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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6 Safety Tips for Travelling

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Travelling can be the most amazing experience of your life, but it’s definitely worth keeping your safety in mind. Read this great bunch of safety tips for travelling, by guest blogger Ruth of Ruthiee Loves Glamour.

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Travelling is amazing and so many people love travelling! I turned 19 last month and my travel list keeps piling as I grow older! Today, I’ll be sharing 5 safety tips to use when travelling! Believe me, travelling is exciting and can bring along a rollercoaster ride of emotions!It can be so easy to get caught up in all the excitement, sightseeing, etc that we forget to put safety first. I love my safety and I always put my safety first in whatever I do. To me, safety first is an essential part of self love and you should put safety first in whatever you do! Below are 6 safety tips to use when travelling!

6 Safety Tips To Use When Travelling

Do proper research

I can’t stress how important it is to do some research before travelling. This is common sense lol but so many people tend to skip this step and that’s not right. I know of someone who travelled to a place without doing a proper research and on the day he got there, they were having one of their rituals, where everyone had to stay indoor, (it was basically like a curfew) and anyone found outside was killed but he wasn’t aware of that. He got there and ended up getting killed.

Now this could have been prevented if he did some research before embarking on his journey. So many people have fallen prey to these kind of circumstances because they didn’t carry out a proper research. If you are travelling to a place, do some research. If you know someone that stays in the place you are travelling to, hit them up and try to find out a thing or two before travelling! Get to know as much as possible about your destination before traveling. Read travelers review, check for the safest places in your travel destination. Get as much information as possible.

Blend in with the Locals

Oh! This is yet another important one. You see, being in a new place leaves you with lots of dangers. The honest truth is, the more touristy and lost you look, the more chances there are for you to make a mistake, get scammed, etc. Whenever you are in a new place, try as much as possible to blend in with the locals. Most locals are really nice and wouldn’t find it difficult to give you information that might be of use to you.

Blend in with the locals, ask them for the prices of things, dangerous places in the neighborhood that you should not be visiting and just to be on a safer side, try to get these information from more than one person. Getting these information from more than one person will help you make sure you are on the right track. Also, it will prevent you from being scammed. There are sketchy people everywhere and even tourists get scammed!

Make sure you store emergency information

This is one safety tip you should never forget when travelling! We never wish for bad things but bad things happen. Making sure you have emergency info saves you the stress of trying to google and look for emergency information at the dying minute. In the face of an emergency, trust me, you might be too frightened and horrified to think straight.

So it’s best to store emergency information beforehand. Store emergency information in as many places as possible. You can store emergency information on your phone, a note, etc. So, if your phone gets lost in the process, you have a backup, you still have the emergency info somewhere else and all hope is not lost and if your note gets lost, you have a backup as well.

Keep your loved ones updated

It is very important to keep your loved ones, (family and friends) updated about your whereabouts. No matter how close my destination is, I always let my family and friends know where I am headed. When travelling, always keep your loved ones updated and check in with them as often as possible. Let them know of any change in plans, location and all that so they know exactly where you are at a particular time. Also, let them know how long you’ll be spending so that they take necessary actions if you don’t return by the stipulated time.

Carry a first aid kit

Like I said before, we do not pray for bad things to happen but sometimes they do and it’s always best to be prepare in advance. Injuries happen and sometimes injuries do not have anything to do with how careful you are. I’ve seen the most careful people get hurt while travelling so it’s quite advisable to carry a first aid kit with you just incase something happens – you get injured or for if you get a headache, body pain, etc. I would normally take some basic items with me like pain reliefs, sunscreen, glucose, cotton wools and the likes. Carry a functional first aid kit with you and make sure you have it with you at all times!

Always be on guard

Last but not the least, is to be as vigilant as possible! Remember, this is not the time to party away and let all your guard down! Always be on the watch! Keep an eye on your surroundings and make sure to leave immediately if you start to see some suspicious activities.

The above are 6 safety tips to use when travelling. It should always be safety first! What safety tips do you use when travelling? Let me know!

About the Blogger

Ruth is a student blogger over at who loves to inspire people to be the best version of themselves. She runs a blog about personal development, self-care, self-love, positivity, personal growth, a little bit of food, skincare and all things lifestyle. Ruthiee loves Glamour is a space for everyone to learn, develop themselves, interact and navigate their way through life. If you are looking for a place where you can be yourself, find tips on how to improve yourself, Ruthiee loves Glamour is the right place for you.

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Lessons you Learn When you Travel the World

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Perhaps you started travelling for a little holiday. Perhaps you just booked the odd break, and you fell in love with it. However you got your foot into the world of travel, we all know that it’s like cupid’s bow. Once you’re struck, that’s it! So what is it that we get from this travel bug? Here are just a few of the lessons you learn when you travel the world, but really we know the lessons are endless.

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The Lessons you Learn when you Travel the World

Whether you’re heading to somewhere more tropical or you’re considering a UK holiday this summer, wherever we travel we learn important lessons. Here are just some of the lessons you learn when you travel.

Material objects aren’t as important as you’re made to believe.

When you travel to new places, it’s not easy to bring your material objects and lots of ‘stuff’ along with you. You quickly learn that actually, you need very little of the belongings you own.

It’s also very eye opening when you travel to places that have very little, and the community and the people are thriving and happy. They’re all about community and caring, rather than snazzy homes and belongings. This can really have an effect on how you feel about and see your own life.

Different cultures have different priorities.

As I touched on in the first section, different cultures and countries have vastly different priorities to your country. For example, I’m from the UK. Your standing financially, and where you live, what you own and what you drive will be the main thing that the country as a whole will judge your worth by. Success is saved for reference to finances and career, and less so about taking the time to care for your loved ones.

Other countries and cultures keep family, neighbours and community as number 1. In some places, if it doesn’t work for one person in the community, then it doesn’t work for all.

How you treat your loved ones and your community is far more important in some places than where you live or what you own. Other places worship and care for the Earth as their main priority.

Seeing others with a different outlook, and different ideals can really change how you see life and how you want your life to be.

There are a lot of people in the world that don’t have access to the basics of anything.

If you travel beyond the realms of the big resorts, you’ll very quickly learn that a lot of people in the world don’t have access to even the very basic of things. If you have a safe home. Running, clean water. Access to medical care. Access to food. The knowledge that your children are safe… Then you have privilege and you will learn this extremely quickly if you travel around the world.

It can really bring it home just how lucky you are to have been born where you were born, and have access to what we consider basic, human rights. Many, many people are not that lucky, and it is a big lesson.

Friends can be found anywhere.

You can pick up your new bestie in the strangest of places, and they can instantly feel like a soulmate. It doesn’t matter where you are, who they are, how old or young they are. When you are having these life changing experiences, the people you share them with, or you find on the way can really stick in your heart and soul. And perhaps last a lifetime. This is just one of the reasons why you shouldn’t be scared of travelling alone.

You have to learn to go with the flow a little more.

You may start out your travelling a little bit uptight. An obsessive organiser (I did/do). But you very quickly have to learn to go with the flow a little. Sometimes things pop up that are unexpected, and it really helps if you learn to take a deep breath and roll with the changes.

There may be delays, changes to bookings, you may get lost. You may miss flights. You may fall in love with a place or a person that means you want to stay somewhere longer and cancel other plans.

You learn you’ve been wasting a LOT of time.

There’s numerous ways you realise you’ve been wasting time when you start to travel more. First of all, because in a week where at home you’d probably not have done much beyond work, PJ’s and the sofa, you generally pack in 58 thousand activities, experiences, hikes and more! You really can fit a lot in when it’s something that sets your soul on fire.

Another way we learn we have been wasting time, is focusing on things that really don’t matter. Travelling can really make you find yourself and what really matters. It can really bring home how much of your time you’ve been wasting on things that don’t matter at all really.

Being able to travel is a privilege.

Yes! I touched on privilege above, and I’ll add this to the list of lessons. Having access to basic human necessities is a privilege, but so is the ability to travel itself.

A LOT of the World’s population haven’t got access to anything travel related, let alone being able to travel too! It is a huge privilege and one that should never be taken for granted.

We are all human and real.

I truly hope that everyone who travels understands this. No one human is better than another, or more worthy than another. It doesn’t matter where you live, what you have or what you believe… At the core of it we all just want our families, loved ones and ourselves to be safe and to survive.

It can be expensive to travel, but ‘it’s the only thing that you spend money on that makes you richer’. You will not only learn lessons about the world, but you’ll also learn so much about yourself, your life and what you want your life and outlook to be. It can change what you’ll allow, who you will surround yourself with and perhaps it will completely change everything you ever knew.

Quite simply, it’s life altering.

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