For their largely clear, azure skies May and October are generally considered the finest months for travel - and of course to see Everest.
Set in and around the stilted villages of Inle Lake the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival is one of the largest Buddhist festivals in Burma. The festival is held from the first day of the waxing moon to the third day after the full moon of Thadingyut: September and October in our western calendar.
With its thick deciduous forests, Autumn is a particularly good time to visit New England to take in the scenery and bright and colourful foliage.
The banks of the Luangwa River burst into life in October as thousands of vivid carmine bee-eaters arrive to nest.
The name Kaikoura comes from the Maori words for ‘eat’ and ‘crayfish’, and whilst in town you should definitely make sure to try this local delicacy. Better still, during October each year, the town has its own 'seafest' which enables you to sample food and beverages from all over the region.
The Mekong River is fed and feeds numerous other smaller rivers and tributaries, so it's not surprising there are a number of waterfalls to see. October is also at the end of the wet season so these waterfalls are at their most impressive.
Founded by the Spanish in 1521 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987, Oaxaca is one of Mexico’s most delightful and popular cities. Each October the city hosts an unusual, supernatural event - the 'Day of the Dead'.
Botswana's Okavango Delta is one of the most game-rich areas in Africa. If you visit at the right time you will not only see more wildlife, you will also have the opportunity to view it via a trip in a moroko (a locally made dug-out canoe).
The annual Lake of Stars Festival borrows its name from the nickname for Lake Malawi. This three day world music festival is held every October on the shores of the lake, which in turn, helps boost the economy and promotes talented local music artists.
Autumn in the mountains surrounding Kyoto marks the season for momiji (Japanese maple) viewing. It's a time when the surrounding mountains burst into vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows.
Located in southern British Columbia, the Okanagan Valley is one of the warmest regions in all of Canada and therefore also prime grape-growing country and the reason the annual Okanagan Wine Festival is held there each October.
The polar bear is the world's largest carnivore, roaming the Arctic Ocean and its surrounding seas. Churchill in Canada is sometimes known as the 'polar bear capital of the world' and it's from here that you can often get (safely) within touching distance of these magnificent animals via the specially adapted Tundra Buggy vehicle.
Toronto is the largest city in Canada where some of the cultural attractions can easily rival those of London and New York. If you happen to be in the city in October then you should visit the annual Toronto International Art Fair for a taste of Canadian contemporary and modern art.
Probably one of the most well-known Hindu festivals, the word 'Diwali' means 'rows of lighted lamps'. Also known as the 'festival of light', houses, shops and public places are decorated with...
South Africa has excellent whale-watching opportunities, especially in October, which is the low tourist season. The climate during this month is warm and average temperatures are a pleasant 20°C (68°F).
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