The checklist was compiled by its worldwide community of correspondents and contributors, and, says TIME in an announcement, “with an eye fixed towards these providing new and thrilling experiences.”
The 50 locations to make the lower embody each basic big-hitters and less-explored spots, however what unites them is that they’re “thriving, rising and altering,” says TIME, “charting a path to financial restoration” and “investing in sustainability.”
In the US, TIME is recommending the hip West Coast facilities of Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco, the Florida coastal cool of Miami, and Michigan’s “Comeback Metropolis” Detroit. The winter snowboarding vacation spot Park Metropolis, Utah, additionally will get a nod.
The ever-popular seaside locations of Jamaica and Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit additionally make the 2022 checklist.
The town of Salta, in Argentina’s mountainous northwest, and the village of El Chaltén, within the nation’s Los Glaciares Nationwide Park, caught TIME’s eye this 12 months.
Chile’s Rapa Nui — higher referred to as Easter Island — and Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands are two volcanic wonders to have made the checklist.
The buzzing metropolises of Bogotá, Colombia, and São Paulo, Brazil, are two extra of TIME’s city suggestions.
The Czech mountain resort space of Dolni Morava makes the checklist.
In Britain, the bucolic charms of the English county of Devon and the city of Portree, on the Scottish Isle of Skye, get the thumbs up this 12 months.
The Western European cities of Marseille (France), Copenhagen (Denmark), Skellefteå (Sweden) and València (Spain) all obtain a nod.
Then there’s the Italian area of Calabria, the traditional Greek metropolis of Thessaloniki, the Portuguese area of Alentejo and the archipelago of Madeira.
The little Czech ski resort of Dolni Morava and the Lithuanian fortress metropolis of Kaunas make the checklist, as does the historic splendor of Turkish capital Istanbul.
India’s Kerala and Ahmedabad are among the many Asian suggestions, as are the Japanese islands of Setouchi and Kyushu.
The South Korean capital of Seoul is a prime tip, as is the Indonesian province of Bali and the central Philippines island of Boracay.
Australia’s Nice Barrier Reef and the port metropolis of Fremantle each get nods, as does New Zealand’s Queenstown, a hub for journey sports activities on South Island.
Lastly, Bhutan’s Trans-Bhutan Path and the historic Silk Roads of Uzbekistan are among the much less traveled floor on this 12 months’s picks.
Qatar and its capital Doha have everybody’s consideration this 12 months, attributable to internet hosting the 2022 World Cup this December, whereas the rising journey ports vacation spot of Ras Al Khaimah within the United Arab Emirates additionally made the lower.
The Kenyan capital of Nairobi and the Rwandan capital of Kigali are TIME’s city picks from Africa. South Africa’s Franschhoek, recognized for its wineries, and Zambia’s Decrease Zambezi Nationwide Park are additionally advisable.
Zimbabwe’s Hwange Nationwide Park is the ultimate choice from the continent.
The good past
For essentially the most intrepid of vacationers, TIME’s 2022 picks additionally embody the Arctic polar area and the Worldwide House Station, which simply makes the checklist standards by being in low Earth orbit.