Why Travelling In Fall Is Better Than Summer

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:


Kyoto photo diary

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.



kiyomizu dera

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.



paris in fall

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!


paris in fall

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!


budapest markets

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.

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  • Reply
    September 21, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    I grew up in a place without seasons (Florida) and lived overseas in Japan, which definitely has them. Now that I’ve moved back to the sunshine state I am missing them terribly.

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      September 28, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      That’s awesome you got to live in Japan that must have been amazing! When I lived in Townsville Australia it was the same thing it just got hot and then slightly cool during “winter.”
      Thanks for commenting Kaley!

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    Like A Lady
    September 18, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I 110% agree with you! Everyone is so excited for Summer and I’m like nooooooooooo. Here in Southern Utah Summer lasts way to long and gets way to hot. We barely get any trees changing color.

    We try to travel in September, October, November as much as possible. Cheaper, cooler, and less people! We hope to go to Japan soon. Are the leaves still changing in November or is it too late?

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      September 28, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      I know everyone goes crazy for summer! I think I would burst into flames if I lived in Utah you must be boiling! Fall is really the best time for travelling! And no November’s a perfect time to see the leaves! We were in Kyoto on the 23 and 24 and the leaves were at their peak and then they start to fall after that :] I hope you get to see them it’s gorgeous

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    September 8, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Ah, I love fall (or, as we call it in Australia, autumn). I particularly love the not-too-hot-not-too-cold clothes! And the fact it’s quieter and cheaper are just added bonuses!
    Chalsie x
    Wayfare | Travel & Life Blog

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      September 10, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      I agree! It’s so nice being able to travel and not be so hot you have to call it a day and your not freezing trying to trudge through snow 😀

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    September 8, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Definitely agree! Great post!

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      September 10, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks Phoebe! (if that’s your real name then I am extremely jealous)

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    September 8, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Preach it girl! I also love fall way more than summer! Specifically for the clothes and style. Plus, I’m allergic to the sun and sweating (good times!).

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      September 10, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      Haha I forgot to mention sweating! We’re in the same boat I get weird phantom hives that don’t leave and am curled in the nearest shaded area. Fall trumps all 😀
      Thanks for commenting Isabel!

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    Growing Positive
    September 8, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Glad you’re enjoying your trip in Europe, autumn truely is a wonderful season. Can’t wait till leaves are everywhere. I’ve always wanted to go Japan, saving up to go there for my next trip. Those photos you took of the red japanese trees look so stunning, another reason to go visit. They’ve always been one of my favourite plants. Looking forward to your next post 🙂

    Growing Positive | Francis

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      September 10, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      I’m very jealous you get to see the leaves change in the UK it must be really pretty there. Oh exciting!! You will love Japan it is amazing and cool and a culture shock in the best of ways. Aren’t there maple trees stunning? Make sure you go to Mt. Koya it’s a really pretty train ride and city/village :]


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