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Photo: Gustavo Fring

As vaccines continue to roll out, the number of COVID cases is decreasing and border restrictions ease, global travel is becoming a real possibility in 2022. Whether you are planning a long-waited celebratory trip to mark an important milestone or an indulgent escape for the lost tome, we can help you choose the best destination for your next trip. Here are the five biggest trending 2022 travel destinations.

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Photo: Juan Nino

#1. Bogota, Colombia

Bogota is a colorful destination that has rightfully deserved a spot on the list of leading megacities in the world as Colombia’s beating heart. The city is often overlooked by travelers coming to Colombia, perhaps because of its large population, traffic, or size. However, Bogota, which is now safer than ever, is transforming itself into a surprising tourist destination. The city has so much to offer in terms of history, art, sports, culture, and cuisine within its several contrasting neighborhoods.

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Photo: Dave Herring

#2. New River Gorge, West Virginia

As the most recently declared national park, the adventure begins and ends with the 1000-foot-deep New River Gorge in West Virginia. The 73,000-acre stretch of the rugged canyon offers a captivating human history fully filled with railroad tycoons and mines. It’s got an even more exciting geological history since the New River is usually thought to be among the world’s oldest rivers in the entire world. From some of the best country’s rock climbing and zip lining to unforgettable whitewater rafting and hiking, adrenaline fans are also sure to find a rush here. Not to mention, the culture of this not-so-well-known state is extremely rich, full of friendly people and beautiful scenery.

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Photo: Yvette Goldberg

#3. Cook Islands

The Cook Islands, made up of 15 small islands situated in the South Pacific, are a perfect vacation spot for globetrotters who love exotic, remote destinations. Fringed by shimmering cerulean lagoons, the fascinating cluster of tranquil isles isn’t just a place to top up your tan. With myriad wildlife, a culture steeped in Māori and Polynesian traditions, and tropical flora, Cook Island is a destination of delight and discovery.

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Photo: Timo Volz

#4. Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei City is a foodie’s dream. The city has Michelin-star restaurants, street food 24-hours a day, and hole-in-the-wall eateries, each with tasty delicacies to offer. People also visit this city of Azaleas for its historical artifacts, night markets, hot springs, and numerous upscale shops. Iconic sights include the Chiang kai-Shrek Memorial Hall, the Sun-Yat Memorial Hall, and the Taipei 101 tower. The city has some incredible temples and exciting museums worth!

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Photo: Camelia Andreea

#5. Florence, Italy

Firenze, or Florence, is the capital of the known Italian region of Tuscany. It’s one of the most visited cities, attracting around 10 million tourists each year. The Italian city of Florence boasts a rich history and has something unique for art lovers, history buffs, and sightseers. It is the city hosting one of the best art galleries worldwide (the Uffizi), one of Italy’s most impressive cathedrals and piazzas (Il Duomo), and the most popular statue (David). It also offers a cornucopia of interesting smaller galleries and museums that are just waiting for you to visit!

There are so many exciting places worldwide to visit; we couldn’t possibly include them all in just one list. However, the above cities are worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you are looking to explore a city, get off the grid or relax on a beach!

in collaboration with Mary Davis
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