Summer is in full swing, but if you haven’t planned your getaway yet, there’s a number of great places to see without breaking your budget. July is a great time to visit countries in the southern hemispheres, as they’re experiencing cooler temperatures than most of the US.
When it comes to romance, few cities are better to visit than Tuscany in Italy. Think of it as date night at your favorite Italian restaurant on a much larger scale. July is the best time to visit, as it is nice and warm, which means the perfect weather for taking a vineyard tour, shopping, or lounging poolside at your rented villa.
News of the Brexit vote means that travel to the UK from the US has become a bit more affordable. The great thing about going to Wales is that it is chock full of adventurous activities, like zip lining, hiking, surfing, and rock climbing (to name a few). If you like festivals, Cardiff hosts a great international food & drink festival in mid-July that allows you to get a true taste of the Motherland.
Like much of the US, most of the citizens of Helsinki go on vacation in July, meaning that the city is much more affordable, and it feels a lot more private than other times of the year. Attractions include architecture museums, design studios, and more! Come hungry, because Helsinki is revolutionizing Nordic cuisine.