Is there a perfect time for travel? If there is, when does this happen? Actually, the best time is a combination of at least three factors.
The best time to travel can be determined by the natural season, tourism season, and the state of well-being of the traveler.
Depending on the kind of vacation or trip a traveler wants to have, there will be variations as to the best time to come. Obviously, if beach time is anticipated, then it would make sense to come in the summer time. If engaging in winter sports is desired, then common sense tells travelers to book their trip for that season.
However, there are certain natural occurrences that are not exactly on the yearly calendar thus it would be best to check just before leaving. Usually, travel advisories will be issued especially if there is a need to cancel scheduled flights. It will be too risky to pursue travel during extreme weather conditions.
Tourism season refers to the peak and lean seasons for every travel destination. This may or may not be directly tied up with the natural season. There are advantages and disadvantages for both. Accommodation, transportation, and other travel expenses are usually more expensive during peak season because of the high demand. It is however during this season where many attractions are prepared because of the expected influx of visitors.
While expenses are comparatively low during lean season and more chances for exploration are available because of the smaller number of visitors, some attractions may not be available. This can be either because the physical conditions does not allow it to happen or it would be too expensive for the host to mount the attraction for a few people.Cheaper flight and hotel rates are usually offered during lean seasons.
State of Well-Being of the Traveler
Not even the best weather or airplane rates can make a travel worthwhile for a traveler who is not exactly physically well. Traveling, even the leisure type, can put much stress on a sick body. It is always more enjoyable to travel when one is physically up to it.
Medical concerns are best addressed prior to making to travel plans. It can be inconvenient, not to say very costly, to get sick in a foreign place. It would be best to postpone travel plans until the body is willing to cooperate with the expected rigors of travel.