By the end of 2018, the United States will have experienced one of its worst economic collapses in history.
The global financial crisis in 2008, which plunged the U.S. economy into a tailspin and caused the nation to lose half of its wealth, will be remembered as the Great Recession.
Yet the nation still has some of the most lavish and comfortable luxury vacations in the world, and the economy is still growing, according to the Travel Industry Association.
This year, we look at five of the top destinations for vacationers this year.
Read more: The world’s best travel destinations by cost and destination in 2018