Autumn Travel Destinations

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If you love nature in all its Autumn splendour, then you may want to consider booking a journey to somewhere renowned for those Autumnal bursts of colour. Here we’ve put together a list of some fantastic, Autumn travel destinations.

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Amazing Autumn Travel Destinations

Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt is a small town in Austria, known for its salt production. It’s lesser mentioned when it comes to potential travel destinations, but this small village packs a big and breathtaking punch.

A perfect and magical location to visit at any time of year, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is like a dream. And during Autumn it has that extra level of added wow in the form of a sprinkle of Autumnal colour.

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto in Japan is an absolutely stunning location to visit, regardless of the time of year. However, with that being said there are two VERY popular times of year to visit. Spring and, you guessed it, Autumn!

It’s not hard to see why, just a quick google search of ‘Kyoto in Autumn’ will fetch the most glorious, Autumnal displays of natural colour you’ve ever seen. Imagine actually travelling there during the season?!

With mountain forests, temples, shrines and everything in between, you are spoiled for the most intense and beautiful, Autumn scenes when you head to Kyoto!

Also worth a mention is Kyoto during Spring blossom season!

Ontario, Canada

Ontario is a province in central Canada, and it will spoil you for choices of incredible, Autumn locations.

With multiple parks, forests, lakes and more, and renowned for its natural diversity, you’re not going to struggle to hunt down a backdrop for your Autumn travel dreams!

Paris, France

Maybe not one of the first locations that come to mind when you think of travelling for Autumn. However, the gorgeous and always elegant Paris, in France is one of my all time favourite places I’ve visited during Autumn.

It’s so easy to ‘fall’ in love with France (pardon the pun!).

Of course, the natural spaces, such as Jardin du Luxembourg are outstandingly Autumnal, and that goes without saying. But I actually find that the simplicity of the Autumnal trees that line the city’s streets, and make the white buildings glow, along with the way the sunlight hits… It just all hits different in Paris in Autumn.

The light! If you know you know. And if you don’t know, then you absolutely need to.

Edinburgh, Scotland

This magical, Harry Potter-esque city in Scotland, is a perfect location to find your Autumn hit.

With the gothic stone buildings, set amongst the richly green and golden foliage, quaint little cafes and restaurants and book shops, what more could you need?

If Edinburgh doesn’t work for you, perhaps you could try another UK city, like London, or Birmingham.

Vermont, USA

Vermont is renowned for its mostly forested landscape, which should give you an idea of how this has made it onto the list of amazing places to travel to in Autumn.

Awash with Autumnal hues, cute barns, farms at harvest and that golden sunlight, it really is the epitome of Autumn.

This is the location you’ll catch in a lot of movies where Autumn in on full display. It’s an absolute treat!

Tuscany, Italy

The delectable, Italian countryside region of Tuscany is just as delicious during Autumn as it is those hazy days of Summer.

When all of the vineyards turn from rich and green, to warm and golde, you really see Autumn come to life before your eyes.

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park is a forest reserve in Croatia. It’s well known for it’s glorious, turquoise waters and waterfalls, but it’s lesser discussed when it comes to Autumn locations.

When it comes to Autumn time at Plitvice, it’s a feast for the eyes. An Autumn spectacular. The richly coloured trees surround the lakes, and it’s completely splendid.

So there are just a few of the many, many locations that are perfect for your autumn travel needs! There’s nothing we love more than Autumn in all its glory. Just remember to check if you need an umbrella! We hope these will feed your Autumn love as much as they did ours.

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Cheap and Free Things To Do In Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is an amazing city to visit, but it certainly isn’t a cheap one. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas!

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Take a Look Around The Hotels

Almost every hotel in Las Vegas is themed and they are often spectacular to look at, not only from the outside, but from the inside too. 

One of the best things about Las Vegas is you can walk around the inside of all the hotels, even if it is just to be nosey!

The best for theming include The Luxor, New York New York, The Excalibur, Paris (complete with miniature Eiffel Tower) and Caesars Palace. 

You can walk between many of the hotels without actually leaving or needing to head back out onto the strip which saves time (and aching feet!)

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

If you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas then a visit to the Bellagio Hotel to see the fountains is more than likely on your to do list. 

However, if you venture inside the hotel, you can visit the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for free. 

The stunning glass roof is over 50ft high and the gardens are designed to compliment the seasons, changing throughout the year. Visitors will be blown away by the array of colours, flora and fauna and models on display. It really is a breathtaking experience!

While we’re on the subject of the Bellagio, did you know that the hotel actually houses the world’s largest chocolate fountain? It’s behind a glass case so although you can’t actually eat the chocolate, it’s still pretty amazing to take a look at. 

You can find the chocolate fountain in the Spa Tower, not far from the conservatory.

Travel On The Deuce

One of the best things about Las Vegas is there is just so much to see and do. The strip is just over four miles long and that’s before taking a walk around any of the hotels.

The Deuce is a bus service that runs up and down the strip and over to Downtown Las Vegas 24 hours a day. It stops outside most hotels and is one of the most affordable ways to get around the city. Grab a double decker and sit upstairs for the best views!

An unlimited day pass costs just $8 and a three day pass costs $20 – far cheaper than getting an Uber! Just purchase your ticket from the machine located at all stops.

Take A Trip Downtown

Downtown Las Vegas is situated to the North of the main strip and you get there either by Uber or by taking the Deuce. 
Here are some reasons to visit downtown Las Vegas if you’re on a budget.

Cheaper Gambling – Gambling in downtown is much cheaper than on the strip so your money should last longer. 

Fremont Street Freemont Street is home to the world’s largest video screen and there is a free accompanying light show each evening. 

Fremont Street also has plenty of performers and buskers throughout the day as well as people dressed up as everything from superheroes to film characters who you can have your picture taken with for a $1 or $2 tip. 
Container Park – Container park is a shopping area which is worth visiting even if you don’t plan to shop. There are sculptures (including a heart love locket and a huge Praying Mantis which breathes fire), a playground and an outdoor theatre.

Cosmopolitan Hotel Chandelier

The Cosmopolitan hotel is home to one of the world’s largest chandeliers which spans two floors and is quite a sight to behold! It cost over a million dollars to create and can be seen from several vantage points on the floors of the hotel. 

There is even a cocktail bar in part of it where you can enjoy the shimmering light sparkling down on you while enjoying a drink or two.

Comped Drinks

While gambling in Las Vegas, your drinks are usually comped, meaning the hotel provides them for free as long as you’re playing at a table or machine. It doesn’t matter whether you’re playing  for cents or hundreds of dollars, you’ll still be asked if you’d like drinks. You can ask for soft drinks if you don’t want alcohol.

You will need to tip the waitress around $2 – $3 each time if you want her to keep coming back. While this is a great way to get free drinks if you were planning on doing some gambling anyway, just be aware of your alcohol intake and what you’re spending.

Free Poker Lessons

If you want to brush up on your skills before attempting to play for real, then many Las Vegas hotels offer free lessons in Poker, Blackjack, Craps and other card games. 

These usually take place in the mornings or early afternoon when the Casinos are quieter. Once the lessons are complete you may be able to participate in some low stakes ($1-$2) games with other beginners. This means you can practice playing without feeling overwhelmed or intimidated.

Free Flamingo Wildlife Habitat

Flamingos probably aren’t something you’d expect to find in the middle of Las Vegas but there are lots to be seen at the Wildlife Habitat located at the Flamingo hotel. 

This small oasis in the middle of all the neon lights and noise of the strip is home to a variety of birds, fish and turtles and is free to enter.

As you can see, there is plenty to do in Las Vegas, even if you don’t have a huge amount of money to spend!

Fiona Hawkes is a blogger and freelance writer who loves saving money. She documents her love of slow fashion and thrifty food over on her blog

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