Whether you have three months off or are simply taking advantage of long days and great weather, summer is a time for travel—and we’ve got all the inspiration and tips you’ll need to make the most of it this year. We’ll take you deeper into some of our new favorite summer destinations
for 2019: They include the Azores (which are closer than you think), the Berkshires (an ideal escape for creatives of all types), Chile’s Elqui Valley (where eclipse-chasers will gather this July), and Rwanda (a country on the rise). <br><br>If you live in the United States and are staying close to home, tap into nostalgic summer-camp vibes at some of our favorite charming places to stay (houseboats and lighthouses and glampsites, oh my!), and get inspired to take a spontaneous weekend getaway or two with our list of the sweetest small towns in the United States. If you’re headed across the pond, learn how to make the most of your big trip with our guides to summering like a Parisian or escaping the crowds in some of Europe’s most popular warm-weather destinations.<br><br>We’ve also rounded up the art exhibitions and events you’ll want to plan your travel around this season. Always dreamed of stargazing in a new dark sky park? We have you covered. Need to know how to navigate the season’s best music festivals? We’ve got that too. You’ll also find the beaches we love the most and the books we’re planning to read when we visit them this summer, as well as our picks for the best places to travel each month. Ready to dive in? Just don’t forget the sunscreen!