Americans, including many who never worked with a Travel Advisor before, are turning to Travel Advisors as they anticipate resuming vacation plans. Here are some of the reasons that it makes sense to rely on a Travel Advisor during these times.
1. Save Time We all know time is money, so why waste it researching airlines, cruise ships, hotels, and other travel suppliers when you can lean on an expert who has experienced them first-hand? While you should research which places you want to go (research shows that even the act of planning travel creates happiness) there's no need to spend your valuable time over the tedious and less interesting details such as hotel reviews and flight options.
Something we’ve done at Sybarite Travel is to travel during the “shoulder season”. Shoulder season is the travel period between peak and off-peak season. Put another way, shoulder season is the time of the year in between the low and high seasons for a particular destination.
As a rule of thumb, shoulder seasons are Spring and Fall.
This year, Americans can expect a degree of normalcy in the late Summer or early Fall, but health experts stress that this timeline could change for better or worse, and they implore Americans to be flexible and patient.
Travel during the shoulder seasons for thinner crowds and tempting prices. If you don't want to contend with peak-season crowds – and prices – traveling to popular destinations in the Fall and Spring offers a short window to snap up enticing deals and take advantage of fewer tourists and still-pleasant temperatures.
Here are Sybarite Travel’s top 10 off-season destinations in the US for Fall.
Charleston, South Carolina With its antebellum architecture, innovative low country cuisine and Spanish moss-blanketed trees, Charleston lures foodies, history buffs and the like. Plan a trip from September to November to enjoy perfect temperatures in the high 70s (and beat summer's uncomfortable humidity), and catch a variety of seasonal events. In September, the Greater Charleston Lowcountry Jazz Festival is not to be missed. And thanks to pleasant weather conditions, autumn is an excellent time to check out the city's beautiful gardens, like the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, or tag along organized walking tours. If securing reduced rates is a top priority, visit in winter, when temperatures dip into the 40s and 60s, and there are fewer tourists crowding into top hotels.
Instead of buying jewelry and chocolate this Valentine's Day, why not consider planning a trip for you and your sweetheart? New research commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association reports couples who travel together are significantly more satisfied with their relationships; enjoying better sex and improved romance long after the trip ends. I don’t think that is very surprising…we’ve all known that couples who travel together have healthier, happier relationships compared to those who don’t.
Vacation time is precious, and unfortunately it seems like our vacation days are too few and far between. When you choose a destination like Walt Disney World for your vacation, with so many different things to see, do and experience, you want to make sure that you are able to maximize your time. Here are my top 10 tips for saving time on your next Walt Disney World Vacation: