Summer is fast approaching and it's time to plan your vacation, whether that means lazing on a beach, hitting the trail, or meandering the streets of a new city. With the U.S. dollar still almost on parity with the euro, it's a particularly good time to head to Europe for that Dalmatian or Provence getaway you've been dreaming about. 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, or snorkeling in a tropical location.
Becca Blond, Summer Travel Curator
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