As the temperatures start to decrease, so do many of the crowds that overwhelm major European cities, especially along the Mediterranean coast. Take advantage of lower airfares and fewer tourists, and use the fall season to finally book that trip to these European locales, perfect places for off-season travel.
The rolling hills of Tuscany shine in the fall season as autumn colors come alive and Chianti grapes become ripe for picking (and tasting) in late September and early October. Book a vineyard tour to explore one of the world’s most picturesque wine regions.
South of France
It’s a lot easier to roam the streets of Nice and St. Tropez without the hordes of tourists who flock there in the summer. Book a daytrip to Èze or Monaco to extend your visit along the Côte d’Azur.
Before and after the rush of Oktoberfest, southern Germany is still warm enough for hiking, cycling and exploring the Bavarian forests. Stop at small towns for a pint of Bavarian beer while admiring the fall colors and the Alps in the distance.
South of Spain
If you’re not quite ready to leave summer behind, the sun in the south of Spain still shines well into fall. Swim in the Mediterranean one day and hike the Sierra Nevada mountains the next.
Atlantic winds may kick up come fall, but the shoulder season is the best time to visit this coastal country where temperatures are still warm enough to go without a jacket.
Although the end of this year’s hurricane season is fast approaching, there is still a chance a few of these dangerous ocean storms may pummel through coastal states with the potential to destroy a vacation. See below for a few ways to prepare yourself (and your trip) for a possible tropical storm.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
It can be difficult, loving beer and fitness and health at the same time. After all, beer has few, if any, health benefits. Is it possible to blend the two, so you’re never losing out? According to Athletic Brewing, it’s totally possible. Athletic Brewing claims it’s “changing the game by providing beer lovers with a way to live a healthy, active lifestyle while experiencing the rich, complex flavors of craft beer.”
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
While the United States has some seriously haunted cities, it’s difficult to compare with the U.K.’s ancient history and Eastern Europe’s dark past. Check out this list of the most haunted cities abroad before planning your next international getaway.