Summer's Last Fling
The summer season is nearing its end. But before the temperatures cool and the leaves turn, why not indulge in one more warm weather adventure? Late August is the perfect time to score a deal on airfare with the return of school and business travel at a lull.
So, what’re you waiting for? Here are the best trips to take now while the dog days of summer are still around.
Starting in late summer through early fall in Kenya, experience what many consider to be the eighth wonder of the world — Africa’s great wildebeest migration. Every year, two million of these animals journey hundreds of miles from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Witness their arrival while staying at Angama Mara, an intimate safari lodge overlooking the reserve.
While the travel time may be long, the journey is worth the destination. Bali is home to some of the world’s most pristine beaches, and most luxurious resorts, which explains why it’s at the top of the list for many travel bloggers. Surrounded by cascading rice terraces with views of the Ayung River Valley, you’ll feel as if you have a piece of Bali all to yourself at Amandari’s three-bedroom luxury villa.
If you’re looking for a world-class beach a little closer to home, look no further than Riviera Maya. Rosewood Mayakoba stretches across one mile of its Caribbean coastline and lagoons. Suites, built from indigenous materials such as Yucatan limestone and wood, provide guests an indulgent experience with amenities such as rooftop sundecks, expansive terraces, and plunge pools.
August 25 marks the 101st birthday of the National Park Service. To celebrate, entrance fees for that day are waived across the country. From Redwood in California to Acadia in Maine, your options to explore unparalleled natural beauty are endless. But we have our hearts set on Denali National Park in Alaska which is celebrating 100 years in 2017 and is home to Denali, the tallest peak in North America.