What can we say, #SoleMates, June has us longing for vacation, and though it’s an extremely popular month for vacations in the US and Canada, nearly all Europeans wait until July and August for a long summer retreat. Many worldwide locations have the excellent June weather, coupled with the added bonus of less crowding, and in some cases, lower pricing. Let’s take a look at the Price of Travel, which has 27 suggestions for places to soothe your soul in June. We’ve picked five for your consideration. Enjoy, book, and let us be the first to wish you a Bon Voyage, #SoleSurvivors!
Cancun, Mexico -
While June is one of the wetter months in the Cancun area, the rain almost never comes down for more than an hour or so at a time, and it tends to be refreshing when it does fall. Better still, the hotel prices are very low in June so you’ll be able to get amazing deals at even the nicest hotels in the area, with inexpensive flights as well.
Rio de Janeiro -
Rio de Janeiro is just barely inside the Tropics, so it’s pretty much the South American equivalent of Miami. This means that summer (December through February) can be steamy and a bit wet, but it’s nearly perfect during the rest of the year. The Brazilian currency has come way down in recent years so it’s a true bargain now, and it’s a stunningly beautiful setting as well. The low prices here won’t last forever and the setting is among the most beautiful in the world.
Sofia, Bulgaria -
Travelers looking for places to relax for a while and keep their expenses low on a European trip can’t do much better than Sofia in June. The weather is pleasant day and night, and rain isn’t much of a problem. As a tourist destination this city still has some work to do to convince most people that it’s worth the trek, but the low, low prices are a good start so people are starting to take notice.
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain -
Officially part of Spain, Tenerife is one of the Canary Islands, and located just off the northern coast of Africa. It has a stable climate that has pleasant temperatures pretty much all year long, and June is the first month that you should be able to get as much beach time as you like in.
The island fills up more in July and August when more Europeans have their month-long holidays, so if you can come in June you’ll be dodging some of the crowds and you should also be able to get a better rate on a hotel and a flight. There aren’t many cultural sights here, but it’s a great place to relax without breaking the bank. If you don’t speak much Spanish, then you’ll want to head to the southern towns of Los Cristianos and Playa de la Americas, which are always packed with Brits and Swedes.
Athens, Greece -
The end of June can begin to get sweltering, and you probably don’t even want to think about coming during July or August, so this would be a good one about now, especially as a 3-day stop on the way to a Greek Island for the balance of a trip. This isn’t exactly a cheap city, but it’s very much worth seeing at least once in your life, with some of the world’s finest sights. It’s also much less untidy than it was before the Olympics, so its former reputation no longer really fits.
So let’s see #SoleSurvivors...bathing suits, espadrilles, a couple of sundresses, those darling sandals, oh, and Sole Serum...that about covers the packing list. But whatever you pack, and wherever you go, we’d love to see your #SummerStories. Tag us in a pic with your favorite shoes, and your favorite sole-soothing serum. We can’t wait to see where you take us. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We are waiting with anticipation to see where you’ve been! xo
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