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School’s out for much of the world right now, meaning you’ll be doing the high season hustle and competing for selfie room if you don’t pick the right places to travel in August. Of course, sometimes it’s worth joining the throng and getting stuck in, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find lesser-known spots or quieter corners to enjoy if that’s what you’re after. Need some nuggets of inspiration? From the wilds of Alaska and East Africa’s plains to palm-fringed Pacific isles and wintery South America, here are our top picks for where to go in August.