Pandemic restrictions are finally starting to relax—and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than a summer vacation. Whether you’re a compulsive jetsetter or are all over the staycation scene, we’ve got you covered with a list of Instagram-worthy destinations that’ll be totally worth waiting the entire pandemic for.
This summer’s temps are heating up fast. If you’re looking to beat the heat during your summer vacation—and have an out-of-this-world road trip while you’re at it—then Iceland is the place for you. With temps landing around 58°F, you can bask in the cool comfort of hoodie-and-jeans weather while sipping on a nice hot coffee—without adding to the sweat you were already breaking.
This Nordic island nation is defined by its volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, and black sand beaches—and the best part is that you can see pretty much all of it at your own pace by renting a car. Iceland’s Golden Circle is an iconic route that outlines attractions that are full of history, folklore, and the most beautiful of natural landscapes.
Get ready to walk under some massive waterfalls (yes, you read that right), watch an active geyser erupt, and bust out your favorite bikini or one-piece to wind down with an all-natural spa moment at a geothermal spring. Did I mention that there’s a pretty good chance you can see the Northern Lights from Iceland in August?
If you’re wondering what you should possibly pack for a summer getaway in the Arctic Circle, you can’t go wrong with something cute and casual—and of course, a little cozy. Fun leggings and socks paired with a comfy-meets-chic top is never a bad idea.
Some of Sicily’s finest, most beautiful destinations thrive and depend on tourism to support its economy. In fact, Italy is one of the largest tourist destinations in the world—and with its decadent food and breathtaking coasts, there’s no question why.
Sicily’s giving a warm welcome to all the tourists that they missed out on during the past year—and they’re ready to reimburse 50% of your vacation airfare in hopes that tourism reaches its pre-pandemic high.
Pack your bags (and don’t forget to schedule an Outlines box if you’re in need of a new bikini)—we’re catching a half-off flight for some arancini! Ciao!
Sometimes the very best destinations aren’t the ones that you have to cross seas for. If it’s on your bucket list to visit all 50 states, now is the time to make some progress!
After spending practically an entire year inside, we’re all aching to spend a little more time outdoors—and there’s no better way to take in the fresh air than by doing it at one of your bucket-list national parks.
Whether you’re looking to flaunt your favorite activewear on a hike, or finally break out the summer swimwear on the beach—one of the national parks is bound to have everything you’re looking for. Oh—and if you see us on the trails in these red-hot biker shorts, yes you did.
If you’re looking for a relaxing-meets-city vacation, then none other than the Windy City might be your ultimate destination. Catch a flight to O’Hare and take the Blue Line down to see some of Chicago’s most monumental attractions. With Wrigley Field, Cloud Gate, the John Hancock Center, and Lake Michigan’s beachfront all within a few miles of each other. Summertime Chi definitely won’t disappoint as your weekend getaway!
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This summer everyone said “catch flights, not feelings”—literally. Air travel is at an all-time high right now, which means flying to balmy beaches and exotic destinations might not be the most budget-friendly option.
If you’re not picky about your summer getaway, then Scott’s Cheap Flights is for you. It’s a flight deal email service that fills you in on the best deals on flights—domestic and international.
Sign up for the free service and keep an eye on your inbox, because you just might get an unheard-of deal on a destination you never would’ve planned on going to!
Sometimes travelling far from home can be stressful, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t vacation! Staycations can be ideal for a lot of reasons. Don’t want to spend hours just travelling to and from your destination? Understandable. Working with a tight budget? Let’s stick to it. Don’t want to be too far away from your dog—like, just in case anything happens? I get it.
At this point, it’s pretty much impossible not to find the cutest, most idyllic little space for a staycation on Airbnb. No matter where you’re located, you’re bound to find a charming little space where you can relax away from home. (Also, who said you can’t be a tourist in your own city?)
Just search for homes and apartments around your area, pack your favorite set of PJs, and grab a bottle of wine. You’re on your way to the most relaxing weekend vacation you’ve had yet!