Stephanie Pearson and Kate Siber

Best Camera

Professional photographers use this compact and rugged 10-megapixel camera as a spare.

Best Surf Trip

The stunning 1,000-mile coastal drive between Cape Town and Durban offers more consistently uncrowded waves than anywhere else in the world.

Best New Adventure Lodge

The Singular’s owners took a 100-year-old cold-storage plant and transformed it into a luxe, minimalist 57-room hotel.

Best Luggage

For the past seven years, Ted Alan Stedman, our Buyer’s Guide luggage expert, has tested hundreds of bags around the world. This one is his favorite.

Best Eco-Lodge

The striking new Mashpi Lodge, with windows so large you feel like you’re suspended in a cloud forest, crushes it on both fronts.

The 2012 Outside Travel Awards

A definitive roundup of the best new adventures, exotic retreats, empty beaches, local food, bars with a view, ­on-time airlines, screaming deals, gorgeous islands, and more. Plus: win a dream trip...

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