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Spend Less with Off-Season Traveling!
I’ve begun planning for my wife’s and my 25th wedding anniversary. We’ve dreamed of international travel – so I’ve been doing my SavingsAngel research.
What if you are eager to travel internationally in the years ahead but you think the cost is inaccessible? As the SavingsAngel, my goal is to help you get a four or five-star experience at two or three-star prices.
One of the best ways to reduce your expenses across the board (transportation, accommodations, and even dining and activities) is to travel in the off-season.
As a bonus, you can beat the crowd and have a more relaxing and authentic experience.
Here are some of the travel destinations that are known for much better off-season pricing:
Mexico can actually be a budget-friendly destination year-round. However, June to November is the ideal time to visit the country to get all-inclusive hotel discounts, and airlines slash their rates. Even though these months are the hurricane season, you can still enjoy the less-crowded beaches like you are in your own private resort. Plus, most shops, restaurants, and attractions decrease their prices during the summer season.
When in Mexico, enjoy the amazing cenotes or take a day trip to Chichen Itza where you can enjoy the sights.
If you are planning to visit New Zealand, there are fewer tourists during the months of March to November. If you love snowboarding and skiing, the months of June to August is the best time to visit the country.
Traveling in New Zealand during the off months will give you the opportunity to meet the locals. Plus, the nature is stunning and if you are a sporty person, there are a lot of activities to enjoy in the country.
Do you want to enjoy a beach winter or spring escape but you are on a budget? Why don’t you try visiting Barbados?
This charming Carribean island may be small in size, but it attracts those who are looking for both a luxurious and affordable taste of the island life. While bigger islands can give you a better deal, the smaller ones can give you a more private experience. The beaches are more pristine on the west coast while the east coast, which is more rugged, is a good spot for surfing and kayaking. When taking a trip to the island, don’t forget to swim with the turtles, dive, and snorkel along the colorful coral reefs.
The country quiets down during the late fall and winter, but there are plenty of things to do in Greece all year-round.
You can walk the ruins of Olympia, climb the Acropolis or participate in a traditional Greek sirtaki dance. You can also join tours, which include a cruise around Santorini, Mykonos, and other islands along the Aegean Sea.
There is a reason why tourists love going to Thailand: It’s affordable.
If you want to enjoy better deals and fewer crowds, visit Thailand during the rainy season which starts during mid-May until mid-October. Although these months are very rainy, the rain showers typically hit during the afternoon or evening and only last for an hour or two.
Get in a full day of sightseeing or go on a food crawl or spa escape. Domestic flights are cheap as well. If you are craving the beach, visit the islands of Koh Samui or Koh Pangan which stay relatively dry the whole year.
Hawaii is a popular destination any time of year, but a lot of visitors visit the state during the wintertime.
Although the islands do not have a traditional low season, autumn is considered the off-season, particularly during late September until the middle of November.
Having been stationed here while in the Navy, I can share that the weather in Hawaii is fairly consistent, with temperatures ranging from 70°-80°F. This means, you can go around the coast and enjoy different activities like surfing, kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling.
Croatia is known as the more affordable destination in Europe. And this is true especially if you are traveling during fall, the off-season.
When traveling around Croatia during fall, you can still enjoy the beautiful beaches and the warm weather, minus the crowds. You can find picture-perfect stretches of sand and the forest-covered mountains in the North Adriatic coast. You can also take a stroll along the Plitvice Lakes National Park, with its lush greenery, the lakes and waterfalls, and the clear waters.
The Bahamas is always on top of people’s travel bucket list. But if you want to escape the crowd and get more value from your money, travel during autumn.
Autumn allows you to enjoy some private beach time. Along with enjoying the beach, you can also swim along with the dolphins on Blue Lagoon Island, seek amusement at Paradise Island Water Park, tour Eleuthera Island, or cruise into Castaway Cay.
The best time to visit one of California’s best-known northern cities is from September to November when there are fewer tourists.
These months are also the perfect time to go to the beach. You can head down to the waterfront at Fisherman’s Wharf, spend time at Union Square, enjoy a day at the Presidio, or take in the view from the Twin Peaks.
Because you’re on a budget does not mean that you cannot enjoy what the world has to offer. You can get more value out of your money if you plan your trips for off-season traveling.
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