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October 05, 2003

Germany: Friendly hotel

Hotel an der Oper, 10 Falkenturmstrasse, 80331 Munchen; 011-49-89-29-00-27-0, fax 011-49-89-29-00-27-29, Charming family-owned and -run hotel in Munich with clean, comfortable accommodations. Staff outstanding and English-speaking. Close to everything. Fresh flowers in rooms and a variety of room types, even some with small kitchens. Owner is vibrant and helpful, and the staff reflects the same positive attitude and enthusiasm. Rates start at about $165.

Greg Kimberlin



Canada: Natural high

Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts, P.O. Box 130, Tofino, B.C. V0R 2Z0; (250) 726-8235,

fax (250) 726-8558, "Unimaginable beauty and wilderness at these resorts on Bedwell Sound, a short boat ride from Tofino (Vancouver Island). A tent camp, the Outpost, and a floating hotel, Quait Bay, offer luxury, pampering and gourmet food. The spa has hot tubs that hang off a cliff overlooking towering trees populated with bald eagles." Three-night package including meals, activities and round-trip airfare from Vancouver is $2,700 per person, double occupancy.

Kim Hester

La Jolla

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