My favorite time of year to visit a place is Spring. It's a time of year where everything in the world reawakens!

A Springtime of Travel: the top destinations for a Spring break

After winter hibernation, let’s embrace the pleasures of the great outdoors ! With the return of the migratory birds and the colorful vegetation, spring is the ideal time to travel.

The sun’s rays are warmer, and the days are longer. The first growths are appearing, and plants are in bloom.

Nature awakens everywhere in the northern hemisphere, while the southern hemisphere promises a change of scenery in the mildness of autumn.

Spring is a fertile inter-season offering a variety of destinations to explore.

As a bonus, popular summer vacation destinations are less crowded in spring.

it’s a great time to discover a country more serenely.

Our spring travel stories

The days are getting longer again, the air is getting warmer – Spring has sprung! Full of new energy, let all your senses discover the magic of this time of year. Does the arrival of spring whet your appetite for travel ? Find your ideal Spring destination here.

The New World

The New World

Mmmmmmm ... (etc) / In noreni per ipe / in noreni Cora / tira mine per ito / ne domina, with the music of Vangelis in mind I step into the New World ! Here I am in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus, on my way to The Conquest of Paradise. But am I already there?...

Cape Verde
From Hell to Heaven…

From Hell to Heaven…

Todo fish? (Are you ok?) Sta fish (Everything is fine) Although the official language of Cape Verde is Portuguese, it is only heard in government offices and on the radio or television. The actual spoken language is Creole or rather "Creoles," since each island has...

Cape Verde
All Roads lead to Rum…

All Roads lead to Rum…

Bom dia ! Mindelo is a must for all hikers attracted to the legendary beauty of the island of Santo Antão. This vast island, 300 square miles in size, is sparsely populated (just over 48 000 inhabitants) and the westernmost and largest of the Barlavento Islands of...

Desperately seeking Nessie

Desperately seeking Nessie

Do you remember the movie where a man lives forever, with Queen's famous song Who wants to live forever"? Good, our journey on the west coast of the Isle of Skye in Scoland takes us to Dunvegan and its famous castle, the stronghold of the MacLeod clan for 800...

At the discovery of the Highlands

At the discovery of the Highlands

Are you brave enough to explore an itinerary of castles (with and without ghosts), lochs, magicians, and mysterious creatures ? If so, put on the soundtrack of "Braveheart"…as background music... as the first notes resonate, think of Mel Gibson wearing a kilt, of a...

The Ultimate Guide to Spring Travel: It’s time to organize your spring holidays !

Hooray for spring ! Say goodbye to dreariness and cold: spring is slowly coming. It’s time to wake up and have some fun.

The days are getting longer, and the sun is shining, temperatures are mild and good cheer is in the air.

The flowers show: mauve crocuses peeking through the snow and narcissus blooming. The rosy bloom of the peach trees is a promise of fruit to come. Light fragrances fill the air.

The landscape is in tune with the season, and the world returns to life. Without a doubt, spring symbolizes life in all its dimensions.

« Now here comes the spring
And my world wants to rise and shine
Now here comes my heart
And my heart wants to know what’s mine
All for a brighter time ». »

(Tony Orlando & Dawn – Here Comes the Spring)

Two swallows perched on a wire. For one swallow does not make a spring, nor does one day… What about two swallows?

For one swallow does not make a spring… What about two swallows?


5 Top Reasons to Travel in spring

Does the arrival of spring whet your appetite for travel ? Imagine yourself soaking up the sun’s gentle rays on a café terrace, strolling through gardens in full bloom, wandering in the mountains or by the sea to enjoy the long days.

Spring is one of the best seasons to travel, and it offers many advantages.


1. Enjoy sunny days !

In spring, temperatures are mild, and days are generally sunny. For the Northern Hemisphere’s favorite destinations, including most European countries, statistics show that spring months are often the driest.

Ideal weather for excursions ! When we travel to southern countries, the warm weather is manageable but bearable.

The original, world famous Weather Forecasting Stone … The weather rock or weather stone is a humor display that pokes fun at the intricate technology used in modern weather forecasts.

The Weather Forecasting Stone

2. Witness nature’s awakening

With the warm weather and longer days, nature bursts with life and vivid color.. Delicate, discreet, or striking flowers color gardens, meadows, and undergrowth.

Daisies, speedwells, primroses, violets, lamier, narcissus, and small periwinkle bloom on roadsides, in meadows, in public gardens, and sometimes even in the smallest corners of towns, without the help of a gardener! And the marmots in the mountain pastures are whistling again !

Blooming in early spring, the primroses are flowers with pale to deep yellow with darker yellow-orange centers color. Primroses are low-growing plants with rough, tongue-like leaves that grow in a rosette.

Spring flowers: primroses


3. • Escaping the tourist crowds

Traveling in spring means avoiding crowds, especially in the most popular tourist destinations. This peacefulness is appreciated in popular destinations.

The traffic is fluid and accommodations much easier to find.

What a delight to wander and stroll in complete peace of mind, to discover the sights in a different light !


4. Enjoy seasonal activities

Spring is the season of many festivals, music, food, and traditional cultures and folk customs. Experience the « Frühlingsfest » in Munich or the traditional Highland Games in Scotland, feast on fresh fruit from the market, and enjoy your first Italian ice cream of the year.

When it comes to nature, visit the tulip fields in Holland (mid-April) or take part in « hanami » in Japan to admire the beauty of the cherry blossom trees, known as « Sakura». Last but not least, thousands of gray whales pass near Vancouver Island in Canada every spring…


5. Take advantage of the low season and save money

Spring travel can be a very economical option. The cost of accommodation, plane tickets, car rentals, and tourist activities is considerably lower than during the high season.

It’s an opportunity to save a little while enjoying a fantastic trip.

Now that we know the advantages, let’s talk about the only two disadvantages of spring travel:

  • Pollen allergies: runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes, itchy throat… There’s no doubt about it: these are the signs of « hay fever » !
  • Some beaches, particularly in Europe, are still unsuitable for swimming. For those not so afraid of chilly water, swimming becomes possible again in the Mediterranean at the end of spring !


The best places to go in spring

In the mood for nature, seaside beaches, or to discover a place’s history and culture ?

We’ve some ideas for spring destinations. Travel in mild temperatures, away from the hustle and bustle of summer crowds: dream destinations to enjoy in total peace and calm !

Destination Africa in spring

Travel to Africa during springtime is a great opportunity to experience the unrivalled majesty of the African continent

With Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt, North Africa is a pleasant springtime destination with plenty of sunshine and delightful temperatures.

Think of islands like Cape Verde, Madagascar, and Reunion, where spring is a good time for most activities.

It’s high season for safaris throughout southern Africa: tourist numbers are high in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambie , and Zimbabwe.

In April, the Victoria Falls (on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe) are at their most spectacular.

The Paúl Valley in Cape Verde, on the island of Santo Antão, is a truly green paradise. It's a long oasis of lush vegetation, squeezed between two mountain bars on the island of Santo Antão.

Cape Verde, Santo Antão island: Paúl Valley


Destination North and Central America in spring

Spring is the perfect time to pack your bags for the National Parks of the American West.

Explore these magnificent parks before the summer heat and crowds : Death Valley, Yosemite, Saguaro, and more. California, Louisiana, and Florida (jusqu’à mai) (until May) are delightful at this time of year, as are Mexico and Cuba (also until May.

The spectacular views from Zabriskie Point are some of the most photographed in Death Valley National Park. The viewpoint is an elevated overlook of a huge area of yellow-brown-black badlands, with the white salt flats.

Death Valley Zabriskie Viewpoint


Destination South America in spring

Early autumn in the southern hemisphere (and spring in the northern hemisphere) is a pleasant time to visit South America.

In Argentina, discover Buenos Aires and the magnifiques chutes d’Iguaçu. From May-June, the dry season is enjoyable and underway on the Altiplano(Bolivia and Chile). The other side of the coin: colder temperatures set in as we approach the southern winter.

Located in the middle of the rainforest on the border of Argentina and Brazil, the Iguaçu or Iguazu Falls are a natural wonder.

The magnificent Iguaçu Fallson the border of Argentina and Brazil


Destinations in Asia and the Middle East in spring

The spring season is great or less favorable depending if you travel to Asia or to the Middle East.

In South-East Asia, the spring season is much less favorable… The heatwaves in many countries, such as India, Thailand, and Burma, are responsible for hundreds of deaths yearly.

And, at the end of spring, the monsoon affects the entire region, sparing few…

Only South Korea and northern and central China (Beijing) remain welcoming, even if conditions are less than ideal.

« Vacation: when you spend thousands of dollars to see what rain looks like in different parts of the world. » (Robert Orben, American writer and humorist)

In Japan, on the other hand, spring is an enjoyable season. The cherry blossoms move from south to north between late March and mid-April (late April for the northern island of Hokkaido)

If possible, avoid Golden Week, , Japan’s annual vacation week from late April to early May.

The other Asian exception is Indonesia, where the wet season ends in late April, and the dry season begins in May.

In the Middle East, spring is already hot in some regions, especially the desert zones.

In Jordan, you can take advantage of the mild temperatures of April-May to discover the almond trees in bloom, the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum, and the refined architecture of the monuments in Petra.

In Jordan, the Wadi Rum desert looks like the arid and red surface of Mars with its reddish dans and mountains. It features a varied desert landscape consisting of a range of narrow gorges, natural arches, towering cliffs, ramps, massive landslides and caverns.

Jordan: reddish sand dunes and Mountains in Wadi Rum desert


Où partir en Europe au printemps ?

Are you dreaming of a trip to Europe ?

Consider islands where life is good all year round : Madeira, Malte, the Canary Islands, and la Crete are perfect examples.

The spring climate is idyllic around the Mediterranean: Spain (Andalusia), Italy (Tuscany), Greece and the south of France. It’s not hot yet so you can say goodbye to queues before every visit or restaurant meal !

Madeira: you will walk on paths in the heart of the Lauriferous forest, along the Levadas. The trees intertwine, creating a mystical atmosphere worthy

Madeira, in the heart of the Lauriferous forest

Further north, temperatures rise as the season progresses, reaching a pleasant coolness from May-June onwards.

In England, Cornwall is covered with fields of flowers. Spring is the ideal time to discover Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland, we’ll wait until June to fly to these destinations and take full advantage of the midnight sun: outdoor activities and light therapy !

Scotland's iconic Eilean Donan Castle, reflected in Loch Duich, stands at the entrance to the Isle of Skye in the Highlands.

Scotland: Eileann Donan castle

As far as cities are concerned, spring is the perfect time for excursions and cultural visits to the capitals of the Old Continent: Athens, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, London, Berlin, Budapest, etc.

In Barcelona, Casa Amatller and Casa Batllo are two side-by-side buildings redesigned by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. They are two of the three most important buildings on a famous Barcelona city block known as the

Barcelona: Casa Amatller and Casa Battlo


Destination Oceania in spring

Plan a trip to Oceania on spring is a good time for a quieter, cooler and cheaper time of year to visit

The Australian climate has the opposite seasons to those of our northern hemisphere. In Australia, April and May are the heart of autumn, and winter begins in June.

As Australia is a vast country with a great diversity of climates, you’ll find at least one pleasant region to discover every season.

In early autumn, stroll along the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, enjoy the Adelaide Fringe Festival Festival in Adelaide, or take a gourmet break in Melbourne.

At the end of autumn, head for the Northern Territory, where the dry season begins, with sunny days and warm nights…

Traveling to New Zealand (from March to May (autumn) represents a good compromise between the weather and the number of tourists. Temperatures are still pleasant, and nature offers magnificent autumn colors! Bear in mind, however, that it can be cold, and rain is never far away…


A black and white portrait of Celine and her comic traveler alter-ego C-Ludik.

Hi ! My name is C-Ludik and I’m the person who runs this creative space. Welcome to ‘Tween here and there, a travel blog that shares awesome destinations, stunning photographs and captivating travel stories from around the world. No two landscapes are ever the same because of a different light, different conditions… whether it's a new or an old place. That’s what I love about nature and landscape photography. As the famous Ibn Battuta traveler said: « traveling – it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller ». He’s right ! Behind the photographer, I see myself more as a storyteller. When I arrive on a place, I try to respond to what I see and tell the story of the land. If you love travel, exploring new places, and seeing more of this beautiful world then you'll be right at home here. ‘Tween here and there is the travel inspiration for those with full-time jobs and for those in search of any off-the-beaten track destinations around the world, near and far.

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