Write This Down: 7 Travel Destinations That Belong on Your Summer Bucket List

Call it leftover excitement from summer breaks from school, but the warmer months are usually when people get most psyched about planning amazing vacations. Whether you’re headed somewhere distant or local, there’s something that just feels so right about taking a break from your busy schedule during the hottest season of the year. Most people know the destinations that are currently blowing up, but it can be tough to determine what’s next in travel before it gets crowded with other tourists.

That’s why we had Tom Marchant, co-founder of Black Tomato, a luxe personalized travel company, tell us exactly which spots should be on your must-visit list this summer. From far-flung locales to stateside gems, these are his go-to destinations for the season, plus why they’re worth a visit.