Courtesy of Sarah Khan

South Africa

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My favorite travel moment this year was meeting my now-boyfriend on a visit to Cape Town in April, which led to my second favorite travel moment: when I went back to visit him in August, he insisted on taking me to hike Lion’s Head mountain, something he does at least once a month and swears is the best hike in the world. Anyone who knows me is aware that I am royally unathletic and not particularly active, so I surprised myself by agreeing to go. The views over Cape Town and Table Mountain were as spectacular as promised, and we watched the sun set and a blue moon rise. Though it’s considered an easy hike, I wasn’t able to make it to the top that time, but I’m eager to give it another shot on my next visit! —Sarah Khan, senior copy editor

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South Africa

My favorite travel moment this year was meeting my now-boyfriend on a visit to Cape Town in April, which led to my second favorite travel moment: when I went back to visit him in August, he insisted on taking me to hike Lion’s Head mountain, something he does at least once a month and swears is the best hike in the world. Anyone who knows me is aware that I am royally unathletic and not particularly active, so I surprised myself by agreeing to go. The views over Cape Town and Table Mountain were as spectacular as promised, and we watched the sun set and a blue moon rise. Though it’s considered an easy hike, I wasn’t able to make it to the top that time, but I’m eager to give it another shot on my next visit! —Sarah Khan, senior copy editor

See more Best of 2012 coverage.

Courtesy of Sarah Khan

T+L Editors' Favorite Trips of 2012

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