Why It’s a Contender: Most of America still thinks of Boulder as Berkeley with bigger hills, a gorgeous town 30 minutes from Denver (and under an hour from Denver International Airport) where aging hippies mingle with college kids and fitness-obsessed Boomers. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but Boulder
Skiing is the closest I come to flying. So when I saw an Andean condor soaring among the jagged 19,000 foot peaks at Portillo last September, I felt truly inspired. With its 11-foot wingspan, it rode the thermals in a cobalt blue sky, leaving enormous shadows against the rocky flanks
THE INTERVIEW: EUGENE KILGORE Bitterroot Ranch (Courtesy Ranchweb) Been on a horse lately? The concept of the dude ranch vacation has changed radically in the past decade, as ranches have adapted to dudes who don’t necessarily want to sit in the saddle all day. So we decided to track
DRIVING THE MAINE COAST One of my earliest childhood memories is trout fishing with my grandfather at Acadia National Park. A few decades later, my wife Gayle and I honeymooned on Deer Isle. In the years between, I’ve driven the “reaches,” long, narrow peninsulas that stretch like fingers into
America’s Best Food And Wine Festivals Chef Ming Tsai (photo Perry Johnson, Imagica) Some are down-home, others are fancy, but they all celebrate the country’s greatest tastes. Dig in! By Tom Passavant If there’s one thing we Americans have in common, it’s a love of food. So it’s no surprise
Number Sixteen,16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG WHY IT’S A CONTENDER: It’s a Victorian terrace house that was refurbished a couple of years ago by the stylish folks from Firmdale Hotels. This is their "affordable chic" property. Think contemporary British art, designer fabrics and wallpapers, and cool colors. There are
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.