This month’s travel news has everything you need to close out 2022 in style, and to get you thinking about the adventures 2023 could bring.
Keep reading to find out where to go in December, some hidden treasures in the UK, and more!
Where to go for Christmas 2022?
You might be cutting it a bit fine, but it’s certainly not too late to go away for Christmas this year. You’ll just have to get creative.
The Times has pulled together 17 of the best places to go for Christmas 2022. Their list is complete with everything from a winter wonderland in Iceland to a river cruise on the Rhine.
Where to celebrate New Year 2022?
With Christmas sorted, you might be pondering how to bring in 2023. Well, Condé Nast Traveller has put together a very comprehensive collection of destinations from around the world that are renowned for their New Year celebrations.
For a rundown of the main event, what the locals recommend, and where to stay, this guide has got it all – for everywhere from Koh Phangan to Edinburgh.
‘Where tourists seldom tread’
For those looking for staycation inspiration for 2023, there’s no better place to look than the Guardian’s (so far) three-part series titled ‘Where tourists seldom tread’.
As the name suggests, it’s about exploring all the hidden gems and under-appreciated destinations in the UK that you can enjoy without an overwhelming population of visitors.
Parts one and two focus on the places left out of the guidebooks, and part three delves into hidden histories across the UK. Well worth a browse if you’re looking for something a little off the beaten track.
UK’s highest railway set to reopen next year!
And, saving the best for last, the UK’s highest railway could be set to reopen in time for next year’s ski season.
We are of course talking about the Cairngorm funicular in Scotland, which has been shut since 2018. Its operators have invested millions to restore the line to its former glory, and there’s hope that it’ll be open for business once again in 2023.