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Season of Celebration: Welcome from the Editor

by Kimberly Inlander

Dec 14, 2022
December 2022

Bonjour! Welcome to our last issue of 2022 as I write to you from my cabin on Viking Fjorgyn as we sail on the Seine River on our way to Rouen in France’s Normandy region. The smooth sailing continues right into 2023 as we prepare for another year of delivering first-rate travel content to our readers through Global Traveler, globaltravelerusa.com, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com.

As always, our December issue is an exciting one, with the annual announcement of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards. On the following pages get to know the reader-voted winners in our 19th annual ranking as well as our hand-selected Airline of the Year and Hotel of the Year winners and the second annual winners of our Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel honors. As we honor 2022’s most exceptional in travel, we also start the kick-off to next year’s major milestone: the 20th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards! Join us to celebrate the 2022 winners in this issue and on Dec. 6 at The Ritz-Carlton LA Live in Los Angeles and to help launch our countdown to 20.

As 2022 rolls into 2023, we’re working to bring you a new roster of exciting destinations in the new year as well as a new column on the latest and greatest in must-have products, debuting in our January/February issue next month. Some of the exciting content ahead for next year includes a look at airline startups, the best walks around the globe, scuba diving tours, Mediterranean cruising, touchless airports and so much more. Next year we’re also publishing two digital-only editions, available exclusively on our app, that come from our sister brands, whereverfamily.com, coming in May, and trazeetravel.com, next October.

But before I get too far ahead of myself, there’s much to unpack in this month’s issue. We hear from InterContinental Hotels Group, The Peninsula Chicago and London’s The Lanesborough, as well as learn about Metallica’s — yes, the band! — brand of whiskey. And we jet off to Tel Aviv; Berlin; the Maldives; İstanbul; Birmingham, Alabama; and Newport, Rhode Island. Plus, there’s so much more. Enjoy this issue, have a warm and wonderful holiday season, and Happy New Year from FXExpress Publications, Inc. I’ll see you in 2023!


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