Adventure Awaits: 10 Best Summer Travel Destinations You Need to See

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With summer approaching quickly, there are several great places to find the perfect vacation, from picturesque sandy beaches to once-in-a-lifetime mountain views. Here are some of the most popular summer retreat destinations.

Best Summer Vacations Destinations

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Did you know that as of 2022, fall is the most loved season of the four Earth rotates through, at least in the United States? A poll conducted by Morning Consult had 41% of respondents listing autumn as their favorite season, with summer and spring tying for second place at 24% each.

When it comes to vacations, however, summer has it over every other season, and many people plan at least one holiday for June, July, or August.

Beaches Deliver Summer Fun

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If there were ever a destination made for families, it would be a beautiful strip of sandy beach. Some popular choices on a recent online forum listed several lovely spots; here are two of them.

1. Bali

Manta Bay or Kelingking Beach on Nusa Penida Island, Bali, Indonesia

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This sweet spot is a customary stop for many seeking sun and healthy beaches. As part of Indonesia, you’ll be able to experience the flavor and culture of this exotic land. Enjoying the sun and surf during the day and lively nightlife can easily spell relaxation.

If you haven’t been to Bali, add it to your travel bucket list.

2. The Maldives

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This gorgeous string of islands in the Indian Ocean has some seriously stunning beaches. Plenty of the islands also offer bungalows that sit directly on some of the most pristine waterways on Earth. With several options for silence and seclusion, the Maldives even provides bioluminescent beaches for those who love the glow-in-the-dark look of the ocean.

Mountain Getaways Have It All

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Sometimes a sunny beach isn’t in the cards, especially if you prefer to rest and relax in the wilderness of the mountains.

3. The Swiss Alps

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If you’re looking to tour these beautiful mountains, you can find the top five peaks; Douferspitze, the Dom, the Liskamm, the Weisshorn, and the Matterhorn, to be in high demand for good reason. But, even if their breathtaking views weren’t enough, the cheeses, chocolates, and wines would indeed offer plenty to keep you entertained.

4. Nepal’s Himalayan Mountains

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Home to eight of the highest mountain peaks in the world, including Mount Everest, Nepal has plenty to offer anyone looking to take in a great view during their holiday. Whether you want to learn how to prepare Nepalese cuisine or look for the elusive one-horned rhinos at Chitwan National Park, there is an abundance of activities to keep you busy on a trip to Nepal.

Big Cities Can Go All Night

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With a diverse culture, any major metropolis offers up a plethora of things to do, whether you’re a day-tripper or night owl. From the romance of Paris to the heart-pounding escape of New York City, a big city vacation can be just the ticket for anyone who enjoys the constant hustle and bustle.

5. Tokyo, Japan

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Sitting pretty as the largest metropolitan area in the world, Tokyo is a city to see for anyone who loves a getaway with gusto. Located at the head of Tokyo Bay in the Honshu province, this wonderfully rich city has something for every traveler to explore and generously serves up its charming and elegant culture.

6. Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Translated most accurately as “fair winds,” this autonomous city has a fascinating culture and rich heritage for all tourists. From delectable street food and market vendors to a dip in the Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires should be on your travel list if you love a great city – and great food.

Adventure Awaits Travelers Here

Huayna Picchu, Peru

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If you’re not one for sitting still and need a little action on your break from the daily grind, there’s an abundance of places around the world that can deliver all the effort you can handle.

7. Peru

Machu Picchu, a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World

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Bordering five countries, including Brazil and Colombia, this South American nation has a few tricks for any risk-taking tourist. With several climate variations, the average Peruvian temperature is around 77 degrees, except within the coastal desert range, which averages under 68 degrees.

For anyone wanting time to explore Machu Pichu or the Peruvian countryside, this stunning country is open for business all year round.

8. Costa Rica

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If tropical weather is your preference, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Costa Rica. Costa Rica has something to offer every tourist, from waterfall-filled national parks to surf-ready west coast beaches. Nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, this tropical paradise is waiting for you to visit.

Nature Offers Rest and Relaxation

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For nature lovers, there’s nothing like a spectacular getaway in a national park or the Amazon rainforest.

9. Yellowstone National Park

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Located in the northwestern section of the United States, this enchanting park has an all-encompassing, one-stop shop for enjoyment and entertainment. And when you relax close to nature, Yellowstone can certainly dish up some of the best nature America offers. Also, who can resist a stop by ‘old faithful,’ the grand old geyser that this park is known for?

10. Banff National Park

Moraine lake panorama in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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Sitting cozily in Alberta, Canada, this delightful national park is home to the northernmost section of the Rock Mountains. Established in 1885 as Rocky Mountains Park, this nature preserve delivers awe-inspiring views of Canada’s glaciers and ice fields, making it the perfect escape if you don’t mind a bit of cold.

Get Out and About

Bryce Canyon National Park

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No matter how you like to spend your downtime, finding the perfect place to enjoy a break from your daily grind is vital to making the most of your respite. May your summer adventures fuel your soul!

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12 European Cities an American Can Live Comfortably for $2500 USD/Monthly

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If you’re looking to live on $2,500 per month or less, we have uncovered 12 culturally vibrant, modern, and reasonably priced European cities that you could call home (if only for a month) on an average salary.

12 European Cities an American Can Live Comfortably for $2500 USD/Monthly

15 Top Things Europe Has That America Does Not

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Are you curious about things Europe has that America does not? From the practical to the whimsical, people online have shared their thoughts. Here are the 15 most prominent examples.

15 Top Things Europe Has That America Does Not

Island Bliss: Discovering the 10 Best Tropical Beaches on the Planet

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Are you looking for a tropical retreat? These 10 stunning tropical beaches are perfect for those seeking a paradise getaway. From the serene waters of the South Pacific to the crystal-clear Caribbean, these beaches provide the ultimate island experience. So pack your bags and discover these breathtaking destinations.

Island Bliss: Discovering the 10 Best Tropical Beaches on the Planet

Discover Springtime in America: The 10 Best Places to Visit

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Springtime in America is a beautiful season with blooming flowers, pleasant weather, and exciting festivals. From the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., to the bluebonnets in Texas, numerous stunning destinations exist to explore during this time of year. According to residents and visitors alike, these are the best places to visit in America during spring.

Discover Springtime in America: The 10 Best Places to Visit

17 Most Famous Small Towns in America

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Are you seeking a respite from the busy and noisy urban lifestyle? Look no further than America’s small towns! From the quaint and charming to the downright quirky, small towns across the country offer unique experiences and attractions. Here are 17 of America’s most famous.

17 Most Famous Small Towns in America

The Ultimate Hawaii Bucket List: 14 Epic Things to Do in Hawaii From a Local

Snorkeling paradise Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii

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There are so many incredible spots in Hawaii that it can be hard to narrow things down to the best of the best. But luckily for you, as a Hawaii local, I’ve weeded out the tourist traps and highlighted the gems. So, without further ado, here are 14 epic things to do in Hawaii.

The Ultimate Hawaii Bucket List: 14 Epic Things to Do in Hawaii From a Local

Get Ready for Takeoff: How To Use Skyscanner for Cheap Summer Flights

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Seeing the world doesn’t have to cost as much as you might think. Learning how to use Skyscanner is straightforward, and through the company’s app and website, you can find cheap flights all over the globe.

Get Ready for Takeoff: How To Use Skyscanner for Cheap Summer Flights

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1 Comment

  1. Burt Randall on May 11, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    These fun places are awesome.

    I would like to visit sometime too.

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