2022 is here and we are all excited to plan our travels for the year ahead. After the last few years of being stuck indoors, there is a burning desire to travel again, so we have put together this list of travel destinations near and far to sate your desire for new experiences.

    For some, this might mean the tropical fantasy of swaying palms and blue skies, but others yearn for mountain getaways or the tastes and sensations of a new city. In this guide, we’ve covered a bit of everything to appeal to all tastes and flavours of travel in 2022.


    New York

    The epicentre of culture with unrivalled shopping, dining and nightlife

    New York is an enigmatic city with sights on every corner. World-class shopping, cutting edge dining, and famed landmarks make this famous American city a place that everyone should visit at least once. 2022 is a savvy time to visit because the number of fellow travellers is smaller, making accommodation easier to find and queues at popular attractions shorter.

    New York City is jam-packed with legendary landmarks. The names roll off the tongue and feel memorable thanks to songs and films that have placed them in popular culture – the Empire State Building in Manhattan, the iconic Statue of Liberty, and the green expanse of Central Park, just to name a few. Other fun things to do in New York include watching live theatre on Broadway, eating fusion food in Brooklyn, and admiring cutting-edge modern art exhibitions at MoMA. Read more



    An unforgettable family holiday in the Floridian sunshine

    Orlando has many of the world’s most magical and entertaining theme parks, which makes it a holiday for all the family. Meet your favourite characters at Disney, immerse yourself in film magic at Universal or get the adrenaline pumping on the extreme rollercoasters found at any of the 20-plus other theme parks that are found in Orlando.

    The city itself has interesting shopping centres and restaurants to discover too. Orlando has great weather all year round, so there's never a bad time to visit. The whole city is organised to deliver a little bit of fantasy to wide-eyed children and their parents too – after the year we’ve had, that’s got to be a good thing. Read more


    Mallorca Island

    A winning combination of beaches, nightlife, food, and culture

    Mallorca is rightly famed for its beach resorts, with a variety of towns and villages along the coast offering options from budget-friendly guesthouses to luxury villas. But it’s more than that. Towering mountain ranges, shaded coves, ancient Moorish and Roman ruins, and vibrant nightlife make this Balearic island a big hit with many types of travellers.

    In Mallorca, you can spend the morning on the beach before a long seafood lunch and an afternoon of cultural exploration. Enjoy thousands of years of history in places like Pollença and the capital city of Palma, or visit the Moorish architecture at landmarks like the Royal Palace of La Almudaina. Mallorca is also a prominent foodie destination, with everything from traditional cuisine to international fusion food. After sunset, there’s a vibrant nightlife to enjoy in bars and clubs all over the island. Read more



    Enjoy year-round sunshine in the Canary Islands

    Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and one that also offers diverse experiences. Large beach resorts line the south coast – Playa de las Americas is the largest, while nearby Costa Adeje is best for families. However, head to the lesser-visited north coast for a more culturally rich experience of historical hillside villages as well as excellent hiking trails.

    A big selling point of Tenerife is the weather. The island sits far south of mainland Europe, just off the western coast of Africa, which gives Tenerife a mild climate and year-round sunshine. Read more


    Greek Islands

    There are so many islands it’s hard to know where to start

    Greece counts over 6,000 islands within its waters, all spread out across the eastern Mediterranean. As a renowned tourist destination, the Greek Islands have a little something for any type of trip.

    With so many islands, it can be hard to know where to start. If you're looking for a family-friendly trip in Greece, head to the beautiful coastlines of Corfu or Zakynthos. Honeymooners and those looking to ignite a bit of romance could enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Santorini, while groups looking to party descend on Mykonos throughout the summer months. Of course, this is just a brief introduction to the fantastic experiences awaiting you on the Greek Islands. And no matter which island you choose, the rich culture and history of the area is never far away. Read more



    Take your partner to Paris – you won’t be disappointed.

    Paris is famously one of the most romantic destinations for a city break in Europe. With the wealth of fine-dining restaurants, world-famous sights, beautiful parks, and historic palaces, it's easy to see how this city earned its reputation.

    Whether it’s taking a walk by the Seine, shopping on the Champs-Élysées, or exploring the Louvre, the list of famous experiences in Paris that you must try at least once is extremely long. The fact that the city is also easy to get to, from and around makes it a fantastic and popular city break destination. Read more



    Ireland’s capital makes for a jaunty and fun weekend city break

    Dublin is a fantastic short city break destination for many UK travellers. The Irish capital is small enough to cover in a weekend, with many of the finest landmarks and historical attractions lining the River Liffey, which cuts through the middle of the city. Don’t miss hot spots like Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol, and the viewpoint on top of the Guinness Storehouse.

    The Irish are famed for their friendly and outgoing nature. Experience it for yourself by bar-hopping down Temple Bar and enjoying the craic while listening to live folk bands and having your fill of roast gammon and local ale. Read more



    A city with many different faces to discover, preferably on 2 wheels

    Amsterdam is a city with an easy-going charm and a rich history. Take a stroll down Damrak and explore the quaint residential areas that reel off along the canals – just be on the lookout for cyclists. Stop frequently to enjoy the sidewalk cafés and don't miss out on the many museums and art galleries that are spread throughout the city. Amsterdam has one of the highest densities of museums in the world – chief among them being the Rijksmuseum. It's also a pleasingly liberal city, with LGBTQ+ culture displayed proudly throughout the city.

    Amsterdam is somewhat famous – arguably notorious – for its nightlife, which wanders into the realms of the risqué in parts. However, most of the city is great for families. The old-fashioned styling of the city centre gives it a distinct sense of escape from modern life. Read more

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    The gateway to Southeast Asia’s finest beaches

    Thailand is Southeast Asia’s travel hub, with a wide variety of experiences and attractions to be explored. Most people will fly into the bustling capital, Bangkok. This mega-city has fantastic shopping, dining, great value accommodation, and historical attractions. After a few days here, you can take a 1-hour flight south to Phuket.

    This tropical island combines beautiful beaches with all the facilities of a purpose-built tourist resort. It’s this combination of stunning surroundings and easy convenience that makes it a top choice for a relaxing beach break. If you feel the need to explore, take a day trip to Phang Nga Bay to enjoy beautiful limestone karsts that seemingly erupt out of the water. Read more


    The Lake District

    A picturesque region of peaks and valleys in northern England

    The Lake District is home to England’s most raw natural beauty. You can enjoy historical tours, stunning vista views, museums, unique shopping experiences, and stargazing opportunities. Summertime is the most popular time to visit. Hiking up Scafell Pike, England’s tallest peak, is a challenging and memorable activity at this time of year.

    You can visit in autumn to see dazzling colours of red and yellow as the leaves change colour, or plan a holiday for the winter months, when the mountains of the Lake District are blanketed with snow. Surprising to some, the Lake District is home to several Michelin-starred restaurants and quaint gastropubs. Read more

    Paul Smith | Compulsive Traveller

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