Whether you stayed put the past two years or navigated the slightly more complex international travel landscape, we hope that 2022 will bring more travel joy to everyone. Here are some of our favorite destinations for next year, all of which are eager to show visitors that they haven’t lost their mojo. Read on for travel ideas for classics France and Costa Rica, as well as under-the-radar Portugal and Guatemala.

France

From north to south and east to west, not only can you enjoy "Francophone" culture, architecture and cuisine, but you can put a unique spin on them all. For example, explore Paris, but do it in a chauffeured vintage car. Enjoy the coastline of the French Riviera, but do so on a sailing excursion. Or, experience the country's world-famous gastronomy, but dive deeper by taking cooking classes in countryside chateaus.

Luxury, Art, & Food in France: Paris, Provence & the French Riviera - 14 Days

Vintage car in Paris
Vintage Car in Paris
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Paris Paris
Day 2 Chauffeured Tour of Paris in a Vintage Car Paris
Day 3 Pastry Tour of Le Marais & Afternoon at the Louvre Paris
Day 4 Free Day in Paris Paris
Day 5 Paris to Marseille, Afternoon of Art & History Marseille
Day 6 Private Boat Cruise & Photography Workshop Marseille
Day 7 Arrive in Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence
Day 8 Avignon & Hilltop Villages of the Luberon Aix-en-Provence
Day 9 Provençal Cooking Class in Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence
Day 10 Aix-en-Provence to Nice: Wine Estate, Villecroze & Nature Nice
Day 11 Cooking Class & Perfume Tour in Nice Nice
Day 12 Private Tour of Monaco, Monte Carlo & Eze Nice
Day 13 Free Day in Nice Nice
Day 14 Departure  


Spending two weeks in France allows you to travel and explore the country north to south. From the lights of Paris to the rocky coast of the French Riviera, you'll enjoy museums, food tours, and boat cruises. Spend an afternoon at the Louvre, set sail for the Frioul Islands, and sample Provençal wine and gastronomy, all in postcard-worthy villages.  Read More

Costa Rica

Whether you're seeking an active vacation, romantic honeymoon, or family excursion, Costa Rica belongs on any traveler's wish list. The country offers 28 national parks, nearly 800 miles of coastline, and 300 beaches to enjoy everything from learning to surf to ziplining through the jungle. And with over half of Costa Rica covered in forests, you can enjoy some of the world's most interesting flora and fauna, such as toucans, sloths, and jaguars. 

Family-Friendly Arenal & Manuel Antonio National Park- 9 Days

Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival & Downtown San José San José
Day 2 San José to Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna) Arenal/La Fortuna
Day 3 Adventures in Arenal Arenal/La Fortuna
Day 4 Arenal - Free Day Arenal/La Fortuna
Day 5 Arenal to Manuel Antonio National Park Manuel Antonio
Day 6 Manuel Antonio National Park Manuel Antonio
Day 7 Manuel Antonio National Park - Free Day Manuel Antonio
Day 8 Back to San José Costa Rica San José
Day 9 Departure  


Fun for the whole family, this itinerary covers two of Costa Rica's most famous areas: Arenal and Manuel Antonio. In Arenal, explore the region's famed volcano, surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. Then, head to Manuel Antonio National Park, a protected green space known for its white sandy beaches, vast tropical plants, and wildlife diversity. Read more

Guatemala

Perfect for adventure-seeking travelers and those wanting to be amazed by nature's beauty, Guatemala is one of Central America's gems. Three of the country's 37 volcanoes are active, and there's no shortage of epic volcanic adventures to enjoy. From hiking to watching eruptions, Guatemala mixes relaxed local culture with exciting excursions. So, slow down a bit to explore some of the country's Mayan temples, including Mayan temples like Tikal, El Mirador, Iximche, and more.

Multi-Sport Adventure in Guatemala - 8 Days

Watch Volcan de Fuego erupt from your campsite on Volcan de Acatenango
Watch Volcan de Fuego Erupt from Volcan de Acatenango
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Antigua - Explore the city Antigua
Day 2 Valley Ride - Bicycle Tour of Antigua's Villages, Farms & Ruins Antigua
Day 3 Conquer the Summit of Pacaya Volcano Antigua
Day 4 Pedal & Paddle: Mountain Biking at Lake Atitlán Lake Atitlán
Day 5 Kayaking & Hiking Tour Lake Atitlán
Day 6 Hike the Acatenango Volcano & Camp Overnight Acatenango Volcano
Day 7 Sunrise on Acatenango & Transfer to Antigua Antigua
Day 8 Transfer to Guatemala City - Departure  


This week-long itinerary features an adventurous and action-packed trip to one of Central America's lesser-known locales. Discover the rugged natural beauty of Guatemala as you hike, bike, and kayak around its most stunning attractions and charming towns. You'll camp out overnight on a volcano, go mountain biking through colorful indigenous villages, and paddle through the waters of magical Lake Atitlán. Read More

Portugal

For an epic road trip in 2022, consider visiting the compact nation of Portugal. Because it's so small, you only need a few weeks to see most of the country on a self-drive itinerary. And with some of the world's best roadways that are easy to navigate, you don't have to stress about a bumpy voyage. As you make your way from north to south (or vice versa), stop to explore buzzy cities, humble villages, historic sites, pristine beaches, and valleys filled with vineyards. 

Portugal Relaxed Self-Drive: Lisbon, Porto, Évora - 10 Days

A scenic road near the village of Sintra
A scenic road near the village of Sintra
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Transfer from Seville to Lisbon - Culinary Excursion Lisbon
Day 2 Half-Day Tour of Lisbon Lisbon
Day 3 Trasfer to Sintra - Cascais & Estoril Sintra
Day 4 Drive to Porto via Óbidos Porto
Day 5 Arrive in Porto - Get to Know Porto & Food Tour Porto
Day 6 Explore Porto & Northern Portugal Porto
Day 7 Drive from Porto to Évora - Private Tour Évora
Days 8-9 Explore Évora & the Alentejo Region Évora
Day 10 Drive from Évora to Lisbon - Depart Portugal  


This road trip through Portugal is perfect for those wanting to visit the country's two biggest cities and its rural countryside, all at a relaxed pace. After strolling around Lisbon with a guide, make your way north to the UNESCO-listed Porto and its nearby mountains and vineyards. Finish off in the medieval town of Évora with plenty of free time to explore the Alentejo, a vast region known for olive groves, cork production, and rustic cuisine. Read more

Map

Map of Top  Destinations to Visit in 2022: France, Costa Rica, Guatemala & Portugal
Map of Top Destinations to Visit in 2022: France, Costa Rica, Guatemala & Portugal