Let us give you some things to think about.
You've chosen your destination... now you need to decide when to go.
When will you have the best weather?
Is there a best season to travel?
If you're like us you have a hook.... wildlife, castles, cultures.
We've always had to plan our vacation TIME a year in advance... if not our destinations, so we plan for a couple of weeks in the spring and fall. The weather is good almost anywhere in the world in those shoulder seasons, and most places are less crowded, but....
We're not going to give you hard, fast suggestions; we just want to remind you what you should be thinking about so your dream trip WILL be a dream trip and not turn into a nightmare. It won't just be when the kids are out of school or when it's summer where you live. Think about what will be the best time to go for where you're going and what you want to see. What is the best season; when will you have the best weather for what you want to do. Here are some things to think about...
I could go on and on. I just wanted to get you thinking about when to go on your trip. Let me give you some examples.
Other times we go in shoulder seasons... there are fewer crowds, we can just drive up or fly in and find accommodations, and we can really ramble at our own pace and just plan our days as we go. You may run into a little more rain in shoulder seasons, and some tourist attractions may have shorter hours, but you'll probably save money. So when you're thinking about when to go, we do advise at least thinking about shoulder seasons.
The tigers went looking for those water holes, and they were easier to see when they couldn't hide in tall grasses. We saw tigers every day! We were so excited that putting up with the heat was worth it.
When to go? I guess October is NOT the time to dive in Honduras. Our friends gave us permission to use this little video to show you just how much rain they put up with (and ended up leaving a week early!)
Take this as a lesson. The off season can be OK for some places and some activities, but just do enough research so you know what you're getting into!
Here's an interesting website to check for helping you decide when to go: Best Time To Go.com Put in the continent and city you want information on and they'll tell you rainfall and temperature, approximately how much it will cost you per day, when the holidays are, and it even gives you some hotels and helps you connect to local help.
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