01/13/2012 07:17 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Top 10 Backpacking Destinations For 2012 (PHOTOS)

Every year, we bring you a list of destinations worth your backpacking pennies. From storming the Swiss Alps to lobster munching on the cheap in Nicaragua, in 2012, OTP gets you travel buggin' in all sorts of new ways. Use our list of Top 10 Destinations for 2012 to figure out where to best enjoy the impending apocalypse.

You've heard of some of these places, while others are completely new -- but each has a little something sassy to get you anxious to move. 2012 is special in that it's another year -- this time with 366 days -- some of which you should spend outside of your comfort zone.

OTP's Top 10 For 2012