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6 Summer Vacations To Book Right Now

June 05, 2018

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6 Summer Vacations To Book Right Now

Summer is officially here and I’m in full summer vacation mode. Austin is unbearably hot and humid during the summer so I’m looking for anywhere that’s mildly cooler with less humidity.

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Here are the six best summer vacations worth jetting off to!

 

Diamond Beach

1. FOR THE ADVENTURE JUNKIE: ICELAND

I went to Iceland this February and it was the most adventurous vacation I’ve ever had with several near-death experiences (read about it on my 7-Day Iceland Ring Road Itinerary). We drove a manual camper van on the Ring Road around the entire country in 7 days. If you like hiking, waterfalls, and everything nature, you’ll love Iceland. Iceland is truly remarkable and you’ll feel transported to a different planet. When we went in February, Iceland was snowed over but in the summer, Iceland is beautiful and everything is in bloom.

 

Volcano Bay

2. FOR THE AMUSEMENT PARK FAN: UNIVERSAL ORLANDO

There are 3 parks at Universal Orlando: Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, and Universal’s Volcano Bay. Universal’s Islands of Adventure has the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Jurassic Park River Adventure, and Universal Studios Florida just got the new Fast & Furious – Supercharged! I spent one day alone floating on the lazy river at Volcano Bay (pictured above)!

SEE ALSO: 6 Butterbeer Items You Need To Try At The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

Perfect White Bikini
Puerto Vallarta beach

3. FOR THE BEACH LOVER: PUERTO VALLARTA

I just got back from a 7-day vacation at Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta and loved it! Puerto Vallarta is where the jungle meets the beach so you get a taste of both with incredible Mexican cuisine.

Alpacas in New Mexico

4. FOR THE CULTURE SEEKER: NEW MEXICO

Walking with alpacas on the darling property in Albuquerque, Los Poblanos, was such a special experience. We drove the car to Sante Fe and spent a couple of days exploring all the art galleries on Canyon Road and eating the most delicious meal at La Choza (I still dream of those blue corn enchiladas and sopapillas). Next spot was Tao where we slept under the stars in intimate airstreams! If you’re looking for a cultural road trip, New Mexico is your summer vacation!

 

Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe

5. FOR THE NATURE EXPLORER: LAKE TAHOE

The weather in Lake Tahoe during the summer is perfection making it perfect for kayaking on the lake and nature walks. You might even be able to catch a little leftover winter snow on the slopes!

SEE ALSO: Lake Tahoe Travel Guide: Where To Stay, Best Hiking, Ski & Restaurants

 

Mexico City

6. FOR THE TACO LOVER: MEXICO CITY

Originally this was going to be a ‘5 summer vacations to book right now’ list but I just landed in Mexico City for a 2-week vacation and I LOVE it here. It’s around the 70’s with a low of 55 at night with absolutely no humidity. Yep, NO HUMIDITY. I’m seriously considering getting an apartment here every summer to get away from the humidity in Austin. Oh, and I’ve been a late night taco diet every night here.

 

Which spots are you ready to book a ticket to this summer?

WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog. She is a social media marketer, blogger, food photographer, and the host of the largest SXSW food crawl. Lives in Austin, find her on Google+

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