Summer is one of the favorite seasons for travelers to go on an adventure. Good weather and vacation days offered by some jobs and schools make it an attractive time to pack, but what are the pros and cons of traveling in the summer?
Points in favor
Let’s start by looking at the glass half full and the advantages of taking a trip in these months:
Due to the tilt of the earth at this time of year, the hours with light increase and this is a great advantage when traveling because we can see more places in the day. In addition, thanks to these conditions, museums, shopping centers, parks and other activities modify their schedules until later.
In summer several school cycles end and this makes it one of the favorite seasons for families. This is often the longest vacation period of the year and is perfect for long getaways.
Surely when planning your trip you have found some activities or places closed during autumn and winter. This occurs mainly in places with extreme climates or where there are better conditions in summer.
The increase in the demand for services causes a rise in prices compared to other times of the year. In many places it is high season and it is recommended to book your flights, transportation and lodging in advance, otherwise you could pay a premium for a place that is not worth it.
As we mentioned in the previous point, reservations in advance will be your best ally. If you really want to get to know a restaurant or a museum, don’t expose yourself to long lines or, worse, a sold out and reserve your place.
In summer, the number of people who take advantage of the good weather and vacations is greater and it can be uncomfortable, especially with the coronavirus health crisis, to share spaces with many people. If you don’t like crowds, run away!
It sounds crazy if we take into account that there are places that have the best conditions this season, but not everywhere is the same. In summer the rains are frequent and if you don’t want to end up wet or with canceled activities, investigate the probability of bad weather in the country you plan to visit.
- Take the opportunity to attend a summer festival or see unique events such as the midnight sun in some territories of the northern hemisphere.
- Pack according to the climate of your destination, check the forecasts a few days before.
- Have flexibility when booking, many times the high season could affect them to do some activities. It is better to have a backup plan.
- Enjoy a lot! In the end, the drawbacks always become an anecdote to tell.
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