Few of us have travelled in the past 18 months because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, there is hope for us to resume our trips to exotic and faraway places. The National Geographic magazine has released its top 25 travel destinations for 2022. They are split into five categories: adventure, culture and history, family, nature and sustainability. Nat Geo's executive editor for travel explained the reasons behind the list and how covid-19 helped shape the choices. He said: "The pandemic provided a moment for travellers…to reflect…on how we explore the world."
The list includes a visit to a street in London that is famous for music, and a trip to Hokkaido, Japan, for the unique heritage of its indigenous people. Nature lovers can explore Namibia's Caprivi Strip and its natural wildlife. The pandemic has made people choosier about their vacations. Nat Geo said people are being more conscientious so it looked into ideas for unique and safe destinations. It added: "These superlative destinations speak of resilient communities, innovative conservation efforts, and thrilling opportunities for future exploration."