My Favourite New Locations of 2022

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2022 was a superb yr of journey. After taking the primary steps again into post-pandemic journey in 2021, 2022 was about attaining long-held goals.

The most important dream was to go to my two remaining areas in Italy — Calabria and Sardinia, which I did in Might and June, respectively.

Does that imply I’m achieved with Italy? Please, it’s me! I’ve a ton of Italy journeys forward of me. And a part of me now needs to see if I can go to each province in Italy (most areas have round 3-5 provinces…)

I really feel like this yr was total a bit quiet in comparison with the previous. Pre-pandemic previous, not less than. Then once more, I really feel like there was an extended stretch of massive journeys with way-too-short breaks in between, from June by October. As soon as that was over, I felt like I used to be able to sleep for a month!

Lesson realized — don’t plan a whole summer time of journeys with solely 5-10 day breaks in between! Late thirties Kate can’t deal with that anymore!

However I’m feeling good about it. And extremely grateful for the privilege of touring the world.

Let’s dive into my favourite new locations of 2022.

Kate standing in front of a craggy green mountain in Iceland. She wears a pink jacket and has her hands in her pockets, grinning.
Someplace in Southeast Iceland.

So what made the record of my favourite new locations of 2021?

In 2012, I selected locations like Iceland, Montenegro, and South Africa.

In 2013, I selected locations like Japan, Berlin, and the Scottish Highlands.

In 2014, I selected locations like Sri Lanka, New Orleans, and Skellig Michael, Eire.

In 2015, I selected locations like Nicaragua, Albania, and Chicago.

In 2016, I selected locations like Puerto Rico, Alsace, and Western Australia.

In 2017, I selected locations like Ukraine, the Florida Keys, and St. Petersburg, Russia.

In 2018, I selected locations like Antarctica, Hokkaido, and St. Croix.

In 2019, I selected locations like Newfoundland, Georgia, and Lake Orta, Italy.

In 2020, I selected locations like Mexico Metropolis; Viñales, Cuba; and Vis, Croatia.

In 2021, I selected locations just like the Aeolian Islands, the Berkshires, and Valle d’Aosta, Italy.

As standard, I’m solely together with locations that I visited for the primary time in 2022 — in order that excludes locations that I’ve visited previous to this yr, together with Sayulita, Lisbon, and the South Coast of Iceland. One exception: the Second Time Round award.

Right here they’re: my favourite new locations of 2022!

People sitting outside a cafe in an alley, as the sun begins to go down.
I like discovering surprises in Naples’s again streets.

Naples, Italy

In any case this time, I lastly made it to Naples. How did it take so lengthy, so many journeys to Italy, earlier than I ended up right here?!

Nicely, it was so value it. Naples is my #1 favourite vacation spot of 2022. And that’s not all — Naples is now one in all my favourite locations in Italy, and I believe Naples and Bologna are my two favourite cities within the nation total.

My favourite factor about Naples is how unpretentious it’s. Locals love who they’re and don’t see the necessity to cater to vacationers. In the event you come right here, you might be anticipated to evolve to their lifestyle — they gained’t be bending over backwards to make you extra “snug.” And sure, this metropolis can typically be a bit ramshackle, even within the fancy neighborhoods — however that provides to the appeal.

After which there’s the meals. In the event you get pleasure from pizza within the least, you MUST make a pilgrimage to Naples as soon as in your lifetime. I like pizza below strange circumstances, and I used to be completely obsessive about the pizza we had there!! It actually stands head and shoulders above something you’ve had. And that’s earlier than you add the seafood and excellent desserts.

If I have been to convey anybody message about Naples, it could be to not be afraid of it. Lots of the Naples stereotypes are primarily based on town within the 90s or earlier; it’s not the identical place at present. Come for not less than two full days and luxuriate in your self. Hope you’re able to eat every part in sight.

The view of Naples from above, colorful roofs and buildings receding into the distance.
The view of Naples from the Vomero neighborhood.
Kate grins while holding her hands over a giant Neapolitan pizza.
My first actual Neapolitan pizza at Da Michele!
A street market on a pizza surrounded by pink and yellow buildings and palm trees. Multiple tables selling piles of books.
One in all Naples’ many avenue markets.

How you can get to Naples: Naples has a particularly well-connected airport with plentiful flights throughout Europe. It’s additionally a significant prepare hub in Italy with tons of quick trains from Rome and past (however good luck discovering a quick prepare additional south).

Greatest issues to do in Naples: Eat all of the pizza you may (particularly from Da Michele and Sorbillo in case you get the possibility), discover the underground tunnels of town, take the metro to Vomero for views of town, have a elaborate dessert at Cafe Gambrinus (ideally a delizia al limone cake), wander the Through dei Precepi with all of the nativity units, take a day journey to Procida or Pompeii or the Amalfi Coast.

Learn extra: I wrote a bit about Naples in my April 2022 recap.

A view of Guanajuato from above, an endless landscape of brightly painted square houses (and a yellow and red cathedral) leading up into the mountains.
Take the funicular in Guanajuato for the last word view of town.

Guanajuato, Mexico

In the event you’re a Mexico fan however haven’t been to Guanajuato but — you must drop every part and go. I’m critical. Guanajuato has grow to be one in all my favourite locations in Mexico (together with Bacalar, Mexico Metropolis, Mérida, and Oaxaca).

You may know that Guanajuato is famously colourful, with almost neon shades dominating the panorama. Chances are you’ll know that Diego Rivera is from right here, or that town has curving alleyways and an extended record of museums. However it’s far more than that. Guanajuato is about music and tales filling the air.

Like Naples, Guanajuato isn’t a metropolis that caters to you — to foreigners, not less than. It’s an enormously well-liked metropolis for Mexicans, however that’s primarily it. Little or no English is spoken — so little that it took me aback! However that’s what I cherished about Guanajuato. I needed to work tougher to know and be understood right here.

The #1 exercise to do in Guanajuato is the callejeonada, an expertise the place a roving band of musicians takes you on a tour of town, stopping to sing, dance, and play music alongside the way in which. It’s completely in Spanish, however don’t let that cease you in case you don’t communicate it! It’s goofy and enjoyable and SO celebratory!

(I’m nonetheless dumbfounded that so many bloggers’ posts about Guanajuato don’t even point out the callejeonada. Actually everybody on the road always tries to promote you tickets!! Had been they too afraid to go?!) Consequently, this place remains to be a little bit of a hidden gem for foreigners.

A cobblestone square covered with several cafe tables surrounded by colorful buildings. A violinist plays to the people.
One in all Guanajuato’s colourful squares, a violinist enjoying to the cafe clients.
A big pan where a woman cooks fresh corn tortillas.
Recent tortillas removed from the vacationers in a neighborhood neighborhood.
Crowds of people standing on a narrow staircase in the dark as musicians play at the top.
Everybody clusters onto slender pathways to listen to the callejeonada musicians!

How you can get to Guanajuato: Guanajuato is a well-liked metropolis for Mexicans to go to and there are flight connections all around the nation. You can too take the bus from San Miguel de Allende (90 minutes) or Mexico Metropolis (just below 5 hours).

Greatest issues to do in Guanajuato: Go on the callejeonada strolling tour by town with the musicians, discover the colourful streets, take the funicular as much as one of the best view on the town, go to the Alley of the Kiss and try a smooch throughout the balconies, go to Diego Rivera’s home, go on a meals and tradition tour, go wine tasting or mountain climbing within the surrounding hills.

Learn extra: 35 Enjoyable Issues to Do in Guanajuato, Mexico

Giant seaside cliffs lit up at sunset in shades of yellow, red, and orange.
The Aquinnah cliffs, my favourite place for sundown in Martha’s Winery.

Martha’s Winery

FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY, it occurred!! As a Massachusetts native, I’ve been joking on this put up for years that MAYBE the upcoming yr would be the yr I lastly make it to Martha’s Winery and Nantucket. Nicely, my sister’s Cape Cod marriage ceremony gave me the right alternative!

Late September, it seems, was the right time to go. It was improbable — and remarkably empty. In the course of the days, we had denim jacket climate and have been typically the one folks on seashores!

The Winery is SO fairly, and I cherished the sensation of calm that settled over me for my whole go to. I cherished the lengthy drives by farmland, the walks by fairly cities like Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, attending to know Winery Haven extra deeply, and taking the teeny-tiny Chappy Ferry, which seems prefer it’s going to fall into the ocean!

We stayed on the Nobnocket Inn in Winery Haven, a beautiful upscale mattress and breakfast that was my favourite place the place I stayed in 2022.

General, I actually cherished my time right here — and now I’m curious to see how Nantucket compares!

A small house covered with weathered gray shutters and a sign topped with the outline of a black dog.
The Black Canine in Winery Haven, an island legend.
Kate stands on a sandy beach in Martha's Vineyard. She wears a long leopard print skirt, denim jacket, and sunglasses and holds her hair back while looking at the large waves.
Having fun with South Seashore (Katama Seashore) and its large waves.
A teeny tiny ferry that can only fit three cars and sits flat on the water, heading for a grassy green island.
The teeny tiny Chappy Ferry.

How you can get to Martha’s Winery: There’s an airport on the island, with flights to locations across the Northeast in excessive season, however it’s also possible to take the automobile ferry from Woods Gap, Massachusetts. It takes about 45 minutes.

Greatest issues to do in Martha’s Winery: Wander the Victorian properties of Oak Bluffs, spend sundown on the Aquinnah Cliffs, go to the small farms promoting produce throughout the island, buy groceries in fairly Edgartown, lease a motorbike and discover, go to the Martha’s Winery Museum in Winery Haven, take the tiny Chappy Ferry to Chappaquiddick Island, discover your private favourite seashore on the island.

Learn extra: A Information to Winery Haven, Massachusetts

An Italian seaside town with a black sand beach with bright blue water, and a long row of pastel-colored houses on shore.
Camogli, my favourite city on the Italian Riviera.

Italian Riviera

What’s the Italian Riviera, precisely? It’s the shoreline within the area of Liguria, which extends from the French border to Tuscany.

I had technically been right here earlier than — after an alcohol-drenched weekend in Good throughout my semester overseas. My mates and I mainly crashed on the seashore in Santa Margherita Ligure and didn’t transfer till it was time for our bus to depart. Yeah, that’s why I don’t depend it as a go to.

Charlie and I have been by no means large Liguria followers — however now it could be our favourite stretch of the seaside in Italy. Actually attractive seashores with vibrant blue water, and tons of cities with their very own personalities. And plenty of pesto and focaccia.

So what have been my favourite spots on the Italian Riviera? I actually cherished Camogli, a city with an attractive seashore that’s extra well-liked with Italians than worldwide vacationers. We stayed in Rapallo, which was a bit of bit on the grungy facet however I actually cherished the vibe. And whereas Cinque Terre is known, the “sixth city” of Portovenere was a beautiful shock.

I can’t wait to get again to Genoa particularly. We didn’t have lengthy to discover, however I used to be already enchanted by the darkish, slender alleys and enjoyable wine bars within the previous city. And so they even have their very own colourful stretches of seashores!

An overview of a city, with people walking on a piazza beneath a highway, lots of buildings tucked into the hills in the distance.
Genoa was filled with surprises and I can’t wait to return.
Kate takes a smiling sunglasses selfie in front of narrow colorful buildings in front of a tiny harbor.
I loved the view in Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre.
A small Italian seaside village with. big boats clustered in the harbor.
Portofino, land of the wealthy and well-known.

How you can get to the Italian Riviera: There are very restricted flights to Genoa, however you’ll have a neater time discovering a flight to Milan or Pisa and touring across the area by automobile or prepare. Prepare strains join lots of the cities alongside the coast.

Greatest issues to do within the Italian Riviera: Spend a day idling by the seashore in Camogli, try the flamboyant boutiques and cafes in Portofino, have a enjoyable aperitif with plenty of cocktails and appetizers in Rapallo, spend a day exploring Cinque Terre and Portovenere, take a ship to San Fruttuoso, wander previous city Genoa’s slender streets, go to Genoa’s colourful native seashore of Boccadasse.

Learn extra: I wrote a bit in regards to the Italian Riviera in my June 2022 recap.

A dreamy landscape of jagged green mountains and hills, tents tucked into nooks in the landscape.
Think about waking as much as this within the Westman Islands!

Westman Islands, Iceland

The Westman Islands are among the finest doable detours you may take from Iceland’s Ring Street. This tiny archipelago is only a 30-minute boat experience off the south coast, and it’s completely magical.

In 1973, Eldfell volcano on Heimaey Island erupted, and it has since been the defining occasion that also reverberates at present. The island evacuated to the mainland (one islander died from fumes; whereas tragic, it’s a downright miracle that everybody else survived).

You may study this on the Eldheimar Museum, or simply chat with islanders. Everybody has a narrative — like our RIB boat information who advised us her grandfather didn’t wish to evacuate with out his entrance door for some cause, so he took it off the hinges and introduced it on the boat!

Amanda and I spent about 24 hours right here and we bought to do nearly every part we needed to besides climb the volcano: a RIB boat tour, the museum, puffin-spotting, cocktails, the legendary swimming pool. I’d advocate spending one to 2 nights when you’ve got the time. That is most likely essentially the most stunning place I’ve woken up in Iceland.

A view of a small town sprawling out, tall craggy green mountains behind it.
Heimaey Island, with lava from the 1973 eruption within the foreground.
Kate taking a selfie in front of an ornate all-black wooden church.
In entrance of Heimaey’s black Norwegian church.
A giant gray rock shaped like an elephant plonking its trunk into the water.
Elephant Rock — it matches each in form and texture!

How you can get to the Westman Islands: There’s a ferry from the South Coast city of Landeyjahöfn, near Seljalandsfoss waterfall, to Heimaey Island within the Westman Islands. The ferry takes simply 35 minutes and I like to recommend bringing your automobile. There are additionally expensive flights from Reykjavík.

Greatest issues to do within the Westman Islands: Take a RIB boat tour across the islands (and I like to recommend springing for the two-hour model — we wished we had achieved that), climb Eldfell mountain, go to the wonderful Eldheimar museum, go puffin-watching on the puffin lookouts, have funky cocktails at Gott restaurant, go to Skansinn and the black church, go to the native swimming pool and luxuriate in its trampoline water slide, keep in a hobbit home or small A-frame at Tenting & Glamping.

Learn extra: I wrote a bit in regards to the Westman Islands in my August 2022 recap.

A church built on top of a small rocky outcropping in the sea.
Tropea’s Santa Maria dell’Isola, perched on the tiny island!

Tropea, Italy

Tropea is what folks assume the Amalfi Coast is. Are you on the lookout for a wonderful metropolis constructed on cliffs, main all the way down to lengthy, golden seashores with swimming climate from Might by October? You get all that in Tropea — and the seashores are one million occasions higher, and it prices exponentially lower than Positano.

Calabria is one in all Italy’s poorer areas, and a little bit of a tough place to journey (you’ll hear extra about that in my upcoming “worst of the yr” put up). However Tropea is positioned alongside the area’s extra developed Tyrrhenian coast, and it’s grow to be the tourism jewel of the nation: all cliffs and blue water and monasteries springing out of islands on the ocean.

Tropea is all in regards to the onions — massive, purple, shockingly candy bulbs that go along with nearly every part. One in all our favourite issues to do was occurring an onion tour at a small farm and sampling the onions in all types of dishes. (You can too get onion ice cream in Tropea. Yeah, don’t advocate that one!)

It’s additionally value noting that many, many Italian-Individuals have roots in Calabria. Tropea is one of the best cause to return discover your heritage!

A group of teenage boys gathered on the beach in Tropea, a tall cliff behind them.
That is an really good seashore.
Kate standing in an onion field in a casual burgundy dress, holding up an onion and grinning with triumph.
I picked my very own Tropea onion!
Dark streets in an Italian old town at night, a bike parked in front of a restaurant.
I like getting misplaced in Tropea’s streets at evening.

How you can get to Tropea: Attending to Tropea is a bit trickier than standard as a result of you must fly to the airport of Lamezia Terme, which has restricted connections, then both drive, take a taxi, or take the prepare to Tropea (one hour driving, two hours by prepare). It’ll most likely make most sense so that you can join in Milan.

Greatest issues to do in Tropea: Go on an onion tasting expertise to pattern the native produce, go to the island topped with the church of Santa Maria dell’Isola, loosen up on the stunning seashores, wander the streets of the previous city, attempt a tartufo ice cream, take a ship journey out to Capo Vaticano, go to Pizzo or Scilla for the afternoon.

Learn extra: Tropea, Italy: A spectacularly located seashore city

A beach lined with tall white apartment buildings and palm trees, lots of people playing in the water.
Puerto Vallarta, as seen from Los Muertos pier.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

In fact Puerto Vallarta is on right here! Charlie and I spent a part of the winter residing right here! (Wow, it feels endlessly in the past.) In some methods, Puerto Vallarta is the right place to spend the winter — superb climate, good metropolis life, each busy and quiet seashores, tremendous simple to get to.

It’s completely attractive right here — seashores surrounded by blue mountains in each path. And the Bay of Banderas is residence to so many whales, you see them with out even making a lot of an effort!

There’s tons to do round right here, too. Strolling the malecón, the trail alongside the water, is one of the best ways to punctuate your day. Boat journeys to the encircling seashores or hikes alongside the shoreline are nice methods to spend the weekends.

I’ll say that Charlie and I want we had deliberate our journey a bit in another way — notably, stayed within the Versalles neighborhood as a substitute of the Zona Romantica. Whereas the Zona Romantica is the middle of every part occurring, from excursions to nightlife, we felt like we have been residing in everybody’s trip spot. Versalles was less expensive and quieter with higher eating places.

A wide sidewalk lined with palm trees next to a beach.
Strolling the malecón is a every day custom.
Kate and a group of friends all wearing orange lifejackets and sunglasses, out on the water in Mexico.
Heading out to the Marieta Islands for the day!
A restaurant table overlooking the beach. On the table are three tostadas and two bottles of beer.
We ate at this beachside restaurant MANY occasions.

How you can get to Puerto Vallarta: Puerto Vallarta is well-connected by air with direct flights throughout North America.

Greatest issues to do in Puerto Vallarta: Hike the path from Boca de Tomatlan throughout a number of seashores to to Playa Las Animas, go restaurant-hopping within the Versalles neighborhood, have margaritas and guacamole on the seashore day-after-day, go to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, have a correct get together evening out within the Zona Romantica, go to the Hidden Seashore within the Marieta Islands, take a day journey to Yelapa and spot whales on the way in which.

Learn extra: I wrote a bit about Puerto Vallarta in my January 2022 recap.

A rocky coastline surrounding bright, clear, teal-blue water.
Capo Testa, close to Santa Teresa, residence to superb shoreline.

Northern Sardinia

Sardinia was our twentieth and last area to go to in Italy — so we knew this needed to be a particular journey. Sardinia can also be an infinite island; you may’t do all of Sardinia in two weeks except you’re racing round nonstop.

So we determined to focus on simply the north — and what an awesome choice that was. From the Costa Smeralda to La Maddalena, from Alghero to Stintino, from San Teodoro to Santa Teresa, this a part of Sardinia is residence to a number of the most stunning shoreline in Europe.

Right here you may eat some fascinating dishes you gained’t discover elsewhere in Italy (like culurgiones, pasta shells filled with minty potato filling and topped with tomato sauce and olives). It’s a improbable place to street journey. And the seashores right here? SPECTACULAR.

I’ll say that Sardinia may need been a LITTLE too beach-oriented for us. There wasn’t a lot else to do; even throughout the hottest a part of the day, museums would shut too! However if you wish to go all in on seashores, that is the place for you. Sardinia is the rationale why Italians don’t go to the Caribbean a lot.

A long expanse of clear, pale aquamarine water.
The water is ridiculously clear at La Pelosa, Sardinia’s most well-known seashore.
Kate standing on the front of a sailboat, wearing a black and white bathing suit and a pink sarong as a skirt. Behind her is bright blue water and some rocky cliffs.
I cherished our crusing day in Alghero!
A cup with white and purple ice cream sitting on a table overlooking the calm blue water.
Harry Potter-themed gelato in Alghero.

How you can get to Northern Sardinia: Olbia is the principle air hub, although there are some flights to Alghero. You can too take the ferry, like we did! We took an in a single day ferry from Genoa to Olbia, which was a enjoyable expertise, and it allowed us to carry our automobile and save a ton of cash on automobile rental.

Greatest issues to do in Northern Sardinia: Take a crusing journey off the coast of Alghero for the day, wander Alghero’s Spanish-flavored streets after the solar goes down, go to the well-known seashore of La Pelosa and Asinara Island, keep at an agriturismo and eat till you’re stuffed past measure, discover the islands of Molara and Tavolara, go to the colourful city of Bosa, marvel on the improbable clear blue water in Santa Teresa or San Teodoro.

Learn extra: I wrote a bit about Sardinia in my June 2022 and July 2022 recaps.

A canal lined with stately white and brown German buildings.
A typical grey day in Hamburg, the Ephilharmonie behind conventional buildings.

Second Time Round Award: Hamburg, Germany

I first visited Hamburg in 2014 — a harried, rushed, and low-budget expertise that left rather a lot to be desired. Don’t get me incorrect, I loved Hamburg then. However it was nothing in comparison with my 2022 go to.

I returned to Hamburg for Traverse’s Reboot convention: an occasion targeted on wellness, creativity, and productiveness for journey content material creators, and my first convention since COVID started. They placed on so many enjoyable occasions across the metropolis, from a curler disco to a Beatles tour!

And I actually love Hamburg. It concurrently has a really fashionable really feel and a heat, bohemian ethos. It’s so nicely linked by public transportation and simple to get round. And it’s positively a metropolis of neighborhoods, every with their very own persona, which I actually love.

And Miniatur Wunderland was SUCH a delight!! That is one in all Germany’s most well-known points of interest, with miniature fashions of places all around the world, intricately constructed. You may spend hours and hours there, wanting on the tiny particulars of Alpine lakes, Venice, and Rio de Janeiro, to call just a few.

I’ve since discovered that Hamburg has a pageant in August the place everybody attire up as birds. I must go.

Bikes parked on a sidewalk on a blue sky day in an urban Hamburg neighborhood.
I cherished the bohemian St. Pauli neighborhood.
Kate and a group of friends taking a selfie in front of a ferris wheel.
Enjoyable occasions with mates on the Hamburg Dom.
A miniature set of a carnival scene, complete with crowds in front of rides.
An extremely detailed carnival scene at Miniatur Wunderland.

How you can get to Hamburg: There are price range flights to Hamburg from throughout Europe. It’s additionally well-connected by prepare: two hours from Berlin, 4 and a half hours from Copenhagen, 5 hours from Amsterdam, and 6 and a half hours from Prague, which I loved enormously!

Greatest issues to do in Hamburg: Spend just a few hours marveling over the unbelievable world scenes at Miniatur Wunderland, take in the environment or go on a Beatles tour in St. Pauli, have a enjoyable evening out on the Reeperbahn, go to a curler disco with the Curler Skate Van, take a canal cruise across the metropolis, admire the Notting Hill-esque neighborhood of Winterhude.

Learn extra: I wrote a bit about Hamburg in my April 2022 recap.

A large piazza surrounded by sand-colored buildings in Palermo, mountains in the distance.
Heading to Palermo in 2023! Through Michele Bitetto on Unsplash.

The place I Hope to Go in 2023

I haven’t visited a brand new nation since Cuba, within the final days of 2019. That feels actually bizarre. One cause is as a result of I’ve already been to each nation in Europe, and I haven’t been gung-ho for going additional than that or North America these days. However I hope I journey additional afield in 2023.

First off — 2023 is the yr Charlie and I are getting married! We’re having a Prague marriage ceremony in Might and a Boston marriage ceremony in July. So a number of our vitality (and let’s be sincere, cash) goes to be spent on that reasonably than plenty of journey. Within the first half of the yr I believe we’ll solely be occurring quick getaways inside Europe. However who is aware of? Something’s doable!

We’ve already booked our “winter escape” for February — western Sicily! We’ll be working from an house in Palermo for per week, then spend just a few days staying at an agriturismo and driving across the west. I’ve solely been to japanese Sicily, so this might be new territory.

We’re saving our honeymoon for December 2023, as that’s a time after we can extra simply go off-grid work-wise. After going by our standards — a brand new nation for us each, good climate in December, good luxurious lodges, rather more than simply seashores, beautiful surroundings (for me), a wine scene (for him) — we’re leaning towards Chile.

I’ve been hoarding all my factors towards the honeymoon (with the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Capital One Enterprise X) so we are able to get enterprise class reward flights.

What a few mini-moon in the summertime? Yep, we’ll try this. However truthfully, in any case the marriage craziness, we wish our mini-moon to be simple and acquainted. So that could be a fast journey to Salina within the Aeolian Islands, or Monopoli in Puglia. Each are particular locations that we love.

I’ve additionally been pondering rather a lot about Morocco these days. Sure, even pre-World Cup. So maybe that might be one thing in 2023. Perhaps a return journey to Paris. Perhaps a visit to the Egadi Islands of western Sicily, and even Pantelleria, throughout the summer time. We will see.

What have been your favourite new locations this yr?