International travel is going to be back in a big way in 2022, with many glamorous and exotic destinations on this list currently trending amongst international travelers. Some are old favorites that have recovered from the pandemic or other challenging times, but they are back in full swing. Other destinations on our list are newer to travelers and lesser-known hidden gems.
Here are 10 destinations that will definitely be trending in 2022.
1. Sun and Sand in Anguilla
Anguilla is a postcard-perfect Island with sugar-white sands and turquoise water, with five-star hotels serving up luxury at every level. There are 33 beaches to discover, many with beachside bars and food shacks, as well as boating to secret coves and snorkeling in Shoal Bay.
2. Seafood and Beach Life in Bodrum, Turkey
Bodrum Turkey is a fishing village that is slowly getting new luxury hotels and beach clubs opening along the city’s Bodrum harbor and the Bodrum peninsula. Be sure to visit the city’s underwater museum featuring sunken treasures and enjoy one of its many affordable seafood restaurants.
3. Hiking and Skiing in Banff, Canada
Banff is located in Canada’s first national park, and it boasts a historic hotel with spectacular views. Banff was established as an artist retreat in 1885. Azure lakes and majestic mountain peaks encourage outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing. It is also a known artist and writer’s retreat.
4. Strolling and Relaxing in Chefchaouen, Morocco
Chefchaouen is famous for being the blue city because all of the walls are painted blue as a spiritual measure. This remote city in the country’s northwest with narrow winding streets and houses built into the side of the mountain. Relax by strolling through nearby lush fir forests, beautiful flower gardens, and verdant orchards.
5. Dune Buggies and Shopping Malls in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is a city for the wealthy to travel with every amenity in the world. Experience Middle Eastern culture while living in stunning five-star hotels fronted by man-made beaches. Ride a dune buggy out to the desert or enjoy the city’s indoor ski park if you really want some contrast in a single day. Dubai is also known for its massive, fully air-conditioned indoor shopping malls as well, so bring extra luggage with you…or just buy it there! See more stunning pictures of Dubai to get your wanderlust started.
6. Breathe in the Fresh Air in the Faroe Islands
This 18 Island archipelago north of Scotland is the place to go to get completely away from it all by hiking or boating in the fresh ocean air. This remote destination is mostly crags, seas, and grasslands and the delicious local fare is fresh ocean salmon. Visit fishing villages and sheep farms that have not changed in centuries.
7. Nature Hikes and Snorkeling in Tortuga Bay, Galapagos Islands
Explore these islands near Antarctica for a trip that immerses you in the wildest, weirdest, and most wonderful experiences that nature has to offer. Attractions include snorkeling, whale watching, and swimming with turtles. Be sure to visit the Cerro Mesa Nature Reserve when you visit the Galapagos Islands.
8. Fresh Sea Air and Fresh Food in Majorca, Spain
Majorca is a beautiful artist community with ancient stone villages and a fort perched atop seaside cliffs. It is also known for its organic olive oil and orange groves and swimming grottos carved right into the rock.
9. Five Star Cuisines and Wineries in Napa Valley, California
Napa Valley is a traditional favorite for both wine lovers and foodies. This tranquil piece of heaven has proven to be resilient by rebuilding itself after the devastating fires of 2017. There are more than a handful of five-star resorts to stay at and many top chefs have their own exclusive restaurants and bistros, presenting their version of farm (or vineyard) to table. It is the perfect place for a 3-day road trip.
10. Volcano Tours and Suntanning in Taormina, Italy
Taormina is a five-star resort town set on a hill just below Mt. Etna with beautiful beaches, wineries, and sunny, temperate weather. Hiking trips up the side of the Volcano to visit lava craters make for an unusual and exciting trip.
Whether you prefer a big adventure or a relaxing soothing get-away there is a vacation destination to suit you in 2022.