Why you should go: Greece’s postcard-perfect beaches and turquoise waters are what epic holidays are made of. It has some 6,000 islands sneezed around the Ionian, Aegean, and Mediterranean Seas, but only about 227 are inhabited. That’s a ton of coasts to choose from, whether your bag is ouzo-fueled parties, seafood feasts, or adventure sports. What all of the Greek islands do have in common though is being really affordable — a situation the ongoing Greek debt crisis has made all the more true.
Why you should go right now: The Brits’ vote to leave the EU didn’t just help make the UK a hot destination — it made room for you at all of the British’s traditional favorite spots. Every year, Greece gets something like 2.5 million British tourists — and Greek tourism officials speculate that the pound’s drop and all that freaky Brexit uncertainty will mean a lot fewer island-hoppers this year. For you, the opportunistic American, this means smaller crowds and potential savings on accommodations, airfares, and the like. Go forth and stake out some empty beachfront, pronto.