Dream Trips 2012

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Brush up your bucket list! Our 2012 best places to go include vacation ideas and travel tips to get you to Hawaii, India, Australia, Chile, and Alaska. Plus, the hottest family travel activities out there.

WALKING ON A HAWAII VOLCANO

When it comes to unpredictable, even moody, national park attractions, it's hard to top Kilauea, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In fact, the top is where the trouble begins.

STARGAZING IN INDIA

Bedding down in the Indian desrt comes with one surprising amenity: a most heavenly night light.

CRUISING ALASKA'S GLACIERS

You can dress for the cold in Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park, but when a mammoth chunk of ice sheers off and heads for the deep, you'll still get chills.

SNORKELING AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF

The undersea life and colors are amazing, but on Australia's Whitsunday Islands, the beaches are almost as beautiful as what's below sea level.

SKIING IN SUMMER IN CHILE

Beating the crowds and the heat at an old-world ski resort in Chile.

DREAM TRIPS FOR KIDS

If you want a brag-worthy family vacation, you have to go big: the world's largest shark, an epic food fight, all of Hogwarts, and more.

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