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Falling For TravelSeptember 09, 2015
Kids are back in school, work is picking up and the holidays are not far off. It can be tough to clear a few days in the months of September or October to hit the road, especially for people who are either just coming off of a summer vacation or are planning to travel for Thanksgiving or Christmas. But traveling in the fall has plenty of benefits, including less-crowded destinations, great weather, and the colors that only occurs with the change of seasons.
At Mitch-Stuart, Inc., we’ve got fundraising auction travel packages for every season. Caribbean beach vacations make great summer getaways (or snowbird escapes for the winter), and the Rocky Mountains are perfect for winter skiing excitement, but we never want to neglect the fall – especially for those non-profits with galas during that time. Want to offer a great of-the-moment travel opportunity? Read on.
One of the first thoughts that many have when it comes to fall travel is New England. The tradition of “leaf peeping,” or visiting the northeastern states to see the leaves on the trees changing colors, has been around for decades and is an economic boon to the region; the picturesque vistas created by the season bring more than 2.5 million visitors to New England every fall, according to Boston Magazine. Our Boston-area trips, like “The Best of Boston Revealed,” make for excellent home bases to discover the fall foliage.
If seeing the seasons change in just one location seems limiting, donors can take in the views from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, as well. With stops in Boston, cities in Maine and the east coast of Canada, supporters can sit back and allow the captain to show the way to the most serene sights of fall. The “Voyage Through the Vast Waters of the Atlantic” trip package may be the way to cover the most ground from the epicenter of the season – and when the day is over and the leaves have been peeped, donors can retreat to a veranda stateroom, 24-hour room service and daily entertainment.
The eastern seaboard doesn’t have a monopoly on gorgeous fall weather and scenery, though. The Pacific Northwest can be a stunning region to visit in September and October, especially for donors who don’t mind a little (or a lot of) rain. Whether it’s a trip to Washington’s Snoqualmie Falls with our “Raise a Toast to the Pacific Northwest” package or walking around Vancouver’s Stanley Park (which, at more than 1,000 acres, is larger than New York’s Central Park) while on our “Sensational Seattle and Vivacious Vancouver” journey, there’ll be plenty of gorgeous sights. The sheer number of trees changing color may be smaller than in the northeast, thanks to the prominence of evergreens, but mixing in aspens and birches make for a rainbow of natural hues.
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