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June 12, 2005

New Zealand: full Nelson

Palms Motel, 5 Paru Paru Road, Nelson; 011-64-3-546-7770, "This spotless motel is at the top of the South Island in Nelson, an arts-and-crafts town on the way to Abel Tasman National Park. Our room had a fully equipped kitchenette, and there were laundry facilities and a solar-heated pool. The second-floor rooms have balconies, and our room faced the mountains. Complimentary milk for tea was provided." Rates from about $85 a night.

Lynn M. Perry


Utah: near Zion

Canyon Vista Bed and Breakfast, P.O. Box 351, Springdale 84767; (435) 772-3801, "Wonderful B&B is next to Zion National Park. Excellent hosts provide you with a delicious breakfast, all the information you need, movies to watch, bikes to ride and dogs and cat to pet." Doubles start at $99.

Maya Levinson

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