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June 22, 2003

Hawaii: Big Island B&B

Hawaiian Oasis Bed and Breakfast, 74-4958 Kiwi St., Kailua-Kona 96740; (808) 327-1701, "Hawaiian-style building with four private units sits on two acres of tropical palms; close to spectacular, secluded beaches, good places to eat, snorkeling and sea kayaking. While kayaking in nearby Kealakekua Bay, we were among more than 200 spinner dolphins." Doubles start at $125, including continental breakfast. Some units have kitchens.

Joe Metro

San Francisco


England: Private tours

Celtic Horizons/Bespoke Tours, 27 Locks Hill, Frome, Somerset BA11 1NA; 011-44-01373-461-784, "Excellent, knowledgeable guide picked us up at our London hotel and drove us in a minivan to Stonehenge, Salisbury, Bath and other destinations. His extensive knowledge of the history and geography of the area made our two days rewarding. The small company has package tours out of Bath, can pick you up at Heathrow or can customize an itinerary to fit the needs and desires of one to six people." Bath to Stonehenge tour $83.50 per group, including transportation and guide services.

Debbie Musser

La Habra

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