Plan ahead for summer and autumn travel: Festivals, experiences and how to avoid the crowds in Europe

Here are the writer's picks for the best vacation spots between June and September. PHOTOS: RONAN O'CONNELL
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SINGAPORE – With flight prices around the world still trending high, the surest way to bag an affordable ticket is to book early.

January may have just gone by, but you can start dreaming of summer and autumn vacations – from festivals in South Korea and Ireland to whale-watching in Australia. In Europe, go beyond tourist hot spots Rome and Paris to avoid the crowds.

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