October 21, 2014
The "shoulder" season is the perod of time right before or right after the tourist season. Benefits are that it is always less crowded and less expensive. Usually the weather is also good for travel or even better such as in Europe when the masses descend in the heat of summer. Europe is much bettter in Spring or Fall with cooler temperatures. I have been rewarded traveling through Eastern Europe with magnificent weather and almost no one in the dorms. On 2 occasions I have had the dorm to myself. Nothing like a private room for only $12.