To travel off-peak is defined as “traveling outside rush-hours to avoid the overcrowding on public transportation.” This is easier said than done, as you know by now it rarely happens.

Traveling by both air and car, its so wise to avoid the crowds by traveling during the week, especially from Tuesday through Thursday. An added bonus is that airfares for travel Tuesday through Thursday are usually cheaper.

Mid-morning and late afternoon flights tend to be less crowded, plus you can really avoid commute traffic during this time. Late-night flights (also known as red-eye flights for obvious reasons): can help you avoid traffic but it’s only effective if you can sleep sitting up-right on your plane seat!

Did you know that traveling off-peak means traveling during holidays (not before or after) when airfares are lower and there’s less road traffic?

Most affordable travel deals of the year can be found in the fall. If you find super off-peak dates that fall between major holidays, Book it. Reserve immediately with your discount travel broker or wholesale discount agent!

One great way to save money by traveling off-peak is flying down to the Caribbean during the North American winter months rather than during summer. You might say what’s the point in going to the Caribbean in winter when you’re going there to enjoy the beaches? Ah! remember, there is no such thing as winter in the Caribbean, it stays warm all year long. In fact, it’s not a good idea to fly there during the peak season (i.e., summer months) as this is the period when the hurricanes usually appear.

Traveling off-peak, not only will you get cheaper flights and accommodations, you will also gain a different perspective on travel – especially the added advantage of enjoying your destinations without the large mass of tourists during holidays.

You should subscribe to some online newsletters of discount air travel brokers. By having yourself included in these companies’ mailing list, you can get your hands on off-peak travel promotions faster than those who don’t. So you see, it’s not just the air miles!

And last but not least, reserve your flight early to secure the most advantage from traveling off-peak. A year’s planning will help you reap the reward of the cheapest airfares possible! On the other hand, booking last minute can also have its rewards. If you’re the kind who can leave at an hour’s notice, you could save big with last-minute flights and accommodations. Because, airlines and hotels would prefer to discount their seats and rooms rather than leaving them vacant!