A lovely double room with private bath and all conveniences, together with a delightful breakfast in a beautiful home in Antwerp, Belgium, for about $94 a night (about $108, double occupancy), would be remarkable enough, but add the charming hostess, the friendly and helpful Greta Stevens, and you have a travel experience not to be forgotten. It's just off the tram line and close to the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the lively t'Zuid restaurant district, and a short tram hop to the central station and the old city.

Molenaars Droom, 35 Molenstraat, Antwerp; (011) 32-474-527-061, http://www.bedandbreakfastdream.com. Includes breakfast; cash only.

Terrence Taylor

Laguna Beach