It’s that time of year again, when the daydreaming starts. Cold rains, fluorescent lighting, pitch-black commutes, and faint memories of summer fun force you to take stock of what pathetic little you’ve done, and start plotting bigger, better adventures for next year.
Don’t worry, though—we’ve got you covered. We tapped dozens of the world’s top operators to come up with next year’s definitive list of outsized adventures—hiking, biking, paddling, surfing, and mountaineering trips in the wildest blue yonders. From fat-biking across Greenland’s Arctic tundra to walking with the wildlife (the kind that can—gulp—eat you) in Tanzania, these trips will give you a great workout—and, more important, perspective. The world is smaller than ever, but it’s much bigger than your drab gray cubicle. Time to bust the hell out and see it.