In travel terms, the ‘shoulder season’ refers to the lull between peak and off-peak travel times for popular holiday destinations.
Usually, this means April to mid-June, and September to October… a ‘shoulder’ on either side of summer!
There is a wealth of benefits to taking a trip during shoulder season. Not only will you escape the tourist hordes – and noisy children on their school holidays! – but prices are usually cheaper, too.
That’s why we’ve lined up some of our favourite shoulder season sojourns, especially for couples, families with young children, and those holidaying alone.