black-woman-with-luggage11The lazy days of summer are almost coming to a close and despite your plans to do…everything…you look back and realize that this summer wasn’t quiet what you expected (oh wait, is this just me?).

Luckily for those of us who were trapped inside working (or just too broke to pay for overpriced plane tickets), the fall and winter seasons brings new opportunities and chances to travel. From our past posts, it’s clear many of you have either traveled extensively or want to, so fire up your passports, suitcases, or gas up that rental and let’s go!

Here are 5 trips to take THIS fall or winter


Summers in Europe can be glorious…but CROWDED! Although the fall temperature can get a bit chilly and rainy, traveling during the fall and winter will garner you cheaper airfares, hotels, and far less tourists. Many of my more experienced traveler friends say they prefer seeing London, Paris, and Barcelona in the fall because they can see all of the historical spots without the crowd of other tourists milling around. I’m planning a solo trip to London in November am looking forward to experiencing what Londontown has to offer (UK Clutchettes, holla at me!).

New England

Fall in New England is absolutely beautiful. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and you can pick the most delicious (and beautiful) apples around. For those of you on the east coast, hitting New England can be a cheap and quick way to experience something different. If you have a little money to spend you can book a fall foliage tour, but you really don’t need to spend a lot to have a good time.


With its mash-up of cultures, beaches, and amazing food Brazil offers something for everyone. Whether you want to lounge on the sand, take an ecological tour, or  see the city’s favelas, Brazil offers a myriad of options to fit any traveler’s mood. And because 90% of the country falls within the tropical zone and Brazil’s summer runs from December to March, our fall and winter seasons are the perfect time to see the country. Va Brasil!

South Africa

Despite what we’re fed by the Western media, the continent of Africa isn’t all about desperation, war, famine, and disease. Africa is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and boasts breathtaking views, one of a kind wildlife excursions, and a cultural experience that can’t be matched. South Africa is known for its pristine beaches, history, and some of the best wine in the world. South Africa’s summer runs from October to February, so bring your swimsuit, hiking gear, and digital camera. Enjoy!

Take a Cruise

Want to get the biggest bang for your limited bucks? Take a cruise. Already fairly cheap, cruises offer even deeper discounts during the fall and winter seasons. Leaving from multiple points around the U.S. (Alabama, California, New York, Miami), hopping a boat to an almost endless list of destinations is easier than ever. Oh…be on the look out for “re-positioning cruises” which include long days at sea for super cheap rates.

Are you taking a trip this fall? Share your tips with us! 


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