20 fabulous family vacations for 2022
The first weekend of January, as tradition has it, is devoted to vacuuming pine needles and reading calendars at the kitchen table for the annual family vacation planning session – which this year has an extra buzz about it. The UK government on Wednesday made the rather timely announcement that pre-departure testing for arrival was to be abolished (again), making overseas travel easily accessible once again. With that, the renewed demise of the Red List and the reopening of borders near and far – well, the very realistic prospect of a truly exciting family vacation abroad this summer, whether alone or in a group, is almost too much. exciting Contemplate. The big question is: where?
The possibilities are endless. Once again, all this color and vitality, all these unfamiliar flavors and cultures that make the spirit grow. Empty red deserts and the deep blue sea; the scent of the distance; the unbridled remoteness of the islands. The heat and the dust and the remarkable encounters of African wildlife. North America, this queen of the drama of a continent, attracts with its oversized and diverse landscapes; Italy, our eternal love, proves that absence really makes the heart more affectionate.
Maybe the destination doesn’t matter so much that How? ‘Or’ What we travel and what we do when we are there. Nothing seems more precious right now than finding those unique experiences that travel can present to us, that our children can collect and cherish – experiences to make them think, give them stories to tell, teach them new things, deepen them. their understanding of our planet, and broaden their horizons, so severely restricted in recent times.
Two years is a very long time for a child. After playing it safe over the past two summers with a vacation close to home, it seems like 2022 kids, in particular, deserve something a little more fulfilling and extraordinary than a regular beach break now. that the world is open to us once again.
We will always have the Counties – but the time has come to move to distant lands, to push for adventures in the afterlife. Our return to travel must be triumphant, ambitious and responsible. A glorious reunion with this great, vast, infinitely extraordinary world.
1. Make history in Egypt
Egyptomania is back, with the remake of Kenneth Branagh’s Death in the Nile in February; and in November, precisely a century after Egyptologist Howard Carter made his way into Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings, the Grand Egyptian Museum was finally due to open in Giza. Black Tomato’s new âUnearth the Secrets of Saqqarahâ field trip goes further: teenagers (16 years and over) participate in a real archaeological excavation in the tombs of the pharaohs of the necropolis classified as World Heritage by Unesco .