Fall is what we travel folks like to call a shoulder season. For those of you not in the know, shoulder season = good deals.
Like it or not (I do not), summer is winding down. The days are getting shorter and it won’t be long before we feel that familiar nip in the air. Pumpkin spice is coming. But good news, lovers of travel – so is shoulder season!
- Shoulder what? Shoulder season is the time between the high season and the low season for travel destinations. Think spring and fall.
- Obviously, shoulder season travel can present a few challenges. You know, like hurricanes. But thoughtful planning around the few drawbacks it might present can yield some high returns – like big time travel deals.
- Other cool perks of shoulder season vacations? Fewer people (did I mention I hate crowds?). Way fewer people. And cooler weather. Even food is cheaper!
- Check out these awesome destinations that are way more affordable in the shoulder season.
Fall is full of festivals. But they’re more than just fun. They play an important role in tourism.
The fall season brings us lots of exciting festivals! Celebrations of fall flavors, foliage and even some unconventional fun. Here are some of the best in the U.S.
Of course, there are plenty of local festivals for you to attend as well. Don’t miss out on celebrating this wonderful season!
This weekend marks the official start of fall travel season! So we’re giving you the “best” “best of’s” for fall travel. Check out the best…
Happy fall, everyone!
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?
The stresses of visiting the family, impressing the in-laws or being responsible for a dinner of 30 can really defer you from the joys of the holidays. No matter how you’re spending this Thanksgiving, we hope to help relieve your stress so you can enjoy the holiday’s finer things, like mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.
We hope you enjoy your holiday! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
As the leaves are changing, are you looking for a change of pace in your life as well? Fall can be one of the most beautiful times for travel, so squash your boredom, leaf your desk and fall for these autumn travel trips. (Are we being too corny?)
Let’s start off with some eye candy: America’s Best Fall Color Drives, which includes a shout out to Wisconsin’s Driftless Region. And Wisconsinites can track the best time for a drive with this fall color report.
If you’re really looking to get away, plan for these fall 2012 trips, or check out America’s Best Cities for fall travel.
A trip to the apple orchard is a fall must. Here are the best in the U.S.. And, if you’re from the area, check out Wisconsin’s apple orchards and pumpkin patches.
Finally, don’t miss these steals, abcnews.com’s Exclusive Fall Travel Deals.
Now get out and enjoy that crisp autumn air. Happy fall!
If this summer left you short on budget, short on time and short on motivation for travel, your second chance is just around the bend. Shoulder season travel occurs in the off-season, when most folks are less likely to travel. This Link Friday will focus on the dynamics of shoulder season travel, and why you should be taking part in it.
Good luck with your travel plans! Thanks for reading!