Of the many mistakes a lot of travelers make, one of the most common is being dismissive of traveling in the off-season. While there are many obvious benefits to visiting a destination during its peak travel season, and even quite a few perks of visiting during shoulder season, there’s a pretty good argument to be made for only traveling somewhere when tourism is at its lowest point.[slideshow:104552]
For many reasons, traveling somewhere during the low season often means a more relaxed getaway. Not only is it a financially savvy move, but you’ll also find you’ll be dealing with fewer tourists and friendlier locals.
Travel can be stressful enough from just the hassle of booking flights to making sure you’ve packed everything you need and done it properly, so there’s no need to up your stress levels by heading to a destination at the same time as hordes of other people.
The less stress you have on a vacation, the more fun it’ll be, but that’s just one of the many reasons you should only travel in the off-season.