Traveling the globe is exhilarating, educating, and perspective shifting. It can also be exhausting, stressful and CROWDED if you are vying for space at the same time as everyone else – ie during school vacations. The solution? The shoulder season!
For those of you that can, consider taking advantage of the down times and head out to explore the globe in the months of March, April, September, October, and November. If you are in school, work in a school or have school age children, this may not be an option for your family travel, but could be the perfect time for a romantic getaway for two! And once the kids have been successfully launched, you can grab your group of 2 or 10 and take full advantage of the off peak months to get out and experience the world!
To further persuade you why these are the ideal months to GO GLOBAL, here are the TOP 5 Reasons to travel in the off season…
1 – Avoid the Crowds! One of the main reasons to travel during shoulder season is because fewer people are traveling. You can experience popular attractions, the most coveted restaurants, and unique activities without having to deal with long lines, wait times, and overcrowding. You will also find that the beaches, parks, and other outdoor spaces are more peaceful when you have them to yourself.
2 – Better Deals! Shoulder season often means lower prices on flights, accommodation, and activities. Many airlines, hotels, and tour operators offer special deals and discounts during the shoulder season to entice travelers to visit during their slower time to attract more visitors. You can save money on your trip and enjoy more activities and experiences without breaking the bank.
3 – Better Weather! Shoulder season often offers milder temperatures and more comfortable weather making it the perfect time to explore. Avoid the hot and humid Summer temps so you can spend more time outdoors enjoying your destination.
4 – A More Authentic Experience! When you avoid the peak season crowds, you can get closer to your destination’s culture and way of life. With fewer tourists, you’ll be experience the place with the people that actually live there, not just people passing through.
5 – Less Stress! Traveling during shoulder season offers a much more relaxed pace of travel. The lines are shorter! The reservations are more plentiful! It is more likely that you can do what you want to do when you want to do it, because there are fewer people competing for that space.
It is thanks to these very compelling reasons that the shoulder seasons are becoming increasingly popular. We can work with you to determine the best time to visit your desired destination OR the best destination to visit at your desired time. As your travel advisor, our expertise lies in closely monitoring the fluctuations in lodging and flight availability to inform you of the best time to book at a price that suits your budget.
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