The High Road

Feb 1, 2005
Outside Magazine
Best Trips of 2005

Smooth Landing: Getting started in California's Sierra foothills

What do you want—a printed invitation? OK, here it is: We've scouted the year's coolest travel offerings—from new classics like cruising the Arctic, exploring the wild Caribbean, and journeying across Russia's heartland to bold new frontiers like trekking Libya and tracking wildlife (and luxury lodges) in Sri Lanka. Going somewhere? We thought so.

The Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America



Eastern Europe and the Caucasus

Western Europe

Polar Regions


North America

South America

The Trip of the Year

A Preview of 2006 Trips

PLUS: Giving Large
Mix travel with philanthropy on one of these meaningful adventures