Autumn Adventures

Fall wasn’t in a rush this year. September stayed pretty warm. The leaves started changing colors a few weeks later than usual. While many places haven’t even received a plant-killing frost yet. Perfect. This gives you more time to plan an autumn adventure.

Photo: Augusta Winery

Augusta: Head to Missouri to visit a small town, learn about the first American Viticultural Area, sip estate-bottled wines, and eat thin-crust pizza in a wine and beer garden.

Photo: The Retreat Costa Rica

Barrio Jesús de Atenas: Escape to a remote resort in Costa Rica to indulge in farm-to-spa body treatments, work on your neglected yoga poses, eat garden-fresh vegetables, and reset your schedule.

Photo: Saaremaa Museum via Visit Estonia

Kuressaare: Explore Estonia’s largest island to see a medieval fortress, walk along deserted beaches, eat freshly caught seafood, and spend lots of time in the sauna.

Photo: Ralf Roletschek [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (, from Wikimedia Commons
Rømø: Follow a causeway to Denmark’s largest island in the North Sea to find bunkers left over from World War II, watch surfers tackle big swells, visit a whaling museum, and enjoy a dozen oysters with a bottle of white wine.


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