This is the year the world (mostly) reopened to tourism. It comes fittingly and begins, and a year is said to be the year of big travel turn, for many, into one summer of staycation with rising costs and another spike in Covid cases. But travel has finally returned, and with it a host of postpone, cancel and general chaos.
When we were finally able to go back there and explore, many people noticed that the ride looked a little different, whether due to climate change, economic change or simply because of our idea of what constitutes a good holiday changed during the time that we were mostly at home.
As the past few years have taught us, the ability to travel is truly a gift, and as we plan adventures that hopefully take place in 2023, let’s all agree not Never take it for granted.
On the New York Times Travel desk, we spent 2022 navigating this year’s twists and turns with others. We dared to dream a little, and this fall we bring back the popular column 36 Hours, after a two-year hiatus:
We’ve taken you to the far reaches of the world through breathtaking photos: