MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, KENYA
In August Kenya is dry and cool, which signals the start of the great migration where herds of wildebeest and zebra depart the Serengeti for Kenya’s Mara region where wildlife spotting is at its very best.
BLACK ROCK DESERT, NEVADA
In August you can experience the mesmerizing social experiment/annual cult gathering known as Burning Man in the Mojave Desert. Tens of thousands of resilient individuals take their bikes and Winnebagos out to Black Rock City to live out a week of artistic self-expression, self-reliance and camaraderie.
GALAPAGOS ISLAND, ECUADOR
August is high season in the Galápagos as the weather has cooled down and here you can spot whales off Isabella Island and sea lions and giant tortoises.
Detroit was once a town in dire straits, but has recently become an incubator for development, welcoming sleek new hotels, a redesigned riverfront park, luxury retail outlets and numerous new restaurants. The weather in August is also beautiful which gives you a chance to be outdoors and explore.
Slovenia’s capital is a fun spot to visit in August, imagine a downtown free of cars and more trees than you’d expect found everywhere from Tivoli Park to its two-century-old botanical gardens and the food here is amazing.