Summer is fast approaching, and it’s time to plan your vacation. With the U.S. dollar stronger against the euro and other currencies than it has been in years, this summer of 2015 is shaping up to be a great one for travel deals. Destinations from France to South Africa are more affordable than ever. As for scoring super bargains, though, you have to think outside the box (or let us do that for you). One option? Travel to a destination in its traditional off-season. This means heading to the Caribbean during hurricane season, or to the Southern Hemisphere during its winter. Summer is also a fantastic time to explore the great outdoors: Camp in a national park. Spend a week on a dude ranch. Or try your hand at paddleboarding, kayaking, and snorkeling in a tropical location.
Becca Blond, Summer Travel Curator
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