Tippe and Ben talk about their favorite time to travel: shoulder season! Shoulder season is sandwiched between the peak and off-peak seasons, typically during the spring and fall months, but sometimes during other months for some destinations. Shoulder season is a great time to travel because it doesn’t have all the crowds that are common with peak season, and you’ll also see lower prices and, for the most part, decent weather.
Travel Tales: Exploring the nation’s capital and the Christmas markets in EuropeBen talks about the difference between traveling to Washington D.C. in September versus July, and how many places he got to visit in one day due to smaller crowds. Tippe shares why she loves traveling to Europe around the holidays to visit the Christmas markets
Travel Tips: How to maximize shoulder seasonBen and Tippe provide some tips on how to make the most of shoulder season wherever you go and why you shouldn’t be afraid to take a trip outside peak seasons:
- Shoulder season can be different for different destinations, so do your research.
- Be flexible with your destinations and dates, so you can get the most value out of your trip.
- Plan your trips around the activities you want to do.
- Do your research about the dates — other states and countries may have holidays or other events that could impact your experience.