The New York Times does an annual list of 52 places to go in the world. Typically the list is compiled by editors, reporters, and contributors.
This year they're doing something different.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted global travel in unprecedented ways. We’re not yet in a position to fully comprehend its long-term effects, both deeply damaging and potentially beneficial, but travel, as we knew it, has changed.
In that vein, our 52 Places list will be different in 2021. While we can’t know what lies ahead, we can still share the places we’ve loved, and continue to inspire curiosity, open-mindedness and awe for the wider world.
That’s why we’re turning to you for next year’s list, which we are calling 52 Places We Love.
We want 52 love letters to travel, all penned and photographed by you, our readers around the world, each about one place in the world that is special to you. It can be a popular tourist destination, or a place that’s largely overlooked. You might inspire someone else to go there one day, or to reconsider their assumptions, or to spark their inquisitiveness about a new piece of the world — all the empowering things that travel brings to our lives.
Here's the article about it: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/05/travel/52-places-callout.html
If you were going to pick one place in the world to write about, what would it be, and why? What unique perspective could you share about your pick?