As we are almost half way through the year the time has come to fulfill our dreams of lying on a beach in a destination far away. The warm weather season is on the horizon and most of us either have our trips planned or are looking to get away in the next few months. Summertime is about truly living and experiencing all that we can, and with great weather there is no excuse not to see the world. Whether you have your ticket to your next destination booked or not we hope these five popular summer destinations inspire you to take a break and enjoy the summer sunshine!

1. Amalfi Coast, Italy

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is a European highlight! Homes and businesses tuck into the picturesque hillside facing the Mediterranean Sea. The beauty of the Amalfi Coast makes it one very popular destination during summer months.

2. Kauai, Hawaii

For a peaceful summer trip head on over to Kauai! Kauai is one of the less touristy islands that you will find in Hawaii. You can spend your time snorkeling, hiking, and make sure to take a dip in Queen’s Bath (pictured above).

3. Santorini, Greece

Santorini is a summer hotspot most of us can only dream of traveling to. With incredible views of the Mediterranean the sunsets are out of this world. If you have the time and budget we highly recommend visiting this paradise!

4. Machu Picchu, Peru

While some of us desire the beach this summer, others are happy to trek more mountainous terrain. Take your summer getaway to the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Summer months are the best time of year to experience this World Heritage Site.

5. Bali, Indonesia

If you are looking for a change of scenery this summer then Bali is definitely the place to go. Filled with beautiful beaches, rice terraces, and Hindu temples, Bali has so much to offer. Your vacation to this popular Indonesian destination will be an unforgettable adventure!