“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.”
―Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
Summer 2018 is over in the northern hemisphere, fall is not yet begun, but you don’t have to miss out on the blue skies and the warm sun. A lot of us are feeling that “odd uneven time” right now too, so this is a reminder that outside of the typical westernized box, there are places that will ensconce you in warmth while opening you up to new sights, tastes and smells.
If you need a “next trip” on the calendar to get through the uneven time, we’ve curated a multi-stop trip so you can keep chasing that white hot dream of yours.
Here are five fall travel destinations where the weather is just right…
Once a well-known pirate haven, Rabat is now the charming capital city of Morocco. Surf the seas, venture through the Medina, sip the Moroccan mint teas, and try out tagine. Herbs and spices are used abundantly and subtly in the local cuisine, so be sure to sample liberally! We love Rabat because it’s far less touristy compared to other Moroccan cities.
With cobblestone walkways and ancient ruins covering Lisbon’s trademark seven hills, your camera arm will be busy while here. A foodie’s paradise, Lisbon is also famous for its rowdy and vivacious nightlife scene. Check out Bairro Alto of an evening. Snap some photos from the famous miradouros (terrace viewpoints) and enjoy wandering the alleys and walk-able streets.
Roman ruins, white sandy beaches, crystal blue water, rocky coves of nearby islands, Mediterranean cuisine; Split is overlooked by mountains and edged by the deep blue Adriatic Sea. Skip the high tourist season and soak up some summer vibes this fall.
The second largest city in Spain, Barcelona is the tourist capital of the country and also the largest city on the entire Mediterranean. Top rated tapas, inexpensive high-quality wine, Barcelona is filled with boundless culture and fabled architecture. Wander down vivacious Las Ramblas over to Sagrada Familia – Gaudi’s famous cathedral; this city has something for everyone!
Medellín’s impressive skyline is the filigree of a sophisticated commercial center with a passionate Latino pulse. Half metropolis and half natural resource, jagged peaks enclose the city at the heart of a dramatic valley. Energy and innovation are the name of the game in Medellín. This city is a hot spot for fine dining, trendy bars and, of course, world-class coffee.