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Top Five Off-Peak Destinations for Summer 2012

Off-Peak Summer Spots
Cathedral Cove, New Zealand (Photo: Tupungato/Shutterstock)
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Travelers seeking fewer crowds and generous discounts are wise to schedule trips during the off-peak season. In select destinations around the world, this period yields a wealth of travel deals, and summer 2012 is no exception. As a concession, you might have to contend with less-desirable weather than you would experience during peak season. Then again, a little rain or elevated temperatures aren’t a bad trade-off for free nights in the Cook Islands, oceanfront cabanas in Belize for $50 per night, or cut-rate prices on flights to the Middle East—some of the deals we’ve unearthed for this summer. Here are five destinations where an abundance of bargains makes low-season travel a savvy prospect.

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