Greece is home to some 6,000 islands and islets, jewels strewn throughout the cobalt Aegean Sea. Every year, millions of visitors disembark from cruise ships, sailboats, ferries and airplanes to visit sought-after destinations like Santorini, Crete and Mykonos.
Most visitors come between spring and fall, because although the islands bring to mind white-sand beaches and tropical waters, the area actually turns chilly and windy come October. While you’ll experience significantly fewer visitors during the fall and winter months, you’ll also have to combat the chances of rough seas (which can delay or cancel ship routes), high winds and occasional blasts of cold air.
If you don’t mind skipping the beach and staying on dry land during your stay, the offseason means cheaper prices, better (and less distracted) service at restaurants and fewer crowds at top designations and popular attractions and sites, all of which can lead to a more positive experience if crowds aren’t your thing.
Still, you may find museums have reduced hours, that days are shorter and offer less time for exploring and taking photographs in sunlight and that you’ll need to pack more clothing for the cold season.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.
With the NFL season in full swing and games already booked for months, there’s more than one reason to look forward to cheering on your favorite team. What better way to celebrate (or mourn a loss) after a game than visiting some great bars within walking distance of these massive NFL stadiums?
More and more travelers want to feel good about the hotel they stay in and the trips they take. They want to know their vacation isn’t harming the environment and local community they are visiting. These hotels go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to local communities, employees, the environment and more.