As fall approaches and we ready ourselves for travel, we all need to make sure we have the best travel tips to make fall vacation one to remember. You might be wondering how fall vacationing tips could differ from any other season, but they do. Fall is a unique time of year where you can get a special mix of cool and and warm weather.
1. Ocean trip?
So, you might be considering a nice beach vacation. While that sounds lovely, remember that it is fall, so taking a dip in the water might not be as enjoyable as you think. And if you plan on traveling to another country that is warmer, know that others have that same idea, so be prepared for that.
2. Where to go
One of the best travel tips that I could give to fall travelers is to take advantage of the season and travel to a place to see the fall trees. Beaches always look the same, go someplace where you can take advantage of seeing the trees turn beautiful colors like red and orange.
It is a great way to get into the fall season and still get beautiful and colorful scenery. So maybe this might be a great time to go on that log cabin trip you’ve been putting off…
3. Take advantage of the season’s activities
While you are taking that log cabin trip, why don’t you go into town for some cider and travel to an orchard? Wherever you decide to go, look to see if there are orchards around or festivals that you could attend. They are a great way to get some fall favorites and to get into the holiday spirit.
For those of you who have an unnatural obsession with pumpkin spice (something which I have never tried), you are sure to enjoy a nice fall festival, since that has become the star of the season. Can’t you just hear my enthusiasm? 🙂
4. When to go
Any list of useful travel tips should always include a list of the best times to travel. Since fall travel is t its worst during October and November, stick to early fall. Kids are usually going back to school in August and September, so September is probably your best bet.
If you find that you don’t like crowded areas or younger children when you vacation,this would be your best chance to avoid both during the fall season. There are exceptions though. I went on a heavily child filled cruise in February, so do your research for your particular destination.
5. Dress for Success
Since it is getting cooler outside, another one of my travel tips would be to pack some warmer clothing to take with you. You never know how the weather might change while you’re gone or in the place where you’re going to.
You don’t have to bring a whole different wardrobe, but pack a sweater or an outfit that could be worn in case the weather doesn’t agree with your plans.
6. Be mindful of your own schedule
Since you are traveling in the fall, there aren’t many breaks during that season or at all if you are not a student, so you need to be prepared for what that will cost you. Work doesn’t take any days off, so I would be sure that your travel plans don’t coincide with a very busy time.
You don’t have to care, but you better get tons of sleep because the work on your desk will be there bright and early when you return!
7. Fall playlist
No matter how you plan on going to your destination, you need to have a rocking playlist! Since it’s fall, go for those songs that are as warm and cozy as an apple and cinnamon candle. While you’re at it, just go ahead and look up Utada who sings a song called Apples and Cinnamon. It would be great on the playlist!