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    Top 10 Autumn Adventure Travel Tips

    Top 10 Autumn Adventure Travel Tips

    By Claire WhittersGeneral

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    The air grows cooler, tourist crowds dwindle, foliage changes, and the return of the pumpkin spice latte signals the arrival of autumn. Fall is a magical time of the year, and for travellers, it boasts certain advantages – affordable prices, local festivals, seasonal culinary delights and more.

    If you’re heading out to explore this spooky season, we encourage you to discover our top 10 travel tips below to make the most of your autumn adventure!

    Travel Tips

    Fall Travel Tips

    Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a casual explorer, we’ve created a list of our favourite fall hacks to help make your autumn adventure more enjoyable.

    1. Wear layers

    Dressing for fall weather can be tricky – mornings and evenings are typically chilly, but midday conditions can be unpredictable. Wearing layers is a foolproof way to be prepared for all forecasts. A good, moisture-wicking base layer paired with a cozy sweater is always a good idea.

    Wear Layers

    2. Don’t forget the umbrella

    While the scenery is often colourful, fall features some dreary, rainy days. Bring along an umbrella or a waterproof rain jacket to help avoid the chills if you get caught in the rain. A rain jacket is also great for layering if the weather turns cool.

    3. Find the foliage

    If you find yourself in the northern hemisphere on your autumn adventure, you’ll likely be treated to a breathtaking display of vibrant foliage. Ask locals for the best trails to revel in the beauty of the changing leaves! Exploring Alberta? Browse our favourite larch hikes in Alberta!

    Find the Foliage

    4. Don’t forget your water bottle

    Travellers often overlook hydration as the days grow colder and darker. Whether you’re embarking on an adventure in the rain or sun, it’s important to have a water bottle on hand. Dehydration can certainly spoil your idyllic autumn vacation.

    5. Travel to off-peak destinations

    Take advantage of the sparse crowds! Travel to destinations otherwise buzzing with tourists in the shoulder season for a more personal and peaceful experience. Off-season exploration often offers the added benefit of more budget-friendly accommodations and cheaper transportation too.

    Travel to off-peak destinations

    6. Attend local festivals

    Fall festivals are everywhere! Check out the bulletin in a local coffee shop, ask the locals or check online for community festivities! After a scenic hike or bike, consider visiting a corn maze, pumpkin patch or fall fair.

    7. Indulge in the culinary scene

    The off-season presents the perfect opportunity to try that popular restaurant you’ve always wanted to try. Thanks to diminished crowds, reserving a table is much easier in the off-season. Not only is it less busy, but comfort foods make a comeback! Indulge in a warm apple crisp, a tasty pumpkin pie or a warmed cider.

    Indulge in the culinary scene

    8. A dependable pair of footwear

    Autumn adventures are abundant –hay rides and hiking, bike rides and apple picking, festival going and more – you never know what the day or the weather will bring. A versatile pair of sneakers that are water resistant and comfortable are a game changer!

    9. Cheer for the home team

    Many college sporting events resume in the fall. If you’re looking for something to do after hitting the hiking trails, why not attend a local sporting event? Immerse yourself in the local culture and support the home team!

    Cheer for the home team

    10. Explore new places

    Once you find somewhere you love, it’s easy to fall into the tradition of returning each year. This year, we encourage you to branch out and explore a new environment! Not sure which destination to visit this harvest season? Check out our list of the 10 Best Places to Travel this Autumn.

    Tips for other seasons

    Tips For Other Seasons

    We hope these fall travel tips will help you have a more enjoyable autumn vacation. Looking for tips that can help you tackle travel during other seasons? Then be sure to check out the links below. If planning a trip isn’t your forte – we’ve got you covered with amazing adventure tours in over 85 countries!

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