Take your credit card and your favorite reservation platforms at your fingertips: the American magazine and information site TIME has just published its list of the 50 most beautiful places in the world in 2022.
The list was compiled by its international network of correspondents and contributors, and, according to TIME in a statement, “with an eye to those who offer new and exciting experiences.”
The 50 destinations to make the cut include both classic hits and less-explored locations, but what unites them is that they “thrive, grow and change,” says TIME, “charting the path of economic recovery” and “invest in sustainability.”
In the United States, TIME recommends hip centers on the west coast of Portland, ORand San FranciscoFlorida’s coastal cool Miamiand Michigan’s “Comeback City” Detroit. The winter ski destination Park City, UTalso gets a wink.
In Canada, the Ontario capital Toronto and the small surf town of Tofino, British Columbiaare the pickaxes, and even further north, Illuissaton the mainland of Greenland, opens onto Disko Bay, the “Grand Canyon of the Arctic Circle.”
The ever-popular beach destinations of Jamaica and Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit also make the 2022 list.
The city of Saltain the mountainous northwest of Argentina, and the village of El Chaltenin the country’s Los Glaciares National Park, caught the attention of TIME this year.
Rapa Nui from Chile — better known as Easter Island — and Galapagos Islands in Ecuador are two volcanic wonders to have made the list.
The buzzing metropolises of Bogotá – Colombia, and Sao Paulo, Brazilare two more urban recommendations from TIME.
In Britain, the bucolic charms of the English county of Devon and the city of Scopeon the Scottish Isle of Skye, win the nod this year.
Western European cities of Marseilles (France), Copenhagen (Denmark), Skellefta (Sweden) and Valence (Spain) all receive a wink.
Then there is the Italian region of Calabriathe ancient Greek city of Thessalonikithe Portuguese region of Alentejo and the archipelago of Madeira.
The small Czech ski resort of Dolni Morava and the Lithuanian fortified town of Kaunas make the list, as does the historical splendor of the Turkish capital Istanbul.
india Kerala and Ahmedabad are part of the Asian recommendations, as are the Japanese islands of Setouchi and Kyushu.
The South Korean capital of Seoul is good advice, as is the Indonesian province of bali and the central island of the Philippines Boracay.
australia Great Barrier Reef and the port city of Freemantle both get nods, just like Queenstown in New Zealanda hub for adventure sports on the South Island.
To finish, Trans-Bhutan Trail of Bhutan and the historic Silk Roads Uzbekistan are some of the less traveled ground in this year’s picks.
Qatar and its capital Doha attracting everyone’s attention this year, due to the hosting of the 2022 World Cup in December, while the emerging adventure ports destination of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates also made the cut.
The Kenyan capital of Nairobi and the Rwandan capital of Kigali are TIME’s African urban selections. Franschhoek of South Africaknown for its vineyards, and Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia are also recommended.
Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is the final selection of the continent.
The great beyond
For the most intrepid travelers, TIME’s 2022 picks also include the Arctic polar region and the international space stationwhich just makes the list criteria by being in low earth orbit.
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