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Tips For Avoiding Hurricanes While Traveling In Season (VIDEO)

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Hurricane Earl is heading for the East Coast (and the coast of North Carolina is facing evacuations), but that doesn't stop people from making travel plans to the Caribbean this time of year.

Karen Schaler, author of "Travel Therapy", provided tips to ABC News on how to avoid hurricanes while traveling to the Caribbean during hurricane season.

Though we often expect hurricanes mostly in August, hurricane season actually runs from June 1st through November 30th. While that's a long stretch of time, travelers can save up to 75% off Caribbean vacations during this period.

Schaler suggests avoiding the northern Caribbean (like the Bahamas) and Mexico if your travel plans are at all flexible; head instead to the Caribbean's southern most islands, including Grenada, Aruba, Bonaire, Barbados, and Curaçao, which are more likely to evade storms.

For more travel tips, check out the video below.

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