If you should go on any vacation, it should be during the upcoming Labor Day weekend from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. The holiday is, after all, dedicated to American workers and their contributions to the country.
Fly.com looked at data from more than one million Labor Day user searches conducted between July 15 and Aug. 22, 2013, and discovered that fares to popular Labor Day destinations experienced a dramatic price increase three weeks before the Labor Day weekend (Aug. 9-16).
Labor Day is often considered to be the last long weekend primed for summer travel, so it isn't surprising that so many Americans head to the airport at the end of August/early September for a final summer jaunt.
Autumn is my favorite time for short weekend or day escapes. So many towns have seasonal celebrations from craft and farmer's markets to state fairs and sprawling corn mazes. These day- or weekend-long festivals are such a lovely way to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of fall.