7 Destinations To Travel To This Fall According To Geoffrey Kent
Summer vacations have come to an end and will become a distant memory, and we all have fall travel to look forward to destinations that are distinguished with milder climates, vivid landscapes, and fewer crowds at this time of year. To get the best advice to decide where to go for your autumnal adventure, ask travel pro Geoffrey Kent. Co-founder of luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent.
Kent seems to have wanderlust flowing through his veins. At 16, he became the first person to travel between Kenya and Cape Town on a motorcycle. Four years later, he founded Abercrombie & Kent with his mother and father, starting with what they knew best: safaris. Since then, the pioneer has grown the company into a worldwide enterprise, operating in more than 100 countries.
This fall, with good weather conditions, the explorer has his eye mostly on Asia as autumn tends to be the preferred time to visit this part of the world.
Below, Kent weighs in on the seven countries you should visit this fall.
Fall is harvest time and it is celebrated in style in Alba at the International White Truffle Fair (October 6–November 25). The exhibition is in the historic town center, the ideal place to appreciate and buy the best truffles from the woods of Langhe, Roero, and Monferrato.
The season for momijigari (leaf viewing) runs from October through November. It’s a beautiful time to visit Japan with stunning red maple leaves throughout the country.
Laos and Cambodia
October and November are some of the best months to visit Southeast Asia. This year, we anticipate even higher demand for fall travel in the region as there are several buzzy new hotel openings. In Luang Prabang, Rosewood has opened a beautiful Bill Bensley–designed boutique hotel just outside of the city.
Bhutan and Nepal
September through November are prime months to visit Bhutan and Nepal with sunny days offering optimal conditions for mountain viewing. Six Senses Bhutan is scheduled to open part of their lodge circuit this fall, with a focus on wellness and contemporary accommodations that still provide an excellent sense of place.