Best in travel the most beautiful trips of 2022 according to Lonely Planet

Best in travel: the best trips of 2022 according to Lonely Planet

After more than a year without traveling we feel like it go very farexplore places where the nature is still virgin and wonderful and, with the same keen eye, look for corners unknown even in the most famous cities: confirms it Best in Travel 2022, the volume with which every year – except the one just ended – Lonely Planet advises us where to go to experience the changing world. An unmissable book for travel enthusiasts that returns on time to the bookstore while the pandemic shows the first signs of slowing down, the tourism sector brought to its knees by Covid slowly catches its breath, the world timidly “reopens”.

Unchanged the formula, in the Best in Travel 2022 there are like always three top ten (you can find them all in the gallery at the end of this article) dedicated to the best Countries, Regions and Cities: rankings
which are the result of the judgment of expert travelers who recommend the best to try by choosing each destination because it is «Current, stimulating but also sustainable».

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The thirty destinations chosen condense the great variety of the world. For example, in the ranking of Villages in first place are the Cook Islands thanks to their crazy sea and intact traditions, alongside other paradises like the Norway e Mauritius but also destinations that are closer and possible for us, such as Slovenia which is always greener andEgypt: according to the authors it should also be rediscovered because 2022, among other anniversaries, is the year of the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb which is celebrated with new museums and events.

Between Regions instead the mountains of the Western Fjordsthat is, the wildest area of ​​wild Iceland, alongside well-known destinations such as West Virginia but also Atacamain Chile, which is the oldest desert, elevated to arid in South America (the place – writes Lonely – “to really feel on another planet”).

For the Citythen, is in the lead Auckland, chosen as a perfect example of how the crisis is transformed into an opportunity given that after the pandemic, according to the authors of the guide, the New Zealand capital has completely flourished. And it is in this top ten that, alongside previously unthinkable goals such as Lagos (capital of Nigeria) Italy also appears: there is one to represent us this year Firenze more beautiful than ever. At the time of the “new Renaissance” the “cradle of the Renaissance” could not be missing, and the reason why it was chosen by the authors is precisely that it did not rest on its beautybut has been able to enhance it, also offering experiences that allow you to go beyond the wonders of its crowded historic center and discover an unknown side (for example, did you know that street art in the city is in turmoil?).

Everything changes (we too)

It is the portrait of a changing world, along with the preferences of travelers veterans for almost two years definitely out of the ordinary in which cities have emptied together with airportswhile however in the meantime the levels of carbon emissions due to travel continued to drop, with levels close to the optimal ones to avoid increasing the already catastrophic global warming.

«Never before as this year, after a forced break, we know how much traveling and having the freedom to do so is a fundamental part of our life», Comments Angelo Pittro, director for Italy of Lonely Planet. «Now that the recovery is finally underway, dwe have to look at our travels more responsibly. Lonely Planet has set itself the task of highlighting those destinations that look to tourism in a sustainable way and are protagonists of the change necessary to protect fragile places and local communities “.

Here are the top ten of the Best in Travel 2022:

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