I am a big time superfan (You know what word I’m sick of hearing? Superfood. It’s not like it’s donning a cape and flying into my mouth, knocking the Oreos out of my hands along the way…) of off-season travel. I’ve been to Paris in November, San Juan in July, Dubrovnik in March, and on and on. Wanna know why? Good, cause I’m dying to tell you:
Affordability: Uh, duh. I guess you all saw this one coming a mile or 8 away. BUT IT’S SO TRUE! Off-season travel means less expensive everything, from your airline tickets to your hotel stays. Being a little chilly or a little toasty on our trips often means that we’re able to afford to take more of them than we might otherwise. I’m not saying to go to India during monsoon season—sometimes off-season travel just won’t make sense, financially or monsoony speaking— but I am saying if you can juggle your dates a bit and still be comfortable and see what you want to see, it’s worth a look. When we traveled to Jackson last October, we stayed in what would be a $400-a-night hotel during the summer for $119 bucks. Sure, there was a nip in the air, but it wasn’t like I was in Wyoming to sunbathe—plus, the room had a fireplace. How could I resist?
So there you have it ... Just a few of the reasons why we'll always look into an off-season trip before we book a prime-time one.
Now, I've gotta get back to reading my guide to Morocco - Gotta prepare for Marrakech in winter. Brrr!
Where are my fellow off-seasoners? Any tips and tricks?