If you are anything like me, picking up and trying new hobbies is almost like a hobby on its own. To kick off the new year, I wanted to share what in my opinion are the top 5 hobbies in 2022 and why they might interest you! We have curated the list based on growing trends since COVID has been slowly winding down (with the exception of this recent uptick). These top hobbies should be on your list when you are planning out your year ahead and allocating a bit of that play money.
Drones are storming the market in 2022 as a trending pastime, something we are seeing because of constantly changing travel restrictions. Drone flying is an easy hobby to get into and can give you some amazing photos and aerial shots that are typically unattainable by simply using your phone camera. Taking beautiful ariel photos of mountains and ocean beach front is extremely easy with a self-leveling drone. Drones come with a variety of different features that make them compact and easy to carry with extended batteries and high-definition cameras being important features to look for. Low-cost drones can be harder to fly and yield worse photos so its better to opt for a slightly higher quality and spend a bit more upfront. To see a list of our recommended drones, check out our blog post targeted to Drones and Drone Flying.
Camping has become a growing hobby in Canada and the USA over the pandemic as people are unable to cross international borders and need to find things to do that aren’t subject to being cancelled. Camping can be an easy way to get out with family or gather in the great outdoors with masks off. Camping also makes our list because 2022 is shaping up to be a great year in terms of weather and being able to enjoy more of the warmer weather in the early spring and later into the fall. Our camping page has some great recommendations that also spill over into travel backpacking if you opt to do some international camping.
2022 will be full of new opportunities to make travel a go to hobby and activity for everybody looking to explore beyond their borders. As travel starts to open up, we recommend starting to apply for points cards and getting yourself set up for success with upcoming travel discounts offered by a lot of travel points companies. Airlines and hotels are trying to boost their revenue by getting people on planes and into hotels so they are offering bonus points and added travel perks that you can take advantage of now. International travel will get easier as the pandemic inches towards the finish line (at least in terms of restrictions).
3D printing is going to be a booming hobby as we still see the impact of supply chain effecting different products. 3D printing offers you the flexibility to start making your own widgets and replacement parts for things, rather than trying to hustle through all the supply chain problems of ordering parts. 3D printing is easy to get started in and can be a cool family hobby to teach your kids about how to start using CAD and design software’s where they can print their own toys (Cheaper than buying them!) We have a list of 3D printers we recommend but if you feel you need a custom recommendation reach out to us and we can hep walk you through the process of getting a printer and getting started!
Hosting is not really a hobby perse but it is a growing activity for 2022, because frankly people are sick and tired of not seeing friends and family. There are a few key items we recommend to host a great party in 2022 and have your guests talking about your post-pandemic party for years to come. Here is our quick list: