Outside Magazine - March 2012

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THE 2012 OUTSIDE TRAVEL AWARDS

Globe-trotters: we've got you covered. Our 2012 Travel Awards honor the best destinations on seven continents—everything from idyllic beach escapes to camping safaris in Kenya to a mountain-bike expedition in Tibet. Plus: Outside-endorsed outfitters, adventure insurance, and more.
By: STEPHANIE PEARSON

TRAVEL HALL OF FAME

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FLOAT THE GRAND CANYON IN A DORY

Much more elegant than a raft

A classic 87-mile trip from Lees Ferry to Phantom Ranch with OARS, the grandfather of Colorado River running. Pass the cliffs of Marble Canyon, hike to Native American ruins, camp on sandy beaches, and ride 19 major rapids in a storied wooden dory, which holds four guests and is much more elegant than a raft.