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10 Last-Minute Summer Vacations You Can Afford

U.S. News & World Report - Travel Logo By Kyle McCarthy of U.S. News & World Report - Travel | Slide 1 of 11: According to the research company Ipsos Global @dvisor, only 61 percent of Americans took or will take at least one week's vacation this year. And the U.S. Travel Association's 2017 <a href="https://www.projecttimeoff.com/state-american-vacation-2017">Project: Time Off study</a> found American employees forfeited 132 million paid vacation weeks in 2016. Well, happily, if you're a workaholic, you can still book a cheap last-minute <a href="https://myfamilytravels.com/content/54040-51-great-family-summer-vacation-ideas">summer getaway</a> this August. Start by searching for Caribbean vacation rentals as hurricane season approaches, tracking airfare fluctuations, studying the fine print and brushing up on undisclosed taxes and resort fees. Or, save time and read on for 10 affordable vacation options that may just inspire you to travel more.

Deal-chasers, rejoice.

According to the research company Ipsos Global @dvisor, only 61 percent of Americans took or will take at least one week's vacation this year. And the U.S. Travel Association's 2017 Project: Time Off study found American employees forfeited 132 million paid vacation weeks in 2016. Well, happily, if you're a workaholic, you can still book a cheap last-minute summer getaway this August. Start by searching for Caribbean vacation rentals as hurricane season approaches, tracking airfare fluctuations, studying the fine print and brushing up on undisclosed taxes and resort fees. Or, save time and read on for 10 affordable vacation options that may just inspire you to travel more.
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