Between the summer crowds and the winter rush, there's a sweet spot for outdoor adventure -- and savings.
Thai police officers examine the scene of an explosion at an antigovernment protest site in Bangkok on Jan. 19, 2014
You don't need snow to enjoy the Rockies. Breckenridge boasts autumnal activities ranging from mountain biking and ATV tours to hiking and trail rides.
September is a good month for golfers, who'll find fall rounds priced at about $65, 43% less than in summer.
Hotel rates are about 13% lower than during ski season, but you can turn up even steeper discounts by shopping around, says Dan Sherman of Ski.com. A one-bedroom at Trails End Condominiums, for instance, can get as low as $99 a night in the fall (a drop of more than 70%).