With the New Year quickly approaching, it’s time to start making your 2022 travel plans. Whether seeking fun in the sun or exploring historical sites, this is the year for travel. Before you book your tickets, consider these five destinations for some of the best adventures out there.
1. Cayman Islands
After a stressful year, you deserve a break. Where better to relax than the Cayman Islands? As you disembark from your Caribbean cruise, the warm sun welcomes you to this beautiful island destination. While it is tempting to spend your days on the beach, you don’t want to miss out on exploring the depths of the surrounding sea.
The Cayman Islands are home to amazing spots for diving and snorkeling. Book yourself on a culinary excursion to enjoy some of the local cuisines. If you are looking for a break from the sun, you can explore the Cayman Crystal Caves for some unforgettable sights. These islands are the perfect spot to kick off your year of travel.
With the rise of K-Pop and dramas like Squid Game, Korea has caught the world’s attention. The city of Seoul offers the opportunity to explore old palace grounds and glimpse into the future. The dichotomy of these experiences lay as the backdrop to an incredible city full of adventure. Start your tour at either Gyeongbokgung or Changdokgung for some insight into the rich cultural history of this land. No visit to Seoul is complete without experiencing the food culture. From kalbi to naengmyeon, there are plenty of dishes to suit any palate. Korean fashion is on display on the streets of Dongdaemun, Garosugil, or Hongdae. In a city that doesn’t sleep, be ready to enjoy something new every hour of the day.
The city of Lima has been off the radar for many travelers. However, recently this gem is starting to get the attention it deserves as a must-see destination for adventure-seekers. This beautiful city offers pristine beaches and gorgeous hikes for any level. Food lovers can eat their fill here with delicious Peruvian and Creole treats, some of which overlook ancient sites dating back to 600 AD. As you explore this beautiful city, take the time to shop at the Indian Market Miraflores to find traditional handicrafts. With over 3,000 years of history, this beautiful locale offers an incredible glimpse into the past and future. Don’t forget to plan day trips to learn the history of the Incan empire in surrounding areas that date back thousands of years.
Nestled on the Adriatic Sea coast, the city of Dubrovnik is the perfect destination to kick off your 2022 travels. Whether you are seeking fun in the sun or historical treasures, this city has it all. Start your tour in the historic Old Town. Ancient walls surround this district, encompassing some of Dubrovnik’s favorite sites. While visiting, explore some of the churches and synagogues that call this gem home. While the city offers a variety of amazing sites, take advantage of the islands in the area to enjoy the crystal-clear waters and beautiful beaches. Finish off your day with some of the local seafood delicacies paired with some local wine. This vacation is one you will never forget.
For those seeking a break from the ordinary, Istanbul offers just that. With winding roads leading through trendy upscale neighborhoods and historical treasures, this metropolitan destination is a favorite among travelers. Start your day at the Galata Bridge for the world-famous balik ekmek, or fish bread. After enjoying this local treat, you can head to the Grand Bazaar to see history on display in the hundreds of stalls selling local crafts, exotic spices and incredible deals. As you explore, be sure to book a tour of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia for some of the religious culture that defines this city. Make the most of your time here by enjoying some of the incredible nightlife with parties going well into the morning.
Wherever you go, have an amazing time. You deserve it.
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