Our year-ender issue is a hopeful and fleshed out insight into travel in 2022. We bring you the planet’s 25 most exciting, forward-looking destinations spanning five categories—Adventure, Culture and History, Nature, Family, Sustainability—handpicked by National Geographic's global editors. So, dust off your planner and chalk out your itineraries: Go shark diving in Palau, find the flip side to an anime-filled Japan in Hokkaido, or grab front-row seats to tropical wildlife in Belize—there's something in store for every traveller. And that's not all. We've sunk our teeth into 10 global vegan hotspots, curated a shopping guide for your next trip to Leh and have an exclusive interview with mountaineer and geologist Jim Davidson. NGTI's final edition of 2021 is a celebration of the year that was and the year that will be.