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Portugal: When to go

May 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

Climate “We didn’t know we had an April,” one Lisbon resident said, “until that song came out.” As a song and a season, “April in Portugal” is famous. Summer might be the most popular time to visit, but for the traveler who can chart his …

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India: When to go

February 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Your choice of where and when to go will be determined primarily by the weather. India’s vastness means that the climate varies greatly from region to region, and sometimes even from day to night, as in the desert regions. The Indian year features six seasons: …

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Beijing: When to go

February 1, 2009 // 1 Comment

The biggest factor in your calculations on when to visit Beijing should be the movement of domestic tourists, who during the longer public holidays take to the road in tens or even hundreds of millions, filling transportation, booking out hotels, and turning even the quieter …

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Thailand: When to go

January 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

Study weather information, as an ill-timed trip can mean pouring rain, debilitating humidity, or seas too rough for diving or beach activity. The high season for tourism throughout the kingdom is the North American/European winter period, mid-October through late February. Prices skyrocket and hotels fill …

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Cuba: When to go

January 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

The tourist high season runs December through March, coinciding with the winter months in most northern countries. It also coincides with Cuba’s dry season. Throughout this season, and especially around the Christmas and Easter holidays, the beaches and resorts are relatively full, prices are somewhat …