Summer may be over, but if you love to travel don’t fret, as autumn is definitely one of the most beautiful times of the year. Sure, the weather may be starting to get colder and you’ll probably need to think about that extra layer of warm clothing when you head out, but it’s well worth it to see all the stunning shades on the trees, as their leaves gradually change colour.
For many, the cooling temperatures are also a welcome relief from the heat of the summer which can become unbearably hot at times. While a trip to the beach for swimming and sunbathing becomes less favourable across much of Europe, this certainly doesn’t mean you need to hibernate at home. Autumn is an excellent middle-ground between the beach days of summer and the skiing season of winter.
— Spain (@spain) October 8, 2017
Instead you can explore natural wonders such as forests, mountains and lakes, while taking in the reds, oranges and yellows of the autumn leaves, or head out to any number of stunning cities to see architectural delights, contrasted with wonderful autumn colours. Of course you’ll also have earned that extra coffee or hot chocolate to warm you up after wandering around in the cooler temperatures. Who said the end of summer had to be a bad thing?
For more inspiration, here are 5 photos showing why autumn is the perfect season to explore:
Yorkshire, Great Britain
We hope these photos inspire you get out and explore in autumn, and prove that even if summer may be over, things definitely don’t have to be all doom and gloom! We’d love to see your beautiful photos, so be sure to share them with us on social media or in the comments section below. Happy autumn adventures!