BEWARE! Taking a summer vacation can kill you!

The Dominican Republic recently turned into a death zone after six healthy Americans mysteriously died there β€” but that sun-drenched paradise is not the only popular destination that could prove fatal!

Your dream getaway can turn into a hellish fight for survival due to crime, disease, shoddy safety regulations or even Mother Nature β€” and GLOBE exposes the not-so-hot spots to avoid at all costs!

Renowned travel safety expert Gary L. Deel tells GLOBE: β€œThe best advice for any traveler is to do your homework on your destination β€” particularly with international travel.

Read GLOBE today to read about the dangers of international travel.