedroom suite in main house.