Get out your calendar, because it’s time to start planning your trips for 2022! This list boasts a diverse selection of excellent travel destinations from across the world. No matter what kind of trip you’re looking for, you’ll find inspiration here.
Outside Online ~ ” Sunshine Coast, Desolation Sound, British Columbia
For a totally immersive experience of Indigenous culture, spend a few nights on a remote stretch of Canada’s Pacific coast at Klahoose Wilderness Resort. Located on the First Nation tribe’s territory, under the shadow of the Coast Mountains near Toba Inlet, the area is one of the province’s best destinations for viewing grizzly bears. Accessible only by boat, the lodge feels worlds away from Vancouver, which is roughly 100 miles south as the crow flies. The major difference between Klahoose and most other B.C. wilderness lodges is that its activities—from sea kayaking to bear viewing to rainforest hikes—are guided by Klahoose First Nations members, who share their deep knowledge of the region and traditional teachings with clients. In 2020, the small tribe (there are 400 members, most of whom still live in the nearby village of Squirrel Cove) purchased the property, formerly known as Homfray Lodge, and updated the rooms with tribal artwork and other Native touches. At the end of a day exploring, jump off the resort’s dock into the warmest water north of Mexico—at times as high as 75 degrees—the effect of a shallow convergence of seas and tides within the sound.
Self-care is the heart and soul of Wild Rice, a retreat center on the south shore of Lake Superior near the sailing and kayaking haven of Bayfield. Everything about the place is healing, from the Scandinavian-style buildings to the locally sourced meals provided by on-site restaurant Novo. Wild Rice founder Heidi Zimmer designed the daily programming to focus on three pillars: expression, movement, and nourishment. Check out a course called ‘Tracking Wonder: the Art and Science of Creative Living,’ try out a writing or arts week, or sign up for a meditation and yoga retreat. Each day Novo delivers provision baskets, so you can enjoy an en suite breakfast or a picnic lunch along the shore of the world’s largest freshwater lake. All rooms—two-person Rice Pods, four-person Nests, and family-size Tree Houses—are warm, light-filled spaces that have perfectly framed views of the surrounding forest.
Phu Yen Province, South Central Vietnam
There’s something about hotelier Arnaud Zannier’s properties that feels straight out of a fever dream, from the views of the Namibian veld at the oasis-like Omaanda to the collection of stilted villas at Phum Baitang, near Angkor Wat, that were inspired by traditional Cambodian rice-farming homes. His latest project, Bai San Ho, has 71 villas overlooking a remote coral-filled bay in Vietnam’s Phu Yen province. Each room exhibits his signature attention to detail: quirky local artifacts, beautiful rattan furniture, and earthy colors and textures. Go on a bike ride through fishing villages, paddleboard or kayak the coastline, or explore the nearby islands.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
The new Kruger Shalati hotel seems suspended in time above the Sabie River in Kruger National Park, the largest and most biodiverse game reserve in South Africa. This one-of-a-kind, 24-room luxury property is built into a refurbished 1920s steam train, located at the exact spot on the Selati Bridge where the locomotive that transported the park’s first guests stopped overnight 100 years ago. In addition to historical charm, rooms have exquisite views of the riverbed below, which is a gathering spot for birds and wildlife, including crocodiles, hippos, buffalo, and elephants. To get even closer, take the two daily game drives into the depths of the park. Escape the heat with a dip into Shalati’s pool, which hangs cantilevered in midair, or order a frozen cocktail in the bar car.” ~ Outside Online
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**Please note: Due to the impact of COVID-19 on travel, we encourage people to always plan trips in accordance with the guidance provided by government and health officials.