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Leaf peeping in Vermont

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People who want to get out of the car and onto the trails can take a fall foliage tour with Country Walkers, an adventure travel company that's based in Vermont and has been running trips for nearly three decades.

They still have a few slots open on some of their 2007 Vermont foliage trips. Five-night trips cost about $2,100. Call (800) 464-9255 to find out more or go to Country Walkers web site at The price includes meals, lodging, etc. Guests fly into Burlington. United Airlines has direct flights from Chicago to Burlington daily.

It's not too early to reserve a spot for the 2008 Vermont foliage tours because they tend to fill up pretty fast. Next year, Country Walkers also is offering a women's only Vermont trip. Visit for details or call the number above to have a new 2008 catalog sent to you.

Last week, I wrote a story about my recent stay at the remote Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in Canada.

In case you're interested in finding out more about the property, here are some details:

Who hasn't wanted to make a cell phone call during a five-hour cross-country flight?

And who would want to sit next to the loud guy yapping away on his cell phone during a five-hour cross-country flight?

Some flights outside the U.S. are allowing cell phone usage (see Travel and Leisure story below), so it may just be a matter of time before it's widespread here, too.

Is that a good or bad thing?

Best places to pick apples

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As apple picking season approaches, we're looking for the best places to pick these juicy fruits.

First one to send me the right answer to this question wins a CD audio tour of the Clinton Library and Museum, narrated by Bill himself:

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