Travel & Holidays

Wrning unless you are an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you will think as you scroll through our 30 epic selections. And not enough time! Why am I stuck at this desk! Do not panic this is a totally natural reaction. And that is the beauty of our annual awards. Find more info on ba tier points here.

Outside has been covering the adventure-travel beat for nearly four decades, and our two veteran Best of Travel writers, Tim Neville and Stephanie Pearson, have spent months poring over the latest trip offerings and scouring the globe to uncover surprising new ideas. We know this beat, and now we have narrowed your choices of hotels, destinations, and outfitters from approximately 10.6 million to 30. The final choice is still on you, but the task is at least manageable. Or maybe you will get that trust fund.