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Best Islands: The Seychelles. (Pictured: Villa North Island.) "Once you've been to the Seychelles, nothing seems to measure up," our reporters say. (Click through to see full list of Outside Magazine's 2012 Travel Awards.)

Best Islands: The Seychelles. (Pictured: Villa North Island.) "Once you've been to the Seychelles, nothing seems to measure up," our reporters say. (Click through to see full list of Outside Magazine's 2012 Travel Awards.)

Best Weekend Escape: Vancouver, British Columbia. (Pictured: waterfall along Vancouver's Fraser River.) Selected for its wide range of available activities, including cycling, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, whitewater rafting, hiking, climbing and sea kayaking. (Click through to see full list of Outside Magazine's 2012 Travel Awards.)

Best Weekend Escape: Vancouver, British Columbia. (Pictured: waterfall along Vancouver's Fraser River.) Selected for its wide range of available activities, including cycling, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, whitewater rafting, hiking, climbing and sea kayaking. (Click through to see full list of Outside Magazine's 2012 Travel Awards.)

Best Island Runner-Up: Culebra, Puerto Rico. "This is a slice of bygone Caribbean" our reporters say. Plus, it's affordable. (Click through to see full list of Outside Magazine's 2012 Travel Awards.)

Best Island Runner-Up: Culebra, Puerto Rico. "This is a slice of bygone Caribbean" our reporters say. Plus, it's affordable. (Click through to see full list of Outside Magazine's 2012 Travel Awards.)