Chasing Summer

"August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time."

“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…

Rabat, Morocco

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.

Cafés
Cafe Paul
La Déliciosa
Hôtel Terminus Rooftop

Restaurants
O’Goethe 2.0
Café Miramar
Le Ziryab

Drinks
La Bodega Toro Loco
Hotel Sofitel Lounge
Sens Club

Things To Do
Old Medina
Kasbah des Oudaias
Hassan Tower

Nearby Escapes
Marrakech
Fes
Tangier

Lisbon, Portugal
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.

Cafés
Hello, Kristof
Fabrica Imperial
Casa Independente

Restaurants
A Cevicheria
Cervejaria Ramiro
Petiscaria Ideal

Drinks
Foxtrot
Pavilhão Chinês
Topo Chiado

Things To Do
Elevador de Santa Justa
Torre de Belem
Vasco da Gama Bridge

Nearby Escapes
Porto
Alentejo
Sintra

Split, Croatia
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.

Cafés
Kavana Procaffe
Vidilica
Olive Tree

Restaurants
ZOI
Bokeria
Chops Grill

Drinks
Central the Club
Joe’s Beach Lounge & Bar
Vanilla Club

Things To Do
Cliff Jumping
Island Hopping
Cetina River White Water Rafting

Nearby Escapes
Hvar
Dubrovnik
Brac

Barcelona, Spain
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!

Cafés
Satan’s Coffee Corner
Nomad Coffee Lab
Cafe Cometa

Restaurants
El Chigre
Bacaro
Cañete

Drinks
Dr. Stravinski
Bitter Cocktail Bar
Libertine

Things To Do
Museo del Fútbol Club Barcelona
Gaudi’s Work
La Barceloneta

Nearby Escapes
Formentera
Costa Brava
Sitges

Medellín, Colombia

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.

Cafés
Cafe Velvet
Cafe Al Alma
Cafe Zeppelin

Restaurants
Restaurante Mondongo’s El Poblado
Herbario Restaurante
Carmen

Drinks
3 Cordilleras Brewery
Panorama Rooftop Bar
Dulce Jesus Mio

Things To Do
Comuna 13
Parque Lleras
Museo Casa de la Memoria

Nearby Escapes
Guatapé
Cartagena
Santa Marta