Letter From the Editor: October 2015
Crisp air, leaves turning colors, kids going back to school, and tasty treats are all indications of the fall season. I am not a fan of the colder weather, but I have to say this is one of my favorite times of year to travel. Traveling in the fall is one of the best times to see places I’d otherwise steer away from because of expense, crowds, and, well, basic tourist annoyances.
Most destinations around the world are on what’s known as the shoulder season (the time between the end of one high season and the beginning of another). This does a few things for most of us who love travel: airfares begin to drop and go on sale, all the summer tourists leave, and it’s not as hot as Hades in most destinations.
Europe is one of the best places to go this time of year. Though it can be rainy and cooler, you’re going to get into those coveted tourist sites you want to see much easier than you would have in June or July. If you’re a winter sports fan (I am not), now is the time to look for those winter destination airfare sales. If you’re not into the snow, keep in mind most tropical destinations book up fast for the winter season so get on it and book your trip before it’s sold out.
Regardless of your destination, I hope the season inspires you to go see somewhere you’ve never been.
Mary Anne Been