It's impossible to imagine going on a trip without taking a few photos. Whether shot on film, snapped on an iPhone, or even Instagramed, there's perhaps no better way to remember an adventure and a year.
With that in mind, we asked our readers -- and editors -- to share with us their favorite snapshots from 2011. From Seattle to Sri Lanka, the responses reached all over the globe.
Check out the photos, compiled below. But, this is an ever-growing compilation. Please share one or many of your favorite shots from the year's travels with us and other HuffPost Travel readers.
Happy trails in 2012!