Red, orange, and yellow leaves. Clear blue skies. Fashion weeks, book releases, and art exhibitions. Halloween, Black Friday and the start of the holiday season – there are many reasons to fall in love with fall. And here are four more.
1. Bring on the scarves
The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and there is no better reason (or season) to get creative with your wardrobe. Twirl a cozy scarf around your neck, slip into your favorite cardigan, and pull on your leather boots to complete your perfect autumnal look. Combine this with a cup of strong coffee in the warming sun, and you’ll be strutting around like a full-feathered fall fashionista.
2. It’s movie time
If you’ve been holding off watching that new (or old) Netflix series since July, then wait no more. The guilt you feared for spending those long summer nights indoors watching movies is over. It’s fall now and there is no shame in wrapping yourself in a blanket and cuddling up for an evening of binge watching.
3. Off-season traveling
Traveling during the off-season is simply the best. It means no lines in front of the gelato stand in Rome, fewer people on the tube in London, lots of room at landmark monuments for acrobatic selfies, and an incredible fall foliage of red, orange, and yellow leaves in Boston.
All said, the main reason for traveling during the autumn off-season is that you can make friends with the locals. As the summer winds down, people go back to everyday life, dropping kids off at school, going to the market, and drinking their morning coffee in public. People are relaxed, less guarded, and will be more open to your questions and inquiries. You are not just another tourist. You’re living their lifestyle right along with them.
4. Time for harvest
While you’re on the road, why not take some time to explore the local bounty at a farmer’s market. Apple cider, pumpkin pies, and gourds galore – you’ll go (hazel)nuts over the season’s warming comfort foods. Sweet potato fries, walnut and caramel cupcakes, plum and almond crumble… the list is long and sweet. And, as an important bonus, eating in season is good for the farmers and the environment, so you can feel good from your heart to your tummy.
Falling in love with fall all over again? Join the club.