Europe is always a top choice during the summer vacations, but if you are thinking of a climbing, hiking, biking sort of a vacation, it can be too hot in many places to really make the most of it. So, if you are going for late availability on this one, consider the age ranges and whether they can be active in the heat. A lot of family activity vacations, such as in Lake Skadar, Montenegro, or on the island of Vis, in Croatia, take that into consideration, and start your day a bit earlier to avoid the hottest part of the day. Inland Croatia, such as Velebit National Park, doesn’t get as much attention as the coast, but family vacations there are superb. Other last minute vacation places to consider during the long break include Finland, where it is a bit cooler, but with long days to really squeeze every moment of fun out of the vacation. And if you head to Canada, Colorado or some of the northern national parks of the USA, you can still find snow in July sometimes, but glistening lakes and rivers to kayak down too. It is also still warm and lovely in Vietnam at this time of year, albeit with a few monsoon showers to cool you down, but on a family adventure kayaking along Halong Bay or swimming in Hoi An, you won’t worry too much about the odd splash.