Aaarrgh, where did summer go?
I looked up this morning and school was starting; where did the summer go?
What’s up with that?
As my teen would say….FAIL.
Still, I’ve been at this travel business for awhile, and I’ve learned that the vast majority of the planet will still be there when I get around to getting into the car or onto a plane.
Summer is beastly hot anyway, at least here in my home state of Texas, so another way to look at it is that the best season for travel is coming up right now.
Plan now for fall travel
Every year at about this time, it dawns on me that I should get ahead of the game for fall family travel.
When the kids come home with those enormous mounds of paper from their school, pull out the 2008-2009 school calendar and starting noting holiday/teacher workday dates (or look it up on the school Web site, of course.) Get those puppies down on your family calendar NOW, and start planning some short weekend fall getaways.
If your school observes Columbus Day, (October 13th this year) that’s an oft-forgotten holiday that’s good for a short trip.
Veterans Day in November works well, too; perhaps visit a nearby battlefield or historic fort?
It’s certainly not too late to lock in some Thanksgiving or even Christmas plans right now, because I assure you, airfare is only going to go up. Book now.
Get out of town, or out of the country, for Thanksgiving
Sometimes, holidays are even better when your family can enjoy them away from home.
If I could swing the cash, I’d make plans to go to Europe, Canada or somewhere in Latin America for Thanksgiving – November is an excellent time to travel, because it isn’t so crowded and you can often score airfare/hotel package deals.
See, I didn’t miss the travel season; I’m just in time and so are you!
Are you way ahead of me, with some fall trips already planned? Let us know about it in the comments!