2 Wisconsin resorts, 1 tour company make Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best lists for 2022

Two Wisconsin resorts and one Wisconsin tour company have been named among the world’s best by Travel + Leisure magazine.

Both Sundara Inn & Spa in Wisconsin Dells and The American Club Resort Hotel in Kohler were ranked among the best resorts in the Midwest as part of the magazine’s 2022 World’s Best Awards. The resorts were ranked No. 4 and No. 9 respectively.

The pool at Sundara Inn & Spa.

The pool at Sundara Inn & Spa.

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This is the fourth year in a row that American Club has made the list, and the third year in a row for Sundara. The Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest, Ill., topped the list for the fourth year in a row.

Madison-based Trek Travel, which specializes in bicycle tours, also got some recognition and was ranked the 13th best tour operator in the world. This is the second year in a row the company made the list, and the fourth overall.

The awards are based on reader surveys conducted from Oct. 25, 2021, through Feb. 28, 2022. The winners were published on the Travel + Leisure website on July 12 and will appear in the August issue of the magazine.

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Overseas Adventure Travel Named to Travel + Leisure 2022 World’s Best Awards

O.A.T. is #2 Best Intimate-ship Ocean Cruise Line

BOSTON, July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.), the leader in personalized small group and solo travel, today announced that it has been named #2 in the Best Intimate-ship Ocean Cruise Lines category in the Travel + Leisure 2022 World’s Best Awards.

Overseas Adventure Travel logo (PRNewsfoto/Grand Circle Corporation)

“Travelers are saying that their immersive experiences on O.A.T. Small Ships are special,” said CEO Brian FitzGerald.

“We are honored to be recognized by Travel + Leisure this year,” said Brian FitzGerald, Chief Executive Officer of O.A.T. “Our travelers are telling us that their personalized, immersive experiences on O.A.T. Small Ships are something special. We work hard to achieve excellence.”

According to Travel + Leisure, the Best Intimate-ship Ocean Cruise Lines category is a new classification designed to honor the smallest oceangoing vessels, recognizing ships with fewer than 150 cabins. “More nimble than their larger counterparts, these petite ships often take travelers to farther-flung and less-frequented ports, from tropical destinations to both poles,” states T+L.

Each year for its World’s Best Awards, Travel + Leisure surveys readers on their travel experiences around the globe. Readers share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Individual cruise ships are rated by readers on their cabins and facilities, food, service, itineraries and destinations, excursions and activities, and value.

O.A.T. provides travelers over 50 with impactful, intercultural experiences that help change people’s lives. O.A.T. fosters an intimate and accessible experience, with groups limited to 16 travelers (average of 13) by land and 25 (average of 22) by sea.

To learn more about O.A.T., visit www.oattravel.com or call 1-800-955-1925.


Established in 1978, Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.) is part of Boston-based Grand Circle Corporation’s family of travel companies,

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