"Best Beach Runner-Up: Ilha Grande, Brazil. "No country does beach culture better than Brazil, and Ilha Grande’s 106 white-sand ones are pristine," our reporters say. (Click through to see full list of Outside Magazine's 2012 Travel Awards.
There's more to Finnish Lapland than Santa encounters, as Lonely Planet author Kerry Christiani found when she headed north of the Arctic Circle, discovering a Christmas card scene of frozen lakes and boreal forest, reindeer-driven sleighs and snow
Hotel Burj Al Arab, Dubai. A luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates - the fourth tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship.