Consumer Watch: Fall Travel

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by Andy Treinen

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 6:39 PM

(Whas11) --They call it "shoulder season." Fall is the sluggish travel period between summer vacation and the holiday rush. Good Morning Kentuckiana’s Andy Treinen has information on finding budget destinations, and when to start deal-hunting for holiday trips, in our Consumer Watch.
 
It's not the most obvious time to take a vacation, but fall travel can be easier and cheaper than the months before, and after. “You still have wonderful mild temperatures at many destinations around the country and around the world, yet you have minimized crowds because the kids are back in school, people are waiting to take their winter and holiday vacations,” says Senior Editor at Orbitz Jeanenne Tornatore.
 
Tornatore of the travel website Orbitz advises looking at off-peak destinations. “Places like cruising, beach destinations and mountain towns before the ski resorts open. These are where you're going to find some of the best deals of the fall travel season,” Tornatore advises.
 
Fall weather can be unpredictable so pack for multiple scenarios. And if headed to a destination in the Caribbean that could feel the effects of a late-season storm, consider travel insurance with hurricane coverage. And also remember it's also not too early to be thinking about holiday travel plans. “You don't want to wait until mid to late october to book those airfares, because the ideal seats and flights will start to fill up and they're only going to get more expensive,” Tornatore insists.
 
Over the next few weeks many of our school districs will be off for fall break. If your'e the adventurous type consider camping, with sites as inexpensive at 15 bucks a night.

If you have a consumer issue you’d like us to look into send an e-mail to consumerwatch@whas11.com.
 

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