After the intermittent travel bans over the last couple years, there are so many people wanting to travel to places they've never been before. While Mexico, Hawaii, and the Caribbean islands are always favorites, there are a few places that stand out on the wish list for travelers in 2022. Here are five of the hot destinations for this coming year:
South Pacific Islands (take your pick!)
Who hasn't stared at a screensaver of an overwater bungalow and dreamed of spending time on a South Pacific Island? Places like Bora Bora, Moorea, and Fiji are high up on travelers wish list for 2022 vacations. You could lounge on your deck, watching the sun set over the crystal clear waters, without a care in the world! Others want to enjoy a small ship cruise experience, visiting multiple islands in the same trip.
There is a lot to see in South Africa, between exploring the culinary delights in Cape Town, visiting the thundering Victoria Falls, or take a photo safari tour to spot the Big 5 (or maybe the African penguin colony!) You can enjoy the museums, wine tours (did you know there are about 300 wineries there?) and other city adventures, or just take in the beautiful landscapes. Be sure to take in some of the culinary treats and nightlife while visiting Cape Town or Johannesburg!
The Last Frontier is really something to be seen! The abundant wildlife, sealife, and the towering mountain ranges will leave you yearning for more. Travelers to Alaska can choose an itinerary as adventurous or posh as they they like. For those who enjoy the finer things while traveling, there are beautiful lodges and cruise ships that will provide all the creature comforts. The more intrepid travelers may opt for more primitive lodging arrangement, perhaps choosing to backpack their way through the beautiful landscape. Fill your time with fishing, cultural events, and lets not forget... the Northern Lights!
You may have seen photos of boats floating in crystal clear turquoise waters and were surprised you weren't looking at scene from the Caribbean! Croatia is becoming a wildly popular destination not just for the beautiful waters, lush forests, and ancient architecture. Popular destinations in Croatia include the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, the 1st century amphitheater in Pula, or a gastro tour of Split's food and wines. Active travelers can take in the beauty of the Krka National Park with trails that take you passed over 15 waterfalls!
The land of Darwin, the Galapagos is a great destination for the adventurous and inquisitive traveler. Located in the Eastern Pacific, just off the coast of Equador, taking a cruise through the various islands is the best way to get in as much as possible during your travels. Most of the cruise lines provide naturalists, that will offer presentations while on board and will escort some excursions on the islands they visit. The islands have the highest rate of endemic species (found no where else on earth) than any other location. You can get a first hand look at the spiky marine iguanas, the Flightless Cormorant, Galapagos Sea Lions and more!
These are just a few of the hot destinations for 2022. If you're interested in learning more about travel opportunities to these or other locations, feel free to reach out to us! Not ready to travel quite yet? This is a great time to book your next trip, with some suppliers are already booking into 2023 and 2024! Click the button below to get your journey started!