North & Central America

Brewgrass Festival

The Brewgrass Festival in Asheville, North Carolina, is the best beer fest for live music junkies.

Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado, is the best beer fest for beer connoisseurs.

Tall Sails and Ales Tour

The Tall Sails and Ales Tour in British Columbia's Gulf Islands is the best beer fest for the sailing set.

Black Star Barter

The Black Star Barter in Whitefish, Montana, is the best beer fest for anyone who loves a good time.

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