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How to Use Thanksgiving to Improve Your Summer Vacation

by Wendy Perrin | November 14, 2022

If you’re gathering with family this Thanksgiving and could use a safe conversation topic, we’ve got a suggestion:  If those are the same family and friends you travel with for summer vacation, then while you’re passing the turkey and cranberry sauce, go around the table and ask everyone what sort of travel experience they’re dreaming about for next summer.

Why start thinking about this now for summer 2023?  Because it’s going to be busy out there, especially in Western Europe.  Remember, until mid-June of this year, U.S. travelers had to take a Covid test, and test negative, before they were allowed to fly back to the U.S.; as a result, many people put off making plans to leave the country last summer. That’s why we’re predicting even more pent-up demand for international destinations in summer of 2023 than we saw in 2022. If you can figure out now what sort of experience you and your family would enjoy most, it can save you money and headaches later.

Family summer-vacation options with limited inventory—Italian villas, charming hotels in the French countryside, African safaris, Galapagos expeditions—are already quite full.  But there are smart alternatives that are on savvy travelers’ radar and do still have plenty of availability, and we’re happy to help you find them and plan for them.  So use your Thanksgiving get-together to create a travel wish list for 2023, then use our WOW List or our Get a Personalized Trip Recommendation feature to make those wishes come true. By using our WOW approach to trip planning, you can avoid the crowds, minimize logistics, and enjoy WOW trips like these.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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1 Comment

  1. Charles McCool

    This is a really smart trip planning strategy. Plan early, be flexible, save money, time, and stress.

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