Want to get the best buys on June travel? Swim against the tide.
"If you want great travel deals, you have to approach it as a contrarian traveler," says Peter Greenberg, author of Michelin's "Like a Local" travel book series and founder of PeterGreenberg.com. "And this summer is no different."
One venue for bargains this month: South Florida, Greenberg says.
Sure, it's warmer than in the winter and spring. (This is Florida after all.) And while it's technically the rainy season, that often means just a short afternoon shower, Greenberg says. In return, you can enjoy some great off-season prices, along with "no lines and much better service," he says. Shop carefully and you can find rooms at top-of-the-line hotels and resorts for 40 percent to 80 percent off, he says.
Another go-against-the-flow destination in June: the desert.
"Death Valley actually sees a lot of traffic from Europe in the summer," says Greenberg. "Golfers can get great deals in parts of Arizona because hotels go on sale, they can golf very early in the morning or at discounted twilight rounds, and stay indoors when it's hottest."