The National Digest

4 Places You Can Travel in August for $1,000

Sneak in a last-minute summer vacation without totally blowing your budget.

Labor Day is fast approaching, which means that if you haven’t taken a summer vacation yet, it’s now or never. If you’re looking to get away in August, we’ve picked out four destinations to visit, whether you’re interested in exploring the great outdoors, chowing down on lobster rolls, or sightseeing in one of the world’s best capital cities. Best of all, each of these trips costs about $1,000 for airfare and hotels, meaning you can take any one of them without totally demolishing your bank account.

Travelers have long raved about living the “pura vida” in Costa Rica, catching the surf, hiking the volcanoes, or sipping cocktails poolside at eco-chic lodges. The Central American country is known for being particularly budget-friendly, and you can find great deals year-round.

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