5. The Azores
“Where?” That’s what I thought. This archipelago floating about in the Atlantic Ocean isn’t exactly on everyone’s radar. Even the well-traveled individual might not know these islands exist, but believe me, the Azores are a fantastic choice of an off-season adventure.
These quaint and beautiful islands are never too crowded, but to get the added bonus of even smaller crowds and cheaper prices, coming during fall and winter will prove to be a good decision.
This remote archipelago boasts a brilliant landscape of stunning beauty with rugged mountains and stunning beaches. The seafood feast at night will have you drooling, and the authentic Portuguese hospitality will charm you, regardless of weather.