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Fodor's Week in Travel: Summer State of Mind

Fodor's logoFodor's 06-06-2014 Abbey Chase

Though it may not officially be summer yet, we're already geared up for the warmer months here at Fodor's. To get you ready for your summer holiday, we've rounded up several destinations to make sure your vacation days are put to good use. Heading to Paris in the next few months? Don't miss our guide to what's happening in the French capital over the next few months. Looking to stay stateside? We'll tell you which road trips to take to see the best this country has to offer. Embrace the sunshine with our summer-themed weekly roundup.

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Whatever your destination is, you'll want to keep your skin protected all summer long. Try one of our 5 tested-and-approved everyday sunscreens to stay sunburn-free.

Keep it simple this year and head out on an all-American car trip across the country. Load up the car, roll down the windows, and set your sights on the open road with one of the 10 best U.S. road trips to take this summer.           

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Seeing the stars isn't as simple as just looking up at the night sky. To see the heavens open up before you in truly spectacular fashion, you'll have to escape the light pollution and head to one of the 10 best stargazing sites in the U.S.

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Nothing beats Paris in the summer, whether you're lounging on the beach along the Seine (you read that correctly) or picnicking in the park while listening to jazz. Never miss an event in the City of Light with our summer 2014 guide to Paris.

Finally, you'll need something to keep you occupied while you're relaxing on the beach or hopping on an international flight. Here are 10 books to read on your summer vacation, wherever your travels may take you. 

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