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  • Writer's pictureTrey Tracy

Top 9 Travel Destinations For 2022

Updated: Mar 8, 2023

With the widespread rollout of the vaccine after what seems like a lifetime of lockdown, national and international travel are finally starting to make a comeback. People are chomping at the bit to get out of their houses and hit the road for a much-needed vacation. As borders continue to reopen and travel restrictions become less intense, we are all looking forward to traveling again.

Top 9 Travel Destinations for 2022

1. Key West/Miami

If you’re looking to get a taste of the Caribbean without leaving the country, then Key West is the perfect getaway for you! You can kill two birds with one stone by flying into Miami and spending a couple of days in the pulsing, Latin-influenced city. Then driving south on Highway 1, you can head down to Key West, making a fun road trip with stops along the way. Finish up your trip with the slow pace of Key West by chilling on the beaches and soaking up the sunsets.

2. New York City

New York City is the most visited city in the United States year after year, with 10,288,000 visitors according to Word Atlas. With good reason too! New York City has it all: local and international cuisine, business power centers, unforgettable fashion, museums for all interests, and some of the most important history of our country. Even if you’ve visited before, there is no way you even scratched the surface of all the city has to offer. Whether it’s your first or fifth visit, New York City never disappoints!

3. Washington, D.C.

For the history and political buffs on your list, a trip to Washington, D.C., is a no-brainer. Not only can you visit the patriotic monuments and museums that attract us to this historically important city, but there is a ton more to do as well. The food and nightlife of D.C. have had a huge boom in recent years. You can find a variety of international cuisine scattered throughout the city and its suburbs. There are also great day trips you can take from D.C. whether you’re looking for more historical sites like Monticello or Colonial Williamsburg, want to check out one of the other cities in the area like Baltimore, or soak up some nature at Shenandoah National Park.

4. Jackson, Wyoming

Craving a little wilderness and adventure? Skip on over to Jackson, Wyoming (also referred to as Jackson Hole) any time of the year! Home to one of America’s favorite ski resorts, the wintertime is prime for snowboarding and skiing. During the summer, there is never-ending hiking with beautiful views of the Grand Tetons. You can combine a trip to Jackson Hole with the nearby Yellow Stone National Park where you can explore the famous geysers, canyons, rivers, forests, and wildlife.

5. Alaska

Adventure seekers can head out to Alaska where the vast wildness and tundra might make you feel like you have completely left the United States! Alaska is huge, so you will have to narrow down what part interests you the most before you visit, or opt for a cruise that will give you a small taste of a few different areas. You can hunt for the northern lights, marvel at sprawling glaciers, search for unique wildlife like caribou or bears, experience endless days or endless nights, or check out one of the national parks.

6. Cancun

Another longtime favorite of Americans, Cancun offers a tropical beach getaway with easy access from most major cities. Fly down to the Yucatan peninsula for an exciting vacation filled with white sand beaches, world-class scuba diving, delicious Mexican food, and vibrant nightlife. The area is known for having some of the best resorts in all of Mexico as well as near-perfect weather year-round. You can also take a trip down to Tulum on the same visit for something a little bit more low-key.

7. Punta Cana

If you’re looking for something a little bit farther from home, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has an allure like no other. The crystal clear waters and immaculate beaches make Punta Cana one of the most visited spots in the Caribbean. You can spend your days lounging on the beach with a cocktail in hand or mix it up with one of the many exciting excursions offered in the area. Try dune buggying, zip-lining, scuba diving, hiking, or renting a yacht or catamaran to make your trip more exciting.

8. Los Cabos

Los Cabos offers some of the most unique marine life sightings all in one place! You can swim with whale sharks, sea lions, hammerheads, rays, and a variety of other sharks whether you’re a scuba diver or snorkeler. From the boat, you can go whale watching where a number of different whale species migrate through the waters off the coast. Catch humpback whales, gray whales, blue whales, fin whales, and even Bryde’s whales. If sea life sightings aren’t your thing, there are plenty of exquisite beaches, resorts, and restaurants to keep you relaxed and happy as you vacation in Baja California.

9. Jamaica

Our last destination is another idyllic spot for the beach bums. With some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Jamaica has a laid-back vibe. As the birthplace of Reggae, we wouldn’t expect anything else. By day, you can soak up the sun, splash in the turquoise waters, explore underwater while scuba diving at one of many dive sites, or adventure deeper into the island. At night, you can experience Jamaican nightlife with dancehall and reggae.

❓Are you interested in booking any of these destinations, or do you have somewhere else in mind? If so, contact me. I'd love to help you get there.


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