When choosing a destination for travel, there are a lot of factors that go into your decision. If you’re traveling with your friends or family, you’ll need to find a time that works for everyone. If money is an issue, you’ll have to give yourself enough time to save up. And if you have a specific place already picked out, you’ll want to find the best time to experience all that that area has to offer.
Because all this planning and decision making can be time consuming and strenuous, here’s a little help for making your travel plans a little simpler.
For The Price
When you’re basing your travel plans on price, there are certain times of the year that are better for travelling than others. According to Rick Seaney of Fare Compare, the more optimal times for travel are called “dead zones.” These specific times throughout the year are called dead zones because there is generally less travel taking place on these days.
Dead zones usually fall between major holidays where a lot of travel takes place, like between Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, another major dead zone, according to CNN contributor Stephanie Oswald, are the months between New Year’s and Spring Break. This is the ideal time to travel to places that are known for being very crowded, like Disney and other theme parks or monuments. The money and time you can save by travelling during dead zones will make the potentially more inconvenient timing worth your while.
For The Experience
While travelling on a budget is a necessity for some, there are others who can travel with only the experience in mind.According to BestTimeToGo.com, there are certain times when it’s best to visit certain places around the world if you’re looking for amazing adventure and unforgettable memories. These suggestions for where to visit during each season are based on the holidays and culture in each country and the climate you’ll experience there.
Spring- Oceania, North America and Europe.
Summer- Europe, Asia and North America.
Fall- The Middle East, Oceania and Central and South America.
Winter- Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
For many people, it’s possible to get the best of both worlds—you really can travel to an exciting and beautiful part of the world without having to spend an arm and a leg. And for individuals, couples, families or friends who enjoy spending time with their loved ones in places where they can experience new and different things but are still interested in sticking to a budget, striking the right balanced based off the recommendations above may be the right choice for you. So get out there and find your new favorite place to visit!