This was the 12 months the world (mostly) reopened for travel. It got here in matches and starts, and a 12 months that was speculated to be the 12 months of massive travel turned, for a lot of, right into a summer of staycations with rising costs and yet one more spike in Covid cases. But travel did come back, eventually, and with it a complete host of postponements, cancellations and general chaos.
After we were finally capable of get back on the market and explore, many found that travel looked just a little different, whether due to climate change, economic change or just because our own ideas of what constitutes a superb vacation had shifted in the middle of the time that we mostly stayed home.
Because the last couple of years have taught us, the power to travel is really a present, and as we plan the adventures that 2023 will hopefully hold, let’s all agree never to take it with no consideration.
On The Latest York Times Travel desk, we spent 2022 navigating the twists and turns of this 12 months together with everyone else. We dared to dream a bit, and this fall we brought back the favored column 36 Hours, after a two-year hiatus:
We brought you to the far corners of the world through spectacular photography: