The list was compiled by its international network of correspondents and contributors, and, TIME said in a statement, “with an eye on those that offer new and exciting experiences.”
Among the 50 destinations that will make the cut are classic big-hitters and less-explored areas, but unified among them is that they are “evolving, growing and changing,” TIME said, “putting path to economic recovery “and” investing in Sustainability. “
In the United States, TIME recommends hip West Coast centers of Portland, Oregonat San Franciscothe Florida coastal cool of Miamiand the “Comeback City” of Michigan Detroit. The destination of winter skiing Park City, Utahnod too.
The beach’s always popular destination Jamaica at Riviera Nayarit of Mexico also do the 2022 list.
The city of Saltain the mountainous northwest of Argentina, and in the village of El Chalténin Los Glaciares National Park, caught the eye of TIME this year.
Rapa Nui of Chile – better known as Easter Island- and Galápagos Islands of Ecuador are two volcanic wonders that made the list.
The buzz of major cities Bogota Colombia, at São Paulo, Brazilare two more of TIME’s city recommendations.
The Czech mountain resort area of Dolni Morava makes the list.
In Britain, the bucolic charms of the English county Devon and the town of Portreeon the Scottish Isle of Skye, take the thumbs up this year.
Western Europe’s cities Marseilles (France), Copenhagen (Denmark), Skellefteå (Sweden) at Valencia (Spain) everyone received a nod.
Then there is the Italian region of Calabriathe ancient city of Greece of Thessalonikithe Portuguese region of Alentejo and the archipelago of Madeira.
The small Czech ski resort of Dolni Morava and the Lithuanian fortress city of Kaunas make the list, as does the historic splendor of the Turkish capital Istanbul.
of India Kerala at Ahmedabad is among the Asian recommendations, as well as the Japanese islands of Setouchi at Kyushu.
The capital of South Korea Seoul is a top tip, as well as Indonesia’s province Bali and the central Philippine island of Boracay.
of Australia Great Barrier Reef and the port city of Fremantle both get nods, as does Queenstown of New Zealanda hub for adventure sports on the South Island.
Finally, Trans-Bhutan Trail of Bhutan and the historic Silk Roads of Uzbekistan are some of the less traveled places in this year’s picks.
Qatar and its capital Doha get everyone’s attention this year, due to host the 2022 World Cup this December, while the emerging adventure ports of Ras Al Khaimah | the United Arab Emirates also made the cut.
The Kenyan capital of Nairobi and the Rwandan capital of Kigali are TIME urban picks from Africa. Franschhoek of South Africaknown for its wineries, and The Lower Zambezi National Park of Zambia is also recommended.
Hwange National Park of Zimbabwe is the last choice from the continent.
The great beyond
For the bravest traveler, 2022 also includes TIME’s pick Arctic polar region and the International Space Stationwhich just makes the criterion on the list by being in low Earth orbit.