Shoulder seasons:those delightful wedges between high and low seasons that offer decent weather, smaller crowds and a healthy potential for deals on hotels and airfare. Shoulder seasons indicate a drop in tourism demand, but not in intrinsic value. Melanie Waldman offers up tips for booking shoulder season deals in five regions around the world.
Portland is the largest city in Maine. It is also the state’s cultural, social and economical capital. The city’s seal depicts a phoenix which goes hand in hand with the city’s motto: Resurgam (I will rise again). Portland is a small seaside city, with shops, museums, galleries and many things to do. And by the way: did you know that Portland, Oregon was named after Portland, Maine?
Rochester is a mid-sized city located on the coast of Lake Ontario, which combines the large-city culture with the small city charm. The city has long been known as Kodak Town, but its fame surely came well before amateur photography. Combining historical treasures with modern family-friendly attractions, Rochester is a lovely choice for a vacation.