North & Central America

Oktoberfest Zinzanniti

Oktoberfest Zinzanniti in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the best beer fest for competitors.

Best Beach

Located on the south side of Kauai, this two-mile stretch of coast is accessible only by a brain-rattling two-mile dirt road or a three-mile hike that passes by Hawaii’s biggest sinkhole cave—both of...

Best Weekend Escape

Vancouver has 250 miles of bike lanes and paths, at least 100 North Shore mountain-bike trails spread across three mountains, and 11 miles of beach.

Best Après-Adventure Bar

Montanya Distillers, which opened a rum distillery and tasting room in Crested Butte in November, has notably upped the standard for ski-town cocktails.

Best New Adventure Hub

When Kiwis want to escape, they head an hour north of Queensland to tiny Lake Wanaka.

Best New Hotel

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

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.

Fly-Fish Alaska

With three DeHavilland airplanes and private leases to more than 98,000 acres, fly-fish for trophy king in the morning and deep-sea-fish for halibut in the afternoon