September 23, 2019

Musings: Off Peak Mediterranean Travel

Please note, this is a collaborative post with Mark Warner Holidays . 

Late September, October and November is the best time to travel in my opinion. It’s still hot, but not to the point you don’t enjoy it. The sights are quieter meaning no lengthy queues, but best of all, the prices drop by at least a third. If you’ve not converted to off peak travel by the end of this post, you may need to give it another re-read. 

I don’t need to travel when the world is, so why should you? 

If you’re lucky enough to live in Europe, the warm waters of the Mediterranean is the perfect getaway if you want to escape the before Autumn arrives. 

Italy

Italy is exactly how it looks in the movies and on social media – a postcard.  If you head to the picturesque west coast, you’ll find the beautiful islands of Sardinia and Sicily. The best thing about Italy is that it’s easy to get from place to place meaning you can have two or three trips in one. 

Turkey 

I have been to Turkey twice and I am yearning to go back. It changed so much but the cost of living and holidaying here has always remained affordable. What I love most about Turkey is that it is a melting pot of cultures. Geographically it sits between Europe, Asia and just above the Middle East meaning you literally get the best of all worlds. 

Phokaia Beach Resort watersports

Greece

I am actually heading to Greece next week, specifically Mykonos and I cannot wait. Some said it’s a risk going in early October but for the price I paid (Approx £500 for a solo trip inc flights and hotel), I couldn’t resist. My aim for the trip is to get some writing done, have a proper rest and recharge. With it being off peak, it’ll mean I won’t need to worry about a full flight, lots of kids running around (sorry) and crowds. 

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One of the main reasons I avoid peak travel is because I absolutely hate crowds. Is it a disdain for for people or perhaps its a desire for peace? All I know is the beauty of living an off peak travel love is seeing humanity off peak. 

Travelling off peak will also mean you get to to mix with the locals with imposing on them. One can only imagine what it’s like to have herds of tourists stampeding through your neighbourhood throughout summer so it’s good to give them some respite. 

Disclaimer 

Obviously things get in the way of travelling off-peak like annual leave stipulations, families (sorry) and of course the type of job you have. But perhaps you can ask your boss for more time off (see it is as beneficial to your wellbeing), get a babysitter (or bring them with you) or just change the way you work entirely. It’s all about compromise. 

Where do you like to travel off peak? 

Char xo 

Please note, this is a collaborative post with Mark Warner Holidays; all views are my own. 

One response to “Musings: Off Peak Mediterranean Travel”

  1. I hope the weather is good in Mykonos when you arrive. Today, it’s very cloudy in Athens and will probably rain. Fall is very rainy usually, but the islands can be so different, and it can even be quite charming to be on an island during that kind of weather.

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.