You may think of travel as a summer activity, but fall is actually the perfect time! Traveling during the fall is an off-season time to travel which typically means fewer crowds and lower prices. Traveling around the holidays is expensive and costly, so this may be your last chance until next summer. The benefits of traveling in the fall make it more than worth it to start planning your last-minute vacation today!
Choosing a Destination
Fall traveling can be done with one of two goals in mind. First, you could aim to travel to a location that’s typically popular during the summer or winter so there are fewer crowds. The second option is to find a destination that’s the most beautiful in the fall and travel during that peak time. Get online and check out various destinations before you decide on the best destination for your family.
Create a Plan
Once you’ve chosen a destination, you can start planning the rest of the trip. Create a list of “must-see” places and activities during your vacation. Remember to stick to your original budget and don’t be afraid to visit local, less touristy areas. Traveling during an offseason typically requires a little more creativity when it comes to entertainment since some of the traditional tourist options may be shut down for the season.
Fall Essentials to Pack
Packing for fall travels is different than packing for a summer vacation. Look into the weather for your destination and pack accordingly but remember to pack for your trip to and from that destination as well. Common fall essentials include jeans, a travel-size umbrella, and waterproof luggage. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, don’t forget your allergy medication! Falling leaves cause an influx of allergens in the air and the last thing you need is to be miserable on vacation. Cooler temps bring dryer air too, so now’s the time to invest in a great moisturizer and lip balm. If you’ll be flying, put those in your carry on for easy access! Finally, a light sweater or cardigan is great to throw in just in case some unexpectedly cooler temperatures interrupt your trip.
Fall travel is a great way to see what this season looks like in different regions. Enjoy this calm travel before the stress of the holidays’ sets in before you know it! Above all else, remember to relax and have fun. This is a vacation after all!