Going Somewhere?: OUTSIDE Names Best of Travel 2015

23 March 2015

image003Santa Fe, NMOUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, announced this year’s annual Best of Travel winners. From newly-revealed travel territories to the best deals, OUTSIDE’s Best of Travel 2015 celebrates the destinations and travel providers that inspire people to participate in an active lifestyle. The winners appear in OUTSIDE’s April issue and online at www.outsideonline.com/bestoftravel.

The 40 Best of Travel winners include the mountains to climb, food to eat, guides to hire, beaches to lounge on, and lodges to luxuriate in.

image002456546“OUTSIDE has been covering the adventure-travel beat for nearly four decades,” said Editor Chris Keyes. “We know this terrain, and now we’ve narrowed your choices of hotels, destinations, outfitters, and travel gear from approximately 10.6 million to 40. The final choice is still on you, but now the task is at least manageable.”

OUTSIDE Travel Awards winners include the following ATTA members:

O.A.R.S. - Best River Trip: Fiji

Summer Feat Cycling - Best Place to Tie One On: Portland Maine

Natural Habitat Adventures - Best Splurge: Greenland

Chile Nativo & Tierra Atacama - Best International Adventure Hub: Turismo Chile

Mercury Himalayan Explorations -  Best Place to Get in the Car and Go: India

Wilderness Travel - Best Outfitted Trips: Anywhere with Wilderness Travel

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp by Wilderness Safaris - Best Base Camp: Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Namibia

Pure Adventures- Best Road Biking: California

Bicycle Adventures - Best Outfitted Trips for Families: Anywhere with Bicycle Adventures

Outside GO - Best Safari: Kenya

Seascape Kayak Tours - Best Viral-Video Opportunity: Bay of Fundy

“Chile is the adventure capital of South America,” said Javiera Montes, Chile’s Under Secretary of Tourism after being named the Best International Adventure Hub. “From the world’s longest trekking trail to the exhilarating ski slopes of the Andes, from  diving at Easter Island to bird watching in the native forests of Chiloé, thrill seekers won’t be  disappointed by Chile’s outdoor/adventure offerings.”

Andrea Wolleter, General Manager of Chile Tourism Board, added: “Chile has immense potential in  the adventure sector, thanks to its people, its beautiful landscapes, national parks and the high  quality of many of its adventure operators, that is why we will host the Adventure Travel World  Summit (ATWS) in October”.

The complete list of Travel Awards winners will be featured in the April issue of OUTSIDE, available March 17, and online at www.outsideonline.com/bestoftravel. Continue the conversation with #OutsideTravel2015.