Travel, they say, is broadening. Unfortunately, the recent rise of gas prices may force some travelers to put plans on hold. Don’t worry though – it is possible to get away this spring without blowing your budget! As long as you know the best places to go :) So pay attention…
The Go Frugal Blog on FreeShipping.org compiled the high and low seasons for 70 of the most popular travel destinations worldwide to help you discover the best deals. Before you plan your next journey, check out the The Best Time To Go Guide For 70 Destinations.
Here’s a glimpse of three exciting travel destinations to consider:
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Costly: June to August
Less Expensive: April and May
Summer means hot weather and humid, rainy conditions. The weather is more comfortable in April and May than during the height of summer. The humidity isn’t as prevalent, and the summer rains have dissipated. Best of all, as the crowds have not yet arrived, you’ll enjoy uncrowded resorts, low season rates and an excellent chance of upgrades.
Costly: July and August
Less Expensive: April to June and September to October
The Emerald Isle is known for its rain, so you can expect a certain amount of damp at any time of the year. The weather is likely to be at least as good in May, June and September as in the summer months and hotels are less busy. Spring flowers are at their best in April and May, and October offers a frugal fan’s choice of free arts festivals.
Costly: Mid-May to October
Less Expensive: January to March
The Pacific Northwest sees its fair share of rain, but the most popular time to visit is during the summer when braniacs take a break and outdoor festivals are everywhere. Winter is the least expensive time, with fewer crowds and more availability. Second cheapest are the spring and fall shoulder seasons, when the weather is cooler and schools are in session.
Once you’ve decided on your vacation destination, check out our Best Time To Buy Guide for 101 Products and Services which was first to make its debut in the series of Go Frugal consumer savings guides. Save even more on travel necessities with free shipping codes to merchants like TravelSmith and L.L.Bean.
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