The checklist was compiled by its worldwide community of correspondents and contributors, and, says TIME in an announcement, “with an eye toward those offering new and exciting experiences.”
The 50 locations to make the reduce embody each basic big-hitters and less-explored spots, however what unites them is them that they’re “thriving, growing and changing,” says TIME, “charting a path to economic recovery” and “investing in sustainability.”
In the United States, TIME is recommending the hip West Coast facilities of Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco, the Florida coastal cool of Miami, and Michigan’s “Comeback City” Detroit. The winter snowboarding vacation spot Park City, Utah, additionally will get a nod.
The ever-popular seashore locations of Jamaica and Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit additionally make the 2022 checklist.
The metropolis of Salta, in Argentina’s mountainous northwest, and the village of El Chaltén, in the nation’s Los Glaciares National Park, caught TIME’s eye this yr.
Chile’s Rapa Nui — higher often called Easter Island — and Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands are two volcanic wonders to have made the checklist.
The buzzing metropolises of Bogotá, Colombia, and São Paulo, Brazil, are two extra of TIME’s city suggestions.
In Britain, the bucolic charms of the English county of Devon and the city of Portree, on the Scottish Isle of Skye, get the thumbs up this yr.
The Western European cities of Marseilles (France), Copenhagen (Denmark), Skellefteå (Sweden) and València (Spain) all obtain a nod.
Then there’s the Italian area of Calabria, the traditional Greek metropolis of Thessaloniki, the Portuguese area of Alentejo and the archipelago of Madeira.
The little Czech ski resort of Dolni Morava and the Lithuanian fortress metropolis of Kaunas make the checklist, as does the historic splendor of Turkish capital Istanbul.
India’s Kerala and Ahmedabad are among the many Asian suggestions, as are the Japanese islands of Setouchi and Kyushu.
The South Korean capital of Seoul is a prime tip, as is the Indonesian province of Bali and the central Philippines island of Boracay.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the port metropolis of Fremantle each get nods, as does New Zealand’s Queenstown, a hub for journey sports activities on South Island.
Finally, Bhutan’s Trans-Bhutan Trail and the historic Silk Roads of Uzbekistan are among the much less traveled floor in this yr’s picks.
Qatar and its capital Doha have everybody’s consideration this yr, due to internet hosting the 2022 World Cup this December, whereas the rising journey ports vacation spot of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates additionally made the reduce.
The Kenyan capital of Nairobi and the Rwandan capital of Kigali are TIME’s city picks from Africa. South Africa’s Franschhoek, identified for its wineries, and Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park are additionally advisable.
Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park is the ultimate choice from the continent.
The nice past
For probably the most intrepid of vacationers, TIME’s 2022 picks additionally embody the Arctic polar area and the International Space Station, which simply makes the checklist standards by being in low Earth orbit.
Top picture: The bell tower in the city of Ponta do Sol, Madeira (Francisco Correia/Courtesy Visit Madeira)