If you can’t handle the heat, run away from it. Actually, don’t run—that’ll just make you hotter; drive to McCarran and fly away.
How much: WestJet round-trip flights start at $482. Why you should go: See contemporary dance at the Agora de la Danse, go antiquing along Amherst Street and attend the world’s largest comedy festival, Just for Laughs. Homesick? Visit the Casino de Montreal and its more than 100 table games and 3,000 slot machines.
How much: Virgin Atlantic round-trip flights start at $1,544. Why you should go: You need to know two things about London: You’re going to love it, and it’s going to cost twice as much as you think. See the Ferris wheel that inspired Vegas’ Ferrismania, the London Eye. Catch a show at a West End theater, and shop along Oxford Street. Then come back with a deeper appreciation of Vegas’ low cost of living.
How much: Condor round-trip flights start at $1,350. Why you should go: Cycle the German Wine Route, relax in the Neuzelle Abbey Garden and gape at the majestic Herrenchiemsee Palace. And try to score a job! Germany and France just launched a “New Deal” for the EU’s unemployed youth (just don’t tell them you’re American).
Seoul-Incheon, South Korea
How much: Korean Air round-trip flights start at $1,687. Why you should go: Who knows what might go down between North and South Korea? Now is the time to see Seoul. Walk the mountains of Seorak-san park, eat barbecue and visit the former capitol, Gyeongju. Then get home safely.