01/11/2012 07:41 am ET Updated Mar 12, 2012

15 Adventures For Winter's Discontents (PHOTOS)

January. Those four frosty syllables are enough to send a chill down the spine of even the greatest optimist. But it doesn't have to conjure thoughts of days spent indoors and gray skies. We here atBlack Tomato won't allow it.

Let us use January as a staging post for adventure and start filling in our 2012 calendar with adventurous itineraries. These trips included the spectacular, the overlooked and the spectacularly overlooked. From Bhutan to Iceland to Belize, there are incredibly things to be done in 2012. Here is a tasting menu of the journeys this new year has to offer.

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