a Time - Step 2
Determine a time
of year when you can get away, this will help to determine
just where you might want to go. Many things need to be considered,
like - Weather, is it? - Dry, rainy, stormy, windy, what hemispheres
you will be in, that makes all the difference.
- Different parts
of the world will determine on when you may want to travel.
Looking at the National
and International weather sites will help to decide if
it is a good time to visit certain places around the world.
- Traveling below
the Equator or past the International dateline can change when
you may want to go. Below the Equator seasons reverse when traveling
to places like: Australia, Indonesia, Micronesia and Malaysia.
Their winters are our summers and these change when they have
their dry and rainy season.
- Storm seasons
are critical, you must be aware of these times. Hurricanes and
typhoons are normally seasonal and can be avoided, but some
storms just happen. The Caribbean, Pacific Mexico and South
Pacific are known for major storms. Checking the Weather sites
and just knowing the months that typically are the major storm
times will save a vacation.
and packages offered from different resorts - High /
happen at different times of the year and for different reason.
All big airlines have blacked out certain days for frequent
flier travel. Generally, those blackout days fall around major
holidays-July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas to New
Year's, with maybe a few additional days. Normally prices for
tickets at these times are also bumped up because it is a desired
time to travel.
High / Low Season
are based normally when resorts find themselves looking for
customers. This normally occurs when it is a season change.
High Season is normally when resorts are crowded and people
are traveling. Low Season is when weather and time of the year
brings in fewer vacationers. Resorts tend to drop their prices
during this time and raise them during the High Season. Checking
the time of year that resort is in may save you some bucks!
destinations may have different check in and check out times
Arriving at a resort
at the wrong time can cause long delays. If you are going to
more than one resort, checkout and check-in time may be something
to consider. Flying into Tahiti and arriving at night to catch
the ferry over to Morea, can be an 8-hour delay. Make sure you
have made arrangements for a stay at a local hotel or motel
till your check-in at your end destination is available.