Where To Vacation Each Month Of The Year!

Are you looking for a vacation destination that's as unique and fun as you are? Well, let me tell you something: off-season travel is where it's at! Not only will you get to enjoy fantastic experiences without the crowds, but you'll also save money on flights, hotels, and attractions. Plus, you might even discover a new favorite spot that you never would have thought to visit before. So, let's get started with some off-season destinations that will tickle your funny bone! 

January

Reykjavik, Iceland. What better way to kick off the year than with a trip to the land of ice and fire? Sure, it may be a little chilly, but that just means you can bundle up in cozy woolen sweaters and sip piping-hot cocoa as you marvel at the northern lights. Plus, with fewer tourists around, you won't have to compete for space in the famous Blue Lagoon hot springs. Just watch out for the occasional erupting volcano – it's all part of the fun! 

February

Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is known for its charming historic district, but did you know that February is the perfect time to visit? You can enjoy the city's mild weather, explore the architecture and gardens, and even attend the Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show. Who knew home and garden shows could be so fun? 

Venice, Italy. Ah, Venice. The city of romance, canals, and... massive crowds of tourists. But fear not, for February is the perfect time to visit. Sure, it may be a little chilly and damp, but that just means you can snuggle up with your loved one under a blanket while you drift along the canals in a gondola. And with fewer tourists around, you can enjoy the stunning architecture and art of this unique city without feeling like you're in a sardine can 

March

Tokyo, Japan. Cherry blossom season is one of the most beautiful times to visit Japan, but it also happens to be one of the busiest. So why not go against the grain and visit during the off-season in March? Sure, you may not see as many pink petals, but you'll still get to experience the unique culture, cuisine, and cutting-edge technology that Tokyo has to offer. And with fewer tourists around, you won't have to worry about feeling like a salmon swimming upstream on the crowded streets. 

Sidenote: Did you know that temperature, humidity, and precipitation levels can all affect the timing of the cherry blossom bloom. A warmer winter and early spring can result in an earlier bloom, while a colder winter and spring can cause a later bloom. Mother nature has the final say so! 

 

April

Amsterdam, Netherlands. April in Amsterdam means tulips, bikes, and...wait for it...cheese! Yes, that's right, the city hosts the annual Amsterdam Cheese Festival in April. You can also enjoy the beautiful canals, museums, and cafes, all while feeling like a Dutch master. 

Cancun, Mexico. Cancun may be synonymous with spring break madness, but in April, things start to quiet down a bit. You can still enjoy the sunny beaches, crystal-clear waters, and tasty margaritas – just without the hordes of rowdy college students. And with lower prices on everything from flights to hotels to tacos, you can afford to treat yourself to a few extra rounds of guacamole. 

Interesting fact: Did you know that Mexico is home to the world's largest pyramid? Despite its impressive size, it can literally be overlooked, the reason being: The pyramid of Cholula is hidden under a mountain. The eye- catching construction is in fact the church built by the Spaniard conquerors on top of the pyramid. Want to get all the interesting facts and spots to visit in the Caribbean? Make sure to plan your next adventure with Natalie! Meet her HERE!

May

Bali, Indonesia. Bali may be a tropical paradise, but it's also a popular one. So why not visit during May, when the rainy season keeps most tourists away? Sure, you may get a little wet, but that just means you can splash around in the waterfalls and take a refreshing dip in the ocean without feeling like you're in a crowded public pool. And with lower prices and fewer people around, you can afford to upgrade to that luxurious villa with the private infinity pool. 

 

June

Dubrovnik, Croatia. If you're a Game of Thrones fan, then you'll love visiting Dubrovnik in June. You can explore the city's medieval architecture and film locations, all while feeling like a character in the show. Plus, you can enjoy the beaches and the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. 

Vancouver, Canada. Summer in Vancouver is a dream come true for nature lovers, but it can also be a bit overwhelming with all the crowds. So why not visit during June, when the weather is still lovely but the tourists are fewer? You can hike through lush forests, bike along scenic waterfronts, and take in stunning views of the mountains and ocean – all without feeling like you're in a parade. 

July

Alaska, USA. July in Alaska means long days, mild temperatures, and...wait for it...salmon fishing! You can explore the wilderness, glaciers, and wildlife, all while reeling in a big one. Just make sure to bring your waterproof boots and your sense of adventure.  

Oslo, Norway. Oslo may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of summer destinations, but hear us out. In July, you can enjoy long days of sunshine, warm temperatures, and plenty of outdoor activities without the crowds of peak season. Plus, you can explore the unique culture and architecture of this Scandinavian gem without feeling like you're competing for space with every other tourist in Europe. 

By the way, do you know Sarah? Sarah is our amazing Alaska and Nordic Travel Specialist? Meet her HERE

August

Edinburgh, Scotland. August is a great time to visit Edinburgh when the city hosts the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival. You can enjoy the city's stunning architecture, historic sites, and cultural events, all while feeling like a sophisticated theater critic. Don't forget to bring your monocle. 

Machu Picchu, Peru. Machu Picchu may be one of the world's most famous landmarks, but it's also one of the busiest. So why not visit during August, when the crowds start to thin out? Sure, it may be a little rainy, but that just means you'll get to see the stunning ruins shrouded in mist and mystery. And with lower prices and fewer tourists around, you can afford to splurge on that luxury hotel or extra pisco sour. 

September

Santorini, Greece. Santorini is known for its stunning sunsets, whitewashed buildings, and blue-domed churches, but it's also known for its crowds. So why not visit during September, when the summer rush is over and the weather is still warm? You can explore the charming villages, sample delicious Greek cuisine, and soak up the breathtaking views – all without feeling like you're in a stampede. 

October

New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans may be known for its wild Mardi Gras celebrations, but it's also a great off-season destination. In October, you can enjoy the spooky ambiance of Halloween without the throngs of tourists that flock to the city in February. Plus, you can sample delicious Cajun and Creole cuisine, listen to live music, and explore the unique architecture and history of this southern gem – all without feeling like you're in a sea of beads. 

November

Portland, Oregon. Portland may be known for its rainy weather, but in November, the rain starts to let up a bit, making it the perfect time to visit this hip and quirky city. You can explore the trendy neighborhoods, visit the famous Powell's City of Books, and indulge in the city's world-renowned food and craft beer scene without feeling like you're in a crowded food court. And with off-season prices on everything from hotels to museums, you can afford to splurge a little.  

Dublin, Ireland. Dublin may be famous for its St. Patrick's Day celebrations, but it's also a great destination in November. With fewer tourists around, you can explore the charming streets, visit historic pubs, and enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals without feeling like you're in a leprechaun convention. Plus, you can experience the city's rich literary history and sample some delicious Irish whiskey – just be sure to bring a sweater, it can get a little chilly. 

December

Lapland, Finland. If you're looking for a truly magical winter wonderland, Lapland is the place to be. In December, you can visit Santa's village, go on a reindeer sleigh ride, and see the stunning northern lights – all without feeling like you're at the North Pole with every other tourist. And with lower prices and fewer crowds, you can afford to indulge in some of the local delicacies like smoked reindeer and lingonberry jam. 

So there you have it, folks – some off-season destinations that are sure to provide all the fun and adventure you're looking for, without the crowds and chaos. Just remember to pack your sense of humor along with your suitcase, and you're sure to have a blast. Sunny travels!


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Written By, Tamika Wren

Tamika has been a lover of people since she could remember. In fact one of the meanings of her name is PEOPLE! Since her 1st mission trip to Haiti in the late 90's she has falling in love with culture and history! She has a passion for discovery and always wonders "what's just around the river bend"! She especially love bringing people together and anything to do with planning. She is a natural teacher and loves to open others eyes to the possibilities in life through travel!

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