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the 2022 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS • The numbers prove what we already knew: Enthusiasm for travel has never been higher, as demonstrated by the nearly quarter of a million of you who filled out this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards Survey. From the top large US city, Chicago, to the top international airline, Singapore Airlines, this year’s list is a testament to the staying power of perennial favorites, through thick and thin. It also includes one new addition: expedition cruising, a nod to the category’s growing popularity. Consider it a primer on where to go next—and how to get there.
hotels • Travelers have an ever-growing number of choices when it comes to types of places to stay—villas, house rentals, glamping retreats—but nothing beats the pleasure of checking into a great hotel
The Insider • Tom Wilmot, head bartender at The Dewberry, on where he sends guests looking for a local take on Charleston’s exceptional food scene
CRÈME DE LA CRÈME • There are many exceptional hotel cities, but none better than Paris, where even the latest openings feel like classics
GOING BACK IN TIME • With its charming old-world atmosphere and hip urban centers, the province of Quebec is our northern neighbor’s true hotel capital
The Insider • Fairmont El San Juan Hotel villa manager Miki Okawa on where she spends her days off
GILDED GLORY • Grandeur, opulence, and romance are pillars of the hotels around the Subcontinent
cruise • While challenges remain, the industry has bounced back stronger than ever, with multiple lines reporting that certain itineraries are booked out well into 2024
GO SMALL OR GO HOME • Unrivaled access, intimate service, and a gentler impact on the environment—all are reasons little ships are having a major moment
airlines • In an unusually diffcult year for air travel, these reader favorites stood out for their ability to avoid cancellations and—especially—their exemplary customer service
cities • After a tough go of it, cities—both at home and around the world—are booming again. And so is urban tourism, with some familiar destinations leading the way
HEART LAND • In Chicago, even the lesser-expected aspects of the city present a special kind of magic, which can be as seductive as the soaring steel beams and deep-dish pizza
resorts • With more of you seeking luxury vacations and longer stays, resorts—often set in remote locations and surrounded by life-affrming landscapes—fit the bill
TOAST OF THE WEST COAST • The southern half of the state has the pop-culture bragging rights, but NorCal has the nature—and hotels worthy of the views
LOOKING FOR SUN AND SEA
BEST OF ALL WORLDS
countries • Europe dominated this year’s list, matching what we were hearing anecdotally (and seeing on Instagram) about where travelers have been choosing to go
THE SUN ALSO RISES • As Japan reopens, those who already know the country may find a whole new world waiting to explore
spa resorts • The majority of this year’s American winners are in or just outside a major city, suggesting that you’ve been seeking wellness within driving distance
islands • In the spirit of revisiting old haunts and discovering exciting new places, you made perennial Low Country favorite Hilton Head Island your top American pick and relative unknown Fernando de Noronha, in Brazil, your No....