Stephanie Pearson and Kate Siber

Best New Frontier

A long-standing trade embargo with the West has insulated the country—for better or worse—from modernization.

Best New Hotel

A lot of great hotels have opened in the past couple of years, but we have a thing for treehouses.

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.

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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