Spring fever has fully set in now, so let’s talk about the spring travel forecast for 2017.
- More people overall are taking vacations, more are traveling solo and more are working to unplug while they’re away. See more details here.
- While perhaps not the most visited spring destinations, these spots vie for the most stunning.
- For a spring break on a budget, check out these top spots.
- Not looking to fly? How about a road trip! Check out this list of America’s best spring drives.
- What says spring more than flowers? See the season bloom via these beautiful Instagram images from around the world.
It feels a little early to say we’re out of the woods on another winter, but it’s been feeling pretty spring-like, so this week, we’re talking spring break travel.
- Spring means spring break, and if you want to travel, but don’t want to pay the outrageous rates that come along with it, check out this article about the cheapest places to travel and when during this season.
- Air travel is expected to hit a record 140 million passengers this spring, thanks to more reasonable fares. In return, airlines are bringing out bigger, newer jets and hiring more employees to meet the demand.
- While spring break used to mean hitting a beach with thousands of your closest college friends, it seems kids these days (yeah, I’m old enough to say that) are looking for a more worldly experience – often heading to Europe or more culturally complex cities in the U.S.
- In fact, Americans in general seem to be looking beyond their own borders when it comes to where they’re headed this spring, with destinations like Canada, South Africa, India and China rounding out the top ten most popular spots.
Technically, spring is here. And if you’re anything like me, it’s time to start thinking about a vacation to a place that is spring in practice as well as in theory.
- Spring is a great time to travel because rates are generally lower than during the summer. For example, rooms in places like Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle are down between 13-20% at this time of year and in some international destinations, like Turkey, they’ve dropped almost 30%.
- There’s a new travel trend taking hold this spring: hobby travel. Vacations dedicated to exploring your favorite books and authors, wine tasting, scientific research, religion – you get the idea.
- In case you haven’t grasped the power of photography in travel marketing, check out these gorgeous photo albums of spring around the world.
- In the mood for a road trip this spring? RV sales and rentals are on the rise.
The best time to vacation is in the summertime, right? The kids have off, the weather is nice and it just seems like the right time to get away. But traveling in the summer also means elevated prices, hoards of people and depending where you go, sweltering summer heat. Have you ever tried traveling during the shoulder season?
- Shoulder season sits between peak traveling season, summer, and low traveling season, winter. Traveling during spring and autumn awards you several great perks.
- By traveling during shoulder season, you’ll avoid peak season crowds, enjoy pleasant spring, late summer or early autumn weather and save a lot of money while you do it.
- Here’s some advice for traveling shoulder season. Beware of limitations on transportation and seasonal attractions, plan climate appropriate activities and prepare yourself for potentially uncooperative weather.
- Since spring and autumn tend to be rainy, make sure to have a back-up plan.
- Need some ideas for good shoulder season travel? These 5 destinations are great for fall travel.
Fall is coming up, giving you the perfect opportunity to plan a vacation to travel during shoulder season. Where will your travels lead you this autumn?