I hate summer. I really do. I hate the heat, I hate the bugs, I hate the sun beating down on you relentlessly and the shorts that girls have to wear nowadays? It’s either mom jeans or booty shorts there is no in-between. And another thing about summer that I don’t like is the heat bumps I get everywhere but maybe that’s to much information for you.. I dunno.
Anyways with summer falling behind us and autumn falling in front of us (see what I did there?) we find these colourful leaves lining our path and we begin to feel like this is the end of all adventure and summer romance (unless you’re me then fall and winter are the most romantic time of year).
But it’s not all loss and sorrow as summer comes to an end because while summer may be beaches, tans and sunshine travelling in fall has a lot to offer in its place. Soft morning light, crisp fresh air, the beauty of the leaves changing and falling unique to everywhere you are. Not to mention the universal tone of “Pumpkin Spice everything is coming.”
But if that’s not enough to get you excited about travelling in fall then here are my 5 reasons why fall kicks summers buns:
In the fall you have the best of both worlds. You are not too hot and not too cold while travelling. You can pack thin layers and get all bundled and cute while exploring. The evenings may get cooler but what more excuse do you need than to try out the local coffee shop or head in doors to a fancy restaurant.
Everything is picture perfect. What’s more beautiful than taking photos in the falling leaves with a little overcast? No much. The hues leaves make are so rustic and romantic that even the cheesiest of photos will look magical. If you’re travelling to non-leaf changing places like Thailand then there is still a benefit because it won’t be melting point heat.
You can travel in style. I don’t know about you but to me fall is the time for fashion. This touches in the first point but you are not too hot and not too cold in fall. You can wear cute dresses or Pinterest styled clothes. You can throw on that cute knitted sweater and toss on a beanie you have in some bin in your house. Not to mention big soft scarfs! Knitted things galore!
Prices are cheaper. Everyone’s back at school or off at their jobs but for those of us who have the time to travel in the fall you will notice a lot of the hotels and tourist stuff is cheaper because of the low season. Take advantage!
It is the beginning of Japan’s Fall Foliage Season and Europe’s Christmas Markets. What more excuse do you need than to run away to Europe to sip warm wine and eat chimney cakes? I know I didn’t. I saw what the Christmas Markets looked like online and said, “**** it.” And booked my ticket. Almost two years later here I am today telling you that that was the best decision of my life.
What season do you prefer to travel in? Do you like the heat or are you like me and prefer the cold? Hope your long weekend was lovely! I spent mine freezing in the rain at a festival.