Why settle for scanning the panorama when you can scale it? Sightsee the extreme way on New Zealand's Rung Way, where permanently fixed cables and steel grips help you defy gravity and ascend the steep western slopes of the modestly named Queenstown Hill. Twelve routes range from beginner to white-knuckler. No experience necessary, but ample courage required. www.rungway.co.nz
- Elaine Glusac