Our recent #HolidayChat over on Twitter was hosted by Hannah from Han Meets World, who was in charge of the natter. The chat was focused on holidaying in the low season, so for the low down continue reading… see what we did there?!
A few people didn’t realise there was a low season for travelling, especially since a lot of travel is no longer driven by the sunny weather.
Are we classing low season as over winter? We went to Berlin in February a few years ago & it as flipping freezing, but so nice and quiet, for a city center anyway - It was lovely. #HolidayChat— __ClaireMac (@__ClaireMac) September 19, 2018
A1) When you cruise it's very easy to end up travelling off season, especially if you're cruising outside of school holidays. My first ever cruise to the Canaries was off season (February) - we paid the price with the weather though! #HolidayChat— Francesca Wellman (@GFreeHorizons) September 19, 2018
Q1A) I went to Rome last November and it was fab. No queuing at all, weather moderate (didn’t need a coat), airport quiet. I have been to the Greek islands end of Sept and all the same. Off to Bali on Sat and again so much easier and cheaper! #holidaychat— FabulouslyUnapologetic (@Zoe_Gilmartin) September 19, 2018
Well I’ve recently booked to go to Prague in November and looking into Paris for December...although Paris never seems to be low season #HolidayChat— Face The Fun (@facethefun) September 19, 2018
Everyone was pretty much agreed that the drop in price is the biggest pro, and we have to agree!
A2 We totally agree with all the above! Who doesn't want low prices and less crowds? Some season-specific destinations such as the islands (e.g. Ibiza) are too risky to visit during very low season! It's such a shame not to find an ice cream on an island! #holidaychat— It's all trip to me (@itsalltriptome) September 19, 2018
Con- sometimes you can get really bad weather, pro- not crowded, maybe lower prices #HolidayChat— Luiza Calini (@LuizaCalini) September 19, 2018
#HolidayChat A2: cheaper, but possibly less useful weather. Things msy not be open, but if they are, you're more likely to be able to enjoy them better, quieter.— Barefoot Backpacker (@RTWBarefoot) September 19, 2018
YMMV on if this is a pro or con but there will be fewer other travellers around.
There was a mixed bag of destinations from our chatters, although city breaks did seem to be quite popular.
A3) Anywhere in Europe to be honest! Prague, Amsterdam and Venice are on my list!— Francesca Wellman (@GFreeHorizons) September 19, 2018
I actually just came from my holiday! Majorca is a great destination during the low season, you can still get good weather, great beaches, good food and warm water 27•C. #HolidayChat— Luiza Calini (@LuizaCalini) September 19, 2018
Cyprus is great in low season, the weather is still good but it’s cheaper than peak summer time and less crowded #holidaychat— Vic (@mummavic) September 19, 2018
You know what. I'm going to flip this. I'd take myself. I've never done a solo holiday so I think a great time to do it would be low season. Cheaper and less crowded so maybe feel safer too? #HolidayChat— Culturebean (@Culture_bean) September 19, 2018
My husband. Every time! He's the perfect travel buddy / photographer Although I would LOVE to be brave and do a solo trip some time. #HolidayChat— __ClaireMac (@__ClaireMac) September 19, 2018
Would love to take my 2 boys but our eldest is at school so we’re restricted to holidays. Low season opens up so many more places to go as the summer just gets too hot in the majority of places #holidaychat— Vic (@mummavic) September 19, 2018
A4 That's an easy one! My partner in crime...oops in travel I mean, is always Maria #holidaychat— It's all trip to me (@itsalltriptome) September 19, 2018
Don’t forget to join us on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 for our next #HolidayChat. Got a topic suggestion? Drop a comment below!