October was once the month that brought the first chills of winter. When leaves began to change and we started pulling our sweaters out of storage. But it seems the last few years we’ve seen an unusually large number of people in cold-weather destinations posting pictures of themselves in shorts, enjoying a rooftop cocktail in late-October Toronto.
You can look at this a few ways. First, as an alarming realization that something is definitely off with Earth’s climate. Or as an opportunity to visit even more places in October, since concerns over “snow” and “pants weather” aren’t really a thing. We prefer to think the latter (since the former sends us into a depressive spiral) and offer up these dozen destinations as the best places to travel in October this year.