With the opening of borders around the world, a whole world of opportunities opens up for travellers. Whether you’ve been staying at home or travelling across continents, 2022 offers a unique set of opportunities to experience a to-do list adventure—or two! – in places that, after almost two years of neglect, are looking forward to foreign guests. Opportunity blossoms with change, so what are you waiting for?
If ever there was a time to make the most of your vacation, now is the time. Read on and discover five tips to make 2022 your best travel year.
Plan your travel
With so many different and exciting possibilities for great travel experiences, it can be overwhelming to narrow down what you want to do and where you want to go.
There are also tours that combine hiking, biking, and water sports like rafting or kayaking, so you can experience it all. Are you a history buff? There are some great tours that are active but provide a deeper dive into fascinating historical culture and events. Are you a food and wine lover? Choose tours that include incredible food and wine tastings!
With so many options, don’t settle for anything that doesn’t seem PERFECT to you. Great travel planning resources include blogs, travel guides, and top 10 lists.
The pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented backlog of travel demand, so if there was ever a time to book early, this is it. Especially if you’re planning to travel inland (for example, to any of our fantastic national parks or regions known for fantastic outdoor adventure opportunities), plan to sell out quickly for hotels and tour operators. Luckily, airlines and travel companies offer unprecedented flexibility in their booking policies, meaning that in many cases booking in advance is a benefit for all travellers.
The earlier you book, the more options you have and less financial risk than ever. Plan ahead, then sit back and count the days until you embark on an epic adventure.
Explore your self
Life is to be lived, and you can’t leave your bank account with you. So try to take advantage of the holiday supply because now is the time to go big!
And with the opportunity to find extraordinarily uncrowded famous places next year, there’s never been a better time to jump to a bucket list item – or two! – from your list.
If you’re like many of us, you can’t wait to reunite with family and friends you haven’t seen in a while. And maybe you want to expand your social circle and start building new relationships!
Travelling is an incredible opportunity to do both. When you leave your routine behind and go on a trip, you not only create opportunities for meaningful communication with loved ones who accompany you on your trip but also open yourself up to new acquaintances who probably share the same passions as you, new horizons, new experiences and new perspectives. The bonds we build and the friendships we start while travelling are often some of the most memorable and impressive of our lives.
Keep this in mind when choosing where you want to go and with whom you want to travel within 2022. Whether it’s a multi-generational family trip, a private adventure with old friends, or travelling alone, there are many exciting adventures waiting for you.
Opportunities and choosing the right travel partner will elevate your vacation in style.
One thing we’ve all learned over the past few years is the value of fresh air, open space, off-the-beaten-track trails and bike paths. Who knows, maybe you will find that small independent travel has a special intimacy and richness that your previous travels lack! That’s what we believe in at Backroads, and we’ve been pioneering this type of travel for the past 4 years.