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Fall travel guide – tips, destinations, Autumn leaves, hiking

Fall travel Autumn leaves Hope ValleyFewer crowds, cooler weather, cheaper flights, Autumn leaves, Fall hikes – this is my favorite time of year.  The Fall travel season offers some great travel deals, cooler weather, fewer crowds, and some of the best travel experiences you can have.

If you love the leaves in Autumn, a weekend getaway, or budget travel to some great destinations, here are a few tips and places for enjoying the Fall travel season.

Holiday travel tips

Fall travel Holiday travel tips airlinesWith the holiday travel season a couple of months away, it’s not too early to start planning for holiday and Fall travel.  Whether you are traveling for Thanksgiving or Christmas or just planning a weekend Fall getaway, here are some travel tips for the season.

College Football

College Football Travel Tour Ohio State QB Braxton MillerFall is the time of year for college football.  This year, I am traveling all over the country (even going as far as Ireland) to see 9 college football games this season.  Join me on the road for the Expedia College Football Travel Tour.

Even if you don’t love football, there are LOTS of travel stories including travel guides, places to eat, where to stay, and fun activities and stories on college towns and cities.  I’ve met Irish people, found the best places to eat in Annapolis, and was on the field for Cal and Ohio State.

Follow the College Football Travel Tour all season for stories and get my Expedia travel guides for each of my cities on the tour.

Travel to Europe in the Fall

Fall travel Paris France Eiffel TowerCheap flights, fewer crowds, and beautiful places to be discovered – here are a reasons and places to make Europe a Fall travel destination.

If you’ve gone on a European vacation in the summer, here are 5 reasons to visit Europe in the Fall.  Fewer crowds and cheaper airfares make Europe more affordable.  However, here are a few European destinations worth visiting in the Fall.

When traveling to Europe, there are famous cities and popular destinations – Paris, Rome, London.  However, to truly experience Europe and create some great travel memories, you can discover 7 off the beaten path places in Europe that tell a story (and 6 out of 7 were visited in the Fall).

While it isn’t Europe and many people may not think about visiting a Hawaiian beach this time of year, Kauai can be a fun Fall travel destination.  While the weather is warm and the beaches are beautiful, here are 8 things to do in Kauai when you’re not lying on the beach.

Fall travel in California

Fall travel Huntington Beach CaliforniaOne of my favorite places to visit in the Fall – Autumn leaves, Apple Hill, California beaches, weekend getaways, and hiking trails are just a few reasons to make California a Fall travel destination.  Make the most of the Fall with weekend getaways in northern California.

Autumn leaves

While aspens and autumn go together, many people may not think of California as a travel destination for Fall colors.  However, places like Hope Valley and Markleeville are just two of many destinations to see the Fall colors in northern California.

If you are inspired by these beautiful Autumn leaves in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe, you can track the colors and leaves, find out where and when to go, and get tips on taking photos with this Fall leaves guide from The Sacramento Bee.

Hiking in northern California

While summer is the peak season for hiking in California, places like Muir Woods and the Mt Judah Trail offer some views of lakes, mountains, and trees that are make a Fall hiking trip worth the time and effort.

A northern California hiking guide will give you an overview of hiking destinations in the area along with some hiking tips.  For some unique insight into hiking in northern California, check out an interview with my hiking boots.


Every year I write about Halloween events in Sacramento.  Check out the Amador Flower Farm Pumpkin Patch and stay tuned for more free and family Halloween events for this year.

One of my favorite places for Fall and Halloween is Apple Hill.  To save time and money during this busy and crowded season, check out this Apple Hill tips and travel guide for Fall and Halloween.

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