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Best in Travel 2022

The ultimate list of must-visit destinations for 2022

Every year, our friends at Lonely Planet publish the ultimate list of countries, regions and cities which they deem must-visits for the year ahead. This year, they have presented a unique blend of family favourite destinations and hidden gems.

While France and Italy might be safe options, you will find untouched beauty, quieter cities, colourful cultures and new places to explore if you venture to Norway or Slovenia. So join us in discovering our Best in Travel 2022.

Norway

With nearly one quarter of its land inside the Arctic Circle, Norway is relatively unknown to many visitors. The fjords are perhaps its most famous characteristic, channels that splinter the coastline revealing glorious scenery, but there’s much more to this mysterious, magical land than its western reaches.

What Lonely Planet says:

"The essence of Norway's appeal is remarkably simple: this is one of the most beautiful countries on earth."

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Our top picks in Norway

Botnen Camping
Skjerneset Bryggecamping
Olberg Camping

Slovenia

Slovenia is something of a hidden gem when it comes to holiday destinations. Like its neighbour, Croatia, it remains unblighted by mass tourism, making it the perfect place for campers and caravanners looking to truly escape.

What Lonely Planet says:

"An earthly paradise of snow-capped peaks, turquoise-green rivers and Venetian-style coastline, Slovenia enriches its natural treasures with harmonious architecture, charming rustic culture and sophisticated cuisine."

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Our top picks in Slovenia

Camping Bled
Kamp Koren
Camp Bohinj

Frieburg, South Western Germany

Freiburg is located in the Black Forest region, an area famous the world over for its mountains, forests, thermal springs and spa resorts. Towards the French border romantic castles perch high on the steep slopes above the Rhine. These vine-clad hills together with the Moselle region are renowned for their quality white wines.

What Lonely Planet says:

"Sitting plump at the foot of the Black Forest’s wooded slopes and vineyards, Freiburg is a sunny, cheerful university town, its medieval Altstadt a story-book tableau of gabled townhouses, cobblestone lanes and cafe-rimmed plazas. Party-loving students spice up the local nightlife."

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Our top picks near Freiburg

Camping Am Möslepark
Camping Kirchzarten
Campingplatz Münstertal

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

For a brilliant cultural experience that’s almost unrivalled, why not try out the Irish capital of Dublin. Located in the Republic of Ireland and found on the eastern coast, Dublin is home to a number of historical attractions, whilst also being a vibrant and modern city. This ensures there’s something for all the family, no matter your interests.

What Lonely Planet says:

"A small capital with a huge reputation, Dublin has a mix of heritage and hedonism that will not disappoint. All you have to do is show up."

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Our top picks near Dublin

Camac Valley Tourist Caravan & Camping Park
Lough Ennell Camping Park

Florence, Central Italy

Encompassing Pisa, with its leaning tower, and Florence with its sublime views, Michelangelo’s ‘David’ and the Uffizi Gallery, it’s hard to beat Central Italy for pure ‘wow’.

What Lonely Planet says:

"Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine."

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Our top picks near Florence

Camping Village Panoramico Fiesole
Camping Barco Reale
Camping Toscana Village

Kent's Heritage Coast, South Eastern England

Repeatedly named as the top holiday destination for family holidays, Kent is a distinguished county in the South East of England and home to a plethora of stately homes, majestic castles and historic cathedrals. There’s also a selection of sandy beaches, secluded bays, natural reserves and woodlands, ensuring Kent has something available for everyone.

What Lonely Planet says:

"Kent isn’t described as the garden of England for nothing. Within its sea-lined borders you’ll find a fragrant landscape of gentle hills, fertile farmland, cultivated country estates and fruit-laden orchards. It could also be described as the beer garden of England as it produces the world-renowned Kent hops and some of the country’s finest ales and wines from its numerous vineyards. At its heart is spellbinding Canterbury, crowned by its enthralling cathedral. You’ll also find beautiful coastal stretches dotted with beach towns and villages, from old-school Broadstairs to gentrified Whitstable and the aesthetically challenged port town of Dover."

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Our top picks in Kent

Daleacres Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
Broadhembury Caravan & Camping Park
The Hop Farm Campsite

Burgundy, Eastern France

Burgundy is a wonderfully evocative region offering breathtaking châteaux and cathedrals, rolling hills and heady mountain views, vineyards and superlative cuisine, not to mention of course, a wide variety of world-renowned wines.

What Lonely Planet says:

"Burgundy offers some of France's most gorgeous countryside: rolling green hills dotted with mustard fields and medieval villages. The region's towns and its dashingly handsome capital, Dijon, are heirs to a glorious architectural heritage that goes back to the Renaissance, the Middle Ages and into the mists of Gallo-Roman and Celtic antiquity."

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Our top picks in Burgundy

Camping de Bourbon-Lancy
Château de l’Epervière
Camping de Decize
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Just forty minutes from Florence and an hour from Pisa, this site is beautifully situated high in the Tuscan hills close to the fascinating town...

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Broadhembury Caravan & Camping Park is found in the quiet countryside just outside Ashford and within easy reach of London, Dover, Folkestone and the Kent...

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Set in 500 acres of the Garden of England, The Hop Farm Touring & Camping Park is a popular family visitor attraction. There are plenty...

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For those travelling north on the E39 beyond Bergen, there are surprisingly few attractive sites until one reaches the southern shore of the mighty Sognefjord...

Uniquely centred around a working fishing quay set in an idyllic bay, Skjerneset Camping has been developed to give visitors a historical insight into this...

Olberg is a delightful small farm site, close to Lake Øyeren and within 70 km. of Oslo. There are around 40 large, level touring pitches...

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Camping Bled is situated on the western tip of Lake Bled and is an excellent example of how a site should be run, check-in is...

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2020, 2019, 2018

Kamp Koren is situated in picturesque valley by the Soča river, 500 m from historical town Kobarid. A unique campsite and sole holder of the...

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Located on the shores of Bohinjsko Jezero, this tranquil site offers lots of opportunities for nature lovers to explore the Triglav National Park. A stone...

This is a small, quiet, family run site in the suburbs of Freiburg. Its grass pitches, set on small terraces, are shaded by many mature...

Set in a green valley among the foothills of the Black Forest, this family managed site is well placed for visiting the popular Titisee, Feldberg...

Münstertal is an impressive site pleasantly situated in a valley on the western edge of the Black Forest. It has been one of the top...

Opened in 1996, this campsite is not only well placed for Dublin, but also offers a welcome stopover if travelling to the more southern counties...

Natural, rustic charm is the visitor’s first impression on arrival at Lough Ennell Camping & Caravan Park. Set in 18 acres of mature woodland beside...

Camping Village Panoramico Fiesole is a mature but pleasant site in a superb hilltop situation offering wonderful views over Florence. The 120 pitches, all with...

This area was once a forest surrounding the attractive medieval Tuscan village of Montopoli. Toscana Village has been thoughtfully carved out of the hillside under...

Daleacres Caravan and Motorhome Club site is very family and pet friendly and provides a football pitch for a quick kick around and a dog...

Camping de Bourbon-Lancy is located on the edge of a waterfront and just 2 km from Therme and the Bourbon-Lancy Spa, this site has about...

Castel Camping Château de l’Epervière is a popular high quality site, peacefully situated in the wooded grounds of a 16th-century château, close to the A...

Previously known as Camping les Halles, this is a very friendly site with 78 touring pitches in an area of 1.8 hectares. Fishing enthusiasts can...

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