This piece originally appeared on Travelandleisure.com.
Many Americans have already commenced their Memorial Day celebrations, ushering in summer with barbecue cookouts, beach parties, and by eating plenty of hotdogs.
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But if you haven’t made any summer travel plans yet, consider this an appeal to do so. According to, well, everyone, this is going to be one of the most affordable summers for travel. Travelzoo projects vacations this summer could be more than 40 percent cheaper than they would have been last year. We’ve outlined some of the most compelling reasons for why travel prices are hitting records lows—and how you can take advantage.