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Best of Outside Travel 2015
Who made the cut in our annual selection of the Best of Travel? All roads lead to our winners: the coolest mountains to climb, food to eat, bags to tote, passport stamps to acquire, rivers to float, guides to hire, beaches to lounge on, lodges to luxuriate in, and all the other beta you need to explore the globe this year. By Stephanie Pearson and Tim Neville

Outside, April 2015

Unbroken in NM

A civilian joins her Army first sergeant brother in the annual Bataan Memorial
Death March at White Sands, a grueling feat of remembrance and reconciliation. Photographs by Jen Judge

New Mexico Magazine, March 2015

The Green Heaven

That’s what they call the southern Indian state of Kerala, a laid-back tropical paradise where you can paddle hidden backwaters, trek the rugged Western Ghats, look for tigers, indulge in Ayurvedic treatments, and chill out on unspoiled beaches. Just leave your manic Western self behind. Photographs by Chiara Goia

Outside, February 2015

Something in the Water

Readers selected each of the 16 finalists in our 2014 Best Town Ever competition. The picks have a lot in common: thriving food scenes, walkable neighborhoods, and, of course, incredible access to trails, rivers, mountains, and lakes. But no place brings it all together like our winner: Duluth, Minnesota.
Photographs by Peter Frank Edwards
Outside, September 2014

The Devil Made Me Do It

A fascination with a cartoon animal and a Class V river lured her to the empty wilderness of Tasmania. Turns out the raw side of Down Under offers an amazing number of pristine places to camp, surf, hike, mountain bike, and kayak. STEP H A N I E P E A R SON goes all in.

Outside, February 2014