My Favorite Travel Posts Of 2022

Many of us are traveling again, making up for lost time, going to places that mean the most to us. I’m ending 2022 with a trip to see the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, something I’ve put off for three years, and I’ll be reporting back, no doubt. With photos.

Every year since 2014 I’ve created a list of my favorite travel posts from the past year. They make for good armchair travel on a cold night. Even better, I hope you get to read these posts while waiting in an airport, about to go on a special trip of your own! Happy Holidays! See you in 2023 as we continue to explore the world.


Even for cruise naysayers, what’s not to like about today’s river cruises? Relaxation, activities, adventure, great food, unpacking once, and experiencing towns and cities — and going to sleep with a chocolate on your pillow as you ply a gentle river to the next destination.

MORE FROM FORBESAll About River Cruising, With Co-Founders Of Luxury AmaWaterways


You’ll find out lots of hotel secrets, and many useful tips (such as the simplest way to get an upgrade). And these guys are fun!

MORE FROM FORBESAdvice And Insider Info From Four Luxury Hotel General Managers


Two expats tell of wondrous places near the Spanish city they now call home.

MORE FROM FORBESTop Madrid Day Trips: El Escorial, Toledo, Segovia, Avila, Cordoba


Giving way to camels? Wearing no shirt or wearing flip-flops? Learn what to do, culturally, as you drive in different countries.

MORE FROM FORBESUnexpected (Sometimes Funny) Rules Of The Road Worldwide


We know about the pleasures and stunning beauty of famous drives such as coastal Highway One in California, or Italy’s Amalfi Coast. But what about some lesser-known, gorgeous drives around the world?

MORE FROM FORBES10 Of The World’s Most Underrated Road Trips


An in-depth discussion with an expert of a dazzling area in an increasingly popular corner of Europe.

MORE FROM FORBESPortugal’s Secret: The Alentejo Region, Rich In History And Beauty


Surprises galore about this beguiling, beachy Massachusetts peninsula.

MORE FROM FORBESCape Cod Delights: Whale Watching To Pirates To ‘Lobster Ice Cream’


Here are bittersweet memories of my visit to a beautiful country that has captured the world in its fight for democracy — and for survival.

MORE FROM FORBESMemories Of A Hopeful Ukraine, On A Visit 11 Years Ago


More than ever, we need to explore meaningful travel to confront the remnants of evil — so we don’t repeat mistakes that lead to disaster.

MORE FROM FORBESIn Honor Of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Sites To ‘Never Forget’


(In the new year, follow my award-winning travel podcast, Places I Remember with Lea Lane. It’s on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen, or on my website in my bio.)

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