Plan Today For Fall Travel

Plan Today For Fall Travel


After a late start due to a cool spring, you took off the cover to your swimming pool a month ago and finally got full use of it over the Independence Day weekend. Cool water, refreshing sunshine and a more languid lifestyle has you enjoying the best of what the summer season offers. Enjoy it while it is here, because in two months time you’ll be closing up the pool, purchasing mums and pumpkins, and getting ready for cooler weather.

New HampshireWith this in mind, you’ll want to make your fall travel arrangements now instead of waiting until Labor Day or later. Nature lovers who enjoy the leaves when they change to red, brown, gold and yellow, know that the best places to visit to take it all in are those places over run with tourists. However, if you don’t book early, then you may miss out on prized lodging and be forced to settle for a run down room on the outskirts of town or even up staying at home.

Call Now – Many of the more popular inns across New England are booked solid throughout the leaf changing season. Operators of these resorts make their most money during a brief period in the fall with some making money during the winter months too if they are conveniently located near ski areas. Even if the inn you like is generally booked up for several years in advance, they may have an opening on one or two weekday nights. If you’re flexible, then you stand a chance of securing a highly desirable room where all of the action is taking place.

Consider A Tour – Most leaf lovers prefer the solitude of a quiet inn with a relaxed way of visiting and enjoying the landscape. However, if you can’t find a place to stay on your own, consider joining a tour group who will whisk you around by bus and one who has already blocked off dozens of rooms at a local hotel. Be warned that this option can be quite expensive, but if you’ve tried and failed to secure a room on your own and money is no object, then this option could suit you.

Fly West – New England and other northeastern US destinations aren’t the only places where leaf viewing is primo. Consider the upper peninsula of Michigan or, if you can, travel out to Colorado where some locations offer peak leaf viewing while it is still September.  Don’t forget Canada where September is the peak viewing month in many areas.

Go To Europe – Leaf peepers who relish the fall season know that Europe is one area where the colors are fabulous too. From the UK to Finland down through Germany and across Russia, trees do their best to turn color and they do it amongst some of the oldest communities in the world. Oktoberfest is a German celebration that offers the chance for leaf peepers to enjoy their beer and bratwurst while also taking in the scenery.

Southern Hemisphere – Of course, if you are planning a trip to South America or to Australia and New Zealand, our spring season is there fall season which means that some of the trees in those areas also change. Many of the trees in Australia are not native, meaning that they were brought in from Europe. March-May is when leaf peepers show up down under, a different time of the year but a colorful one at that.

So if your travel plans are flexible and your finances solid, you’ll probably be able to take in leaf viewing this fall season. By booking early, you can ensure that you’ll obtain a decent rate while saving on other travel related expenses.

Adv. – The season of travel is now upon us! is your one stop travel portal offering information about US destinations with tips on overseas travel in the works. In the meantime, you can save on airfare, rail travel, lodging, special events and so much more, by comparing prices and looking for last minute deals.


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Matthew C. Keegan

Matt Keegan is a freelance writer and editor as well as publisher of "Matt's Musings", his personal blog. Matt covers campus, consumer, business and financial topics on various websites and blogs, and has been published in the "Houston Chronicle", "Sam's Club Magazine" and "Wisconsin Golfer".