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Summer vs Winter: When Is Better To Travel? (5 Reasons For Each)

It's the age-old debate: is summer or winter prime time to travel? Some people probably think that the simple  answer is to say summer when in reality, we don't think that's the case at all. Some people like going away in the summer months and vice versa, and we can understand their reasoning on both sides.

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Today, we're looking at the reasons behind wanting to go on holiday during the cold winter season or the hot summer months. As you can probably imagine, there's no one correct answer. But let's face it, we're all going to fall on one side or the other.

10 SUMMER - The Hot Weather

It’s a pretty obvious point to make, and that’s why we’re going to make it straight out of the gate: 99% of the time if you’re going on holiday during the summer, you’re going to be getting some decent weather regardless of where you’re going. Of course, that much is clear.

This is especially pleasant if you end up going when your home country is experiencing some bad weather, giving you a bit of a release from the everyday norm. At the end of the day, being in the sun is super nice.

9 WINTER - The Cold Weather

We’ll counter that last point with the exact opposite: the cold weather. We aren’t here to suggest that either one is better for you in terms of your health, but sometimes, it’s just nice to wrap up all warm and take in the fresh, cold air on any given day or night.

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There are limits to how much most of us can take, as you can probably imagine, but that isn’t the point. If you enjoy getting a little bit chilly, or just using the new hoodie your nan bought you for your birthday, then good for you.

8 SUMMER - More Lively Destinations

There just seems to be so much more going on in the summertime, especially if you’re heading to a popular tourist destination. Ironically enough, this is a reason against going on vacation in the summertime, simply because there are too many people in any one place.

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However, summer is a lot busier in the sense that you’re more likely to do the things that you want to do. In other words, everything is guaranteed to be open, which isn’t always the case in the wintertime.

7 WINTER - Celebrating The Holidays

There are a few holidays here and there in the summer, but none that can be deemed "official." In the wintertime, though, you’ve got Fireworks Night, Halloween, New Year’s Eve and, of course, Christmas Day.

Traveling during the holidays always ensures that a themed element will be introduced into the equation, and we absolutely love that. It just cheers you up and makes everything feel more magical – kind of like all those sappy films we enjoy (but you didn’t hear us actually say any of that out loud, obviously).

6 SUMMER - It's More Comfortable

Winter holidays are pretty uncomfortable, due to how many clothes you’ve got on or how much the cold winds can impact your mood. In the summertime, however, you can often ensure a higher level of comfort, if only by doing one thing: chilling by the pool.

That sounds really stereotypical, but the best part is that it doesn’t even need to be that. You could be reading a book, having a drink or just listening to some music, but either way, we can just about guarantee you’re going to feel much more relaxed in the long run.

5 WINTER - It's Cheaper

The peak times in the summer are so expensive, especially when it comes to flights. You can try and get cheaper hotels but they’re almost always going to be pretty unflattering, which is a risk that many of us who like traveling don’t want to take. Like, ever.

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In the winter, quite literally everything is a little bit cheaper. Now we know and understand that money doesn’t make the world go round, but that’s not the point we’re trying to make. We’re trying to say that this gives you the room and freedom to do even more activities on your actual holiday, which is the whole reason most of us go in the first place.

4 SUMMER - Beach Sports

Whether it be surfing, volleyball or going out on a jet ski, beach sports are amazing and you almost certainly can’t do half of them during the summertime. You’ll often get discount rates if you book far enough in advance, you’ll feel like you’re on a real adventure, and most importantly, you’ll allow your troubles to drift away.

That sounds like a very cheesy advertisement, but it’s true. Life is pretty tough and can get really serious pretty much all the time, so you need to be able to relax with some mindless fun.

3 WINTER - The Snow

In countries like the United Kingdom, it pretty much becomes a national crisis when the snow falls down, almost as if most of the residents have never seen the substance before. In the grand scheme of things, though, snow is really fun. It makes so many settings look much brighter with a lot more life, and in addition to that, we just absolutely love throwing snowballs.

When it’s super sunny in the summertime you’re not even going to come close to seeing any snow, and that’s a shoot. Mic drop.

2 SUMMER - Summer Cocktails

Open your mouths wide ladies and gents, because summer cocktails are upon us and they are delicious. You don’t need to have any kind of specific alignment in order to enjoy them, but let’s face it, they are definitely better to consume in the winter as opposed to the summer.

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It’s almost like the cocktail in question is speaking to you on a personal level, telling you to relax and let the good times flow. There are way too many great flavors for us to list here, by the way. Go try them ASAP!

1 WINTER - More Variety

While summer holidays are great there are certain restrictions as to what you’re able to do, and that much is obvious. Then again, when you go on a holiday like that, you aren’t always going to care too much about being that stereotype.

Winter holidays are so often held in cities across the land, especially in Europe. With that being the case it isn’t hard to understand why they reign supreme in the eyes of many, because there’s something different waiting around every corner.

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