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September 27. 2021
As border restrictions hopefully will ease and vaccines continue to roll out, travels are becoming a very real possibility for 2022. This means that more people are fantasizing about the great outdoors, where there is plenty of space for distancing, as well as safer countries with a strong response to the pandemic. To make up for a lost time, travelers are planning responsible travel experiences as well as big bucket list adventures. From Europe to Asia and everywhere in between, here are our top picks for the trendiest 2022 travel destinations.
Scandinavia – Denmark, Norway and Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands
As the coronavirus continues to spreads throughout Vietnam, nothing about the holiday season feels “normal.” We are now prepared to splurge on 2022 vacation destinations. And if you’re looking for extravagance, Scandinavia is the place to be. Consider luxury hotels perched on the cliffs of fjords and world-class train journeys winding through lush mountains, lavish palaces steeped in royal history, as well as stylish cities brimming with the best boutiques, bars, and restaurants. It’s time to go Nordic on your 2022 travels.
Do you fantasize about balancing on a surfboard or a yoga mat, descending into bat-infested caves or ascending misty volcanic peaks, hiking, biking, or zip lining? Costa Rica is known for its “pura vida” (pure life). With a Caribbean and Pacific coast, as well as jungle covering roughly a quarter of the country, this is a country for nature lovers. Whether you come for the cloud forests, volcanoes, beaches, or the incredible nature and wildlife, your shoulders will undoubtedly drop a few inches. If you want to go on some cultural excursions as well, Capital San José is a lovely city with beautiful architecture, public art, and museums.
Georgia & Armenia
Tired of watching Netflix? You’re probably ready to venture beyond the usual tourist traps and embark on an unusual adventure. Why not choose Georgia and Armenia, two incredible, yet relatively unknown, European countries?
Kenya & Tanzania
Meet the colorful Masai tribesmen and spot elephants and lions in the Serengeti. Walk the ancient floor of the Ngorongoro Crater and visit rhino and chimp sanctuaries. Responsible travel will be one of the most important travel trends in 2022, and Kenya and Tanzania are among the best destinations on the travel green list.
The British Virgin Islands
Finally, the British Virgin Islands have rebuilt and reopened after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the BVI in 2017, leaving devastating damage in its path that took years to recover with enough infrastructure available for tourists to return and find their favorite restaurants to be open.
Colchagua Valley, Chile
Colchagua Valley, one of four wine regions near Santiago’s capital city, is one of the most popular. The terroir is exceptional, which explains why so many award-winning red wines are produced there. In between tastings, fine dining, luxury hotels, and breathtaking views, you will enjoy the weather because pollution is there nearly nonexistent at only 2.5 hours outside of Santiago, making it ideal for stargazing and other astronomical tourism at the Cerro Chamán Observatory.
The beauty of Gdansk might be a well-kept secret from independent travelers, but it is well known to those who have stopped there as part of a Baltic Cruise. As it is, this northern city along the Baltic manages to hit the trifecta of being beautiful, interesting, and affordable. Gdańsk was a major trading port of the Teutonic Knights in the middle ages, and a cosmopolitan, powerful, Hanseatic League center. Today it’s a city of immense beauty filled with thousand years of cultural treasures.
If you want tropical relaxation without being overrun by tourists Lombok Indonesia is the place to go. There, you’ll find surf breaks, volcanoes, waterfalls, beaches, and temples to explore. Currently, flights to Lombok are only available from a few international gateways, with the majority of visitors flying or ferrying in from other parts of Indonesia. As a result, Lombok remains relatively unexplored…for the time being.
Food lovers should consider Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula for their next taste-testing vacation. As the crow flies, you’re practically in Italy; in fact, there’s a ferry that runs between Italy and Croatia. You’ll find there truffles, olive oil, prosciutto Ham, wine, and various types of seafood, as well as 100 percent Croatian delicacies.
Assam, a town near the Himalayas, keeps this part of India off the beaten path. The main reason for visiting is for ecotourism. You will encounter wild animals such as Indian one-horned rhinoceros, explore the evergreen forest at the Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, and learn about tea plantations. The estates are lovely, and they’re a great way to see some of the smaller villages in northeast India.
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