It’s been two long years since the global pandemic abruptly closed borders around the world. As the world reopens, it’s exciting to consider traveling again — whether it’s jetsetting around the globe or road tripping to a nearby city. Travel offers so many benefits; from visiting new places, meeting new people, and experiencing new cultures, to providing a break from your routines and responsibilities, it’s invigorating. And although traveling does require some form of financial investment, you can tailor your travel plans to fit any budget these days and find unique experiences along the way!
Before you start your planning, it’s important to stay up to date with the ways travel has changed over the past few years. As part of your research, planning, and preparation, make sure you check into specific travel warnings, COVID-19 testing requirements and restrictions, visa requirements, and other guidelines that vary by country. In the U.S., you can visit the CDC for pandemic-related travel warnings.
If you’re ready to start traveling again, it’s time to start planning your trip from transportation, hotel or Airbnb, tours, and meals. The planning phase of travel is often a fun activity in its own right. Whether you have a specific destination in mind or are starting from scratch, researching new places to travel offers you a glimpse into new and exciting worlds! Most people start by researching destinations online, reading travel magazines, speaking with friends, and scouring review sites. Social media is another great avenue to explore a destination, check out visitors’ photos, and dig a little deeper into the many activities, restaurants, and overnight accommodations in a potential travel spot.
Issuu is also a fantastic place to explore beautiful digital travel content that will fuel your wanderlust. From digital magazines, hotel brochures, tourism guides, destination maps, and more, the extensive travel content library on Issuu makes for hours and hours of fruitful research – or just daydreaming.
To help you kick start your travel planning and the content around it, we curated our own list of top travel ideas and destinations for 2022 and beyond. From the Maldives to Scotland, a wildlife safari, and more, we’ve got ideas and publications that suit every travel style and budget, ranging from major cities to destinations off the beaten path.
Start your planning by exploring the recent “World Travel Award Winners” from Best in Travel. This Issuu-published digital magazine is for the luxury traveler and was created by the team behind the World Travel Awards, an organization tasked with scouring the globe in search of the ultimate luxury travel experiences. The 2021 winners have recently been unveiled in each of the award categories including the Maldives, which cemented its reputation as the definitive secluded sanctuary to win ‘World’s Leading Destination’ for the second time. Portugal also received two impressive nods, with Madeira voted ‘World’s Leading Island Destination’ and The Algarve picking up ‘World’s Leading Beach Destination,’ whilst Armenia was named the ‘World’s Leading Heritage Destination.’ Check out all of the categories and destination winners in this edition of Best in Travel and you’ll be planning your next trip before you know it.
For a memorable city destination, consider Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city which is ready for visitors this spring and summer with sunshine, longer days, and life returning to normal. Use this multi-media city guide by Downtown CityMaps & Guides to turn your phone into a personal trip planner. Explore Edinburgh right from your palm and get tips on the most popular things to do during your visit. From the best attractions and tours to top restaurants and nightlife, as well as ideas for easy day trips by train or bus, this guide has it all. Search for specific activity locations and venues using the live links, view inspiring videos, and book reservations directly from your phone. A Scottish welcome awaits you in Edinburgh in 2022!
Our next travel idea — National Geographic Expeditions — grew from National Geographic’s rich 134-year history of sending explorers across continents and into remote cultures, down to the oceans’ depths, and up the highest mountains in an effort to better understand the world and our relationship to it. National Geographic Expeditions invites others to explore, encounter the wonders of the world up close and in-depth, and be transformed by the experience. When you book a National Geographic Expedition for your vacation, you gain access to knowledgable people and fascinating places all over the globe. You’ll end the trip feeling enriched by the National Geographic experts and guides, as well as the local experts you will meet along the way.
Booking a trip also helps further the work of the National Geographic Society. Every year, a portion of their proceeds goes directly to the National Geographic Society, a global nonprofit that invests in an international community of explorers such as leading scientists, educators, storytellers, conservationists, technologists, and more. These changemakers explore the critical challenges of our time, seek new knowledge, advance innovative solutions, and inspire positive change. With dozens of unique and engaging trips to choose from, including wildlife safaris and expedition cruises to photography expeditions and family trips, a National Geographic Expedition is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Adventure awaits.
Not ready for air travel yet or looking for a scenic journey to your final destination? Amtrak Rail Vacations in the U.S. and Canada are all about the journey — and the destination. You’ll be amazed by the spirit and scenery of America when you travel along iconic train routes to some of the country's most popular destinations. Start your vacation from any of the 500+ Amtrak train stations, whether you’re exploring national parks, traveling coast to coast, or even combining the best of land and sea with the Alaska Rail and Sail vacation. All aboard!
This final publication is for those who are looking to set off on the open road. Check out Advanture, the new digital magazine that celebrates the fast-growing van life culture. Purchase the first full-production issue right here on Issuu, and enjoy inspiring stories from the road of those who love to explore and have adventures. Stories include a look at a very rare Volkswagen T3 Doka restoration and an inside glimpe with Vanlifer Ben who wanted a home on wheels in both the U.S. and Europe. Make sure you check out the new section “Old Timers,” which takes a look at vanlife stories dating back to the ’60s.
Start planning your next travel adventure right here on Issuu. From these top 5 travel ideas for 2022 to all the exciting travel content you can find in our library, travel planning has never been easier! As the home to beautiful travel content – from destinations, hotels and resorts, and tourism companies all over the world – you can browse a plethora of magazines, hotel brochures, city guides, and so much more on Issuu.
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