The Best Times to Travel

Looking for a hot and sunny vacation on a white sand beach? Want to enjoy snowy slopes for the perfect ski getaway? Champion Traveler provides unbiased data about the best times to visit popular tourist destinations around the world.

What We Do

Our number one goal at Champion Traveler is to provide information that helps you make the best decision about your next vacation. We want to answer any questions you have about the best times to travel anywhere in the world, with accurate and reliable data to prove it. We have information on thousands of destinations, so rest easy knowing you will get the answers you need as you plan your next vacation. 

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Champion Traveler Honors: The Best Sustainable, Organic Wineries Near Napa

As avid travelers we want the best of the best as we spend our time and money on experiences around the world. Each year we honor several fabulous locations and establishments by including them in our Champion Traveler Honors. Napa Valley is known for its wines but...

Is VRBO a Safe and Reliable Travel Site?

Vacation Rentals by Owner, commercially known as VRBO, is an online rental marketplace where people can either book or advertise accommodations.  Sites like VRBO, benefit both hosts and travelers. It is an alternative for property owners to profit from that extra...

How Far in Advance Should I Book a Flight?

It's easy to find recommendations telling you when to book your flight, but these recommendations span anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months. The discrepancy probably arises from a statistical problem: seasonal anomalies break the average, and it's not an easy problem to...

How Much Does it Cost to Travel to Space?

Fast facts:  As of right now (2021), the cost of booking a trip to space in the near future is approximately $250,000. The immediate cost of a trip to space (via something like SpaceX) in the next 2-3 years is in the tens of millions per passenger. In the...

Is Booking.com Safe and Reliable?

Historically, travel plans were booked through an agent who specialized in knowing about all the hotels, flights and amenities in popular tourist destinations. Today, sites like Kayak, Expedia and Booking handle that automatically and empower users to make their own...

Paying in the UK: the Best Credit Cards and More

For Americans payment may seem so universal that it's a shock to go overseas and experience difficulty in paying. My wife and I recently spent a month in the United Kingdom, especially in Scotland. Paying in Scotland and England is essentially the same experience, but...

Your Islay, Scotland Guide: Distilleries, Ruins, and More

Published by Carson on September 4, 2018 Last updated September 3, 2019 During our month-long vacation to Scotland, my wife and I spent eight full days on a small-ish island off the west coast of mainland Scotland called Islay (pronounced eye-luh, do not pronounce the...

The BEST: What to do in Durango, Colorado while on Vacation

One of the most beautiful cities in the United States, Durango, Colorado is in the southwest corner of Colorado, about a five hour drive from Denver, or a 45 minute flight. Sitting 6,000 feet above sea level, the city might take a day of adjustment for those of us...

Airbnb vs. VRBO vs. HomeAway – What’s the best way to book a vacation rental?

So you're looking to try this whole vacation rental via the web thing out, huh? It's a great alternative to standard hotels, as many of these rental services offer a more intimate experience in new locations. A quaint home or apartment outside of the standard hotel...

Things to Do in Las Vegas in Summer

Published by Carson on July 14th, 2017 According to our data, the best times to travel to Las Vegas are from March 5th - May 13th and October 1st - November 18th. These spring and fall months allow tourists to experience Vegas without the scorching heat. We (my wife,...