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(CNN) – Come on, 2022, give us your best shot. We’re hurt and we’re battered, but We are looking forward to the golden days to come.
Here are the biggest stories from CNN Travel this week.
22 places to go in 2022
These past few years have proven that travel is a privilege, not a right, but we still have a lot for which we are thankful for our little connected planet. We’ve compiled a wish list of 22 dream destinations Around the world that inspires us – everything from national parks to remote islands and other lesser-visited places.
Ollantaytambo in Peru’s Sacred Valley, considered a refuge for the Inca The fiery waves of royalty, and flourishing Naples, the Italian birthplace Why pizza? Or if you want to go knee-deep in nature, you can try the national parks of the Congo Basin and Gabon – all turning 20 this year – or the Munga-Thiri-Simpson Desert National Park in the Australian outback.
cancellation of chaos
When the Covid Grinch wasn’t busy condemning us for eating turkey alone in our bedroom, it was bursting through airline employees and contributing to the cancellation of thousands of holiday flights around the world, especially the United States. In.
There was a lack of festive cheer on a Delta flight to Atlanta on December 23, when a woman allegedly punched another passenger, resulting in a federal assault charge.
big ben again
New Year’s celebrations in London and New York were canceled or curtailed, but at least the cities’ iconic attractions were adding to the glare of their party.
In the UK capital, where public festivities were cancelled, Big Ben tore down his scaffolding and Re-bonded after a much-needed, four-year repair project. In Manhattan, Times Square’s New Year’s Eve ball received a new cover of Irish Waterford crystal for the city’s scaled-back celebration.
In good news for Americans at home and abroad, the US National Park Service is waiving entry fees for five days at all national park sites in 2022, and the US State Department is now allowing some citizens to return to the country with expired passports. Used to be.
The Times Square ball measures 12 feet in diameter and weighs 11,875 pounds.
Europe’s travel situation has not improved
Three new destinations were added to the CDC’s highest-risk category for travel: a Mediterranean archipelago, an Eastern European country famous for its vineyards, as well as the largest country in Northern Europe.
On 29 December the operators of the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, the stable railway link between Britain and mainland Europe, warned British citizens living in the European Union that they Can no longer transit through France by road to reach their continental homes.
Livin’ La Dolce Vitas
Renderings of the new Orient Express La Dolce Vita have been revealed and as you would expect from the world’s most glamorous train company, they are excellent.
The Orient Express last passed through Italy in 1977, when the Paris-Istanbul service ended, but from 2023, a deluxe set of new 11-carriage trains will run in 14 regions and 131 of its cities as well as countries Will go beyond.
The Journey That Inspired Lonely Planet
It was the 1970s and Tony and Maureen Wheeler had a dream: to travel from London to Sydney by land, or at least as much as they could. He embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime journey that changed global travel forever.
It was the 1970s, and Tony and Maureen Wheeler had a dream: to travel from London to Sydney by land, or at least as much as they could. He embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime journey that changed global travel forever.
In Case You Missed It
A Russian and an American went on a first date on Christmas Day.
babe, are you okay? You’ve barely touched your marzipan pigs.
The island where cats outnumber humans by six to one.