When planning a trip, it is important to know what season it is at your destination.  Is it summer? Monsoon season? Peak tourist time? Shoulder period?  Figuring this out will help you decide what to pack, how much to budget, and where to go to avoid big crowds.

For example, traveling to Thailand in June and July will guarantee you hot, sticky heat and daily afternoon thunderstorms.  On the flip side, it’s low tourist season and prices at hostels and guesthouses go way down.  You avoid large crowds and can take your time exploring.

Traveling is exciting, and going to a far away land is fun in its own right.  If you want to go to Iceland in the summer because the weather will be stellar and the days longer, then go for it.  You just won’t be seeing the aurora borealis.  By doing a little research ahead of time, you will be able to construct the perfect adventure thats meets all of your criteria.

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