Just when it seemed impossible to find untrammeled singletrack in Europe or snorkel uncharted waters in Australia, we're here to remind you that optimism pays off. New parks and trail systems, wacky weather patterns, and cosmic events can make a well-traveled planet feel full of new frontiers again. Here are the best adventure destinations for 2012.
—Claire Martin

Adventure Photos

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