May 2006

Two hours south of Naples, the mountainous Amalfi Coast is better known for vacationing Roman emperors, film starlets Santa Caterina at night (credit Santa Caterina) and Ferrari rallies than for rigorous hiking. But gaze upwards

The Mount Nevis Hotel, Nevis, WI WHY IT’S A CONTENDER Perched on a hillside, the Mount Nevis Hotel has one of the most stunning locales in the Caribbean. You won’t tire of the sweeping view of the ocean and neighboring St. Kitts. On a pricey island, it’s undervalued. THE ROOMS:

Burgundy (courtesy Butterfield & Robinson) I’ve white-water rafted in Costa Rica, kayaked in Alaska, biked through Burgundy and walked in the Sahara desert. I enjoyed every one of these activities, but I also knew full well that there were inherent risks in each. And that’s true of all adventure travel.