Reasons to Travel in the Autumn

All around the world, holidaymakers wait until the temperature spikes and the humidity settles in before they take their vacation. The summer is the most popular time to take a break and that’s the same pretty much everywhere. It’s when most of the workforce gets enough time off work. It’s when the kids are out of school. And it’s when the weather is at its finest for most tropical or water-based destinations.

However, taking you holidays in the summer also mean that your trip will cost you a whole lot more and you’ll be dealing with crowds wherever you go. So instead of focusing on a July or August trip, think about planning a vacation in October or November.

Here are just a few of the many reasons why taking an autumn trip is a great idea.

Autumn colors Photo: efilpera of Flickr

Autumn colors in the countryside

Four Reasons to travel in the Autumn

Plenty of Festivals

If you look around before you decide to take a trip, you can save money using an online voucher, and with that money saved you can have a blast at a festival. Throughout the Americas and Europe, you’ll find festivals popping up all over the place. From music-based festivities to the beer festivals of Germany, to wine or the truffles of Istria, a great festival is more than enough reason to travel in the autumn.

The Munich Oktoberfest Photo: Weiko of Flickr

The Octoberfest in Munich

The Changing Foliage

It’s all about the beauty in the autumn. Those yellows and browns and oranges and reds come together to create breathtaking beauty. The window is small here. Once the leaves change from green to their wide array of fall colors, they’re only weeks away from falling off. Viewing pictures is one thing, but seeing the actual foliage in Italy’s wine country or in the Appalachian Mountains in the USA is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Fall on the Blue Ridge Parkway Photo: Princess Stand in the Rain of Flickr

Fall on the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Money Saved

Travelling in the cooler months allows you to save on everything from airfare to your room stay. Plus you can probably find different vouchers out there, like an Expedia discount code, to help you save even more. All told, a fall vacation may only cost you about half of what the same holiday would in the summer – depending on the location and what you splurge on while there, of course.

Rome in the autumn Photo:  Ed Yourdon of Flickr

Rome in the autumn

Beat the crowds

You’d be surprised how different a city looks in the autumn compared to the summer, and it’s not only the different scenery that changes the atmosphere. It’s more of the fact that you’re not acting as someone else’s lint brush by rubbing up against them in a crowd. The cooler weather leaves most people at home daydreaming about beautiful beaches; meanwhile, the savvy vacationer is out there taking in the beauty and making memories in venues that are far less crowded.

Seasoned travellers already know that any time of year is the right time to travel. But if you haven’t thought about a fall vacation yet, you may want to take one. You can save money and see a different side of the attraction when the crowds disappeared. If you do have a festival or location in mind, remember to swing by MyVoucherCodes to see if you can save by using a promo code.

Photo credits: Autumn colors by efilpera, Octoberfest by Weiko,  Blue Ridge Parkway by Princess Stand in the Rain, and Rome in the autumn by  Ed Yourdon.

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  • Reply
    Audrey | That Backpacker
    December 2, 2012 at 7:36 am

    The changing colours and cooler temperatures make it a great time of year to travel! I really enjoyed fall in Seoul this year – the colours were so vibrant!

    • Reply
      Heather Cowper
      December 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      @Audrey – now that’s a part of the world I still have to visit

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