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The Best Places to Travel in June

Condé Nast Traveler Logo By Mark Ellwood of Condé Nast Traveler | Slide 1 of 7: Multimillionaire art collector David Walsh turbocharged tourism to his native Tasmania when he opened MONA, an $80 million, 10,000-square-foot, custom-built museum to house his personal art collection in 2011 (he’s an art world eccentric, who once called the curating process "mental masturbation"). As a follow-up, Walsh helped fund the eclectic but appealing festival Dark Mofo, which has run in and around Hobart each June since 2013. Think of it as a mashup of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Burning Man, but with better accommodation. Tasmania’s top-notch produce is on show, with cool-climate wine tastings and oyster bars, while there’s an exhaustive schedule of performances slated for much of the month. This year’s headliners include Laurie Anderson, a sound installation of 24 guitars and amps from the late Lou Reed, a masked ball, and the David Lynch-inspired Bang Bang Bar.

It’s almost summer in the northern hemisphere, kickstarting that itch to book a trip or two and make the most of the season. Tip no. 1: Don't dismiss the Southern Hemisphere. Early winter is an ideal time to tackle some destinations there, when you can avoid huge crowds and clammy temperatures. Here’s our pick of where to go this month, from Scandinavia’s secret gourmet island to a distinctly Australian answer to Burning Man.

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