WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Fall may not be the most obvious time to take a vacation, but travel can be easier and cheaper.

"You still have wonderful mild temperatures at many destinations around the country and around the world, yet you have minimized crowds because the kids are back in school, people are waiting to take their winter and holiday vacations," says Jeanenne Tornatore.

The Orbitz Travel Senior Editor says you should take a look at off-peak destinations.

"Places like cruising, beach destinations and mountain towns before the ski resorts open. these are where you're going to find some of the best deals of the fall travel season," she says.

Fall weather can be unpredictable so pack for the changes.

If your destination is the Caribbean, consider travel insurance with hurricane coverage.

And remember, it's also not too early to think about those holiday travel plans.

Tornatore says, "You don't want to wait until mid to late October to book those airfares, because the ideal seats and flights will start to fill up and they're only going to get more expensive."

You can guarantee an even lower airfare if you book your flight to depart very early or very late in the day.

And, you can save even more if you fly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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