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October is the glorious month that officially marks the beginning of fall—and unofficially marks the rush towards the end of the year. Even blinking feels like too long not to pay attention, with it so near, perhaps explaining the excitement in the air that autumn brings. The air is crisp with energy from so many upcoming holidays that it’s hard to sit still. From this point on, the days until Christmas get shorter and shorter—with New Year’s seated right behind. The weather is chilly, the summer storms are gone, and the food is plentiful. With so much on the brink, October is the perfect month to travel. We’ve come up with ten reasons, so grab your favorite old sweater and hit the road, because:

  • The changing of the leaves has started.

Part of the Cherohala Skyway, TN, (Cherokee Nantahala) in the fallTrees are shifting from green to ocher and ruby and brown the color of deer’s fur. Even in the southern most communities, the season’s change is felt. A need to see different color erupt in familiar, and unfamiliar, landscapes is the perfect excuse to take a few days off.

  • Amusement Parks.

The summer crowds have emptied out at last. With children in school on a regular basis, the middle of the week is prime time to escape the heaviest of amusement park lines. Besides, now that it’s not molten-lava hot outside, line waiting is almost enjoyable.

  • Food!

Finally the fall foods are in! In the grocery stores, in the restaurants, with the street vendors, in gas stations—fall food is available. Apples, pumpkins, squashes, sweet potatoes, artichokes, brussel sprouts, egg-plants, grapes, cabbage are all in the local farmer’s market to be enjoyed during the chillier months. (And let’s not forget the pumpkin-spiced everything that has seeped into mass-consumption.)

  • Alcohol

Best Places to Retire - Autumn - Pumpkin BeerBars have begun serving their special fall brews: pumpkin beers, apple shots, butterscotch rums and millions of combinations dedicated to the season. And while wine season is at its end, the fun is not over—many vineyards going strong until mid-October.

  • Football

October is arguably the most fun time to be an American with football season in full-swing. Whether attending an adrenaline-pumping NFL game, or purchasing the less-expensive football tickets for your local high-school team—the all-American classic will always get fans out of their seats.

  • Camping

The bugs have finally (at last!) retired to their coves for the winter, with the first freezes chasing away all of the mosquitos. What a better time to go camping? The nights are cold enough to need a campfire (read: S’mores) and thus, campfire songs; however, the nights are not so cold as to need thermal gear to make it through the night. Tents are the perfect alcove.

  • It’s the last minute chance to fit in those New Year’s goals

If you had sight-seeing goals for 2014, the last chance is fast approaching. (And what a great time to do it alongside 1.) The Changing of the Leaves.) Knocking a few items of your bucket list is always a fun, exciting, fulfilling thing to do—so why wait?

  • Halloween

There’s so much that falls under this category. Hayrides, Haunted houses, corn mazes, ghost walks, scary stories are all reasons to go out and experience the spookiest holiday. Every city is doing something different, so go explore!

  • It’s the last chance before things get very, very cold

As a southerner, I prefer to stay indoors in the frigid months. The roads are icy, and the wind is sharp. October marks the beginning of the end for pleasant weather.

If the normal needs to travel aren’t enough—the ten extra pulls to the road in October should get you moving.

Retire Arkansas

Retire Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas

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Currahee Club

Currahee Club

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With 1,200 breathtaking acres, Currahee Club offers some of the finest real estate in North Georgia. The master-planned community features golf course, lake, and mountain homes on unique lots shaped by their natural surroundings. Visit us today, and enjoy the lifestyle you deserve...
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Sea Horse Ranch

Sea Horse Ranch

Sosua, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Sea Horse Ranch is a luxury, oceanfront resort with private villas for rent and for sale. Located in Cabarete-Sosua on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, Sea Horse Ranch is a 20-minute drive from the international airport of Puerto Plata.
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Keowee Key - South Carolina Lake Community

Keowee Key - South Carolina Lake Community

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Balsam Mountain Preserve

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Chenal Properties Arkansas

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Vista at Bill's Mountain - North Carolina Gated Community

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Perfectly shaped since the beginning of time, Bill's Mountain is your chance to experience the picturesque town of Lake Lure. Every contour...every pristine ridge of this Lake Lure property offers incomparable views Western North Carolina. Set just five minutes from Lake Lure's crystal blue waters in Rutherford County, Bill's Mountain's 800 spectacular acres invites you to reconnect with family and friends, nature and the spirit within you.
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Black Creek Chattanooga

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At Black Creek, we are building a community that embraces all that has been forgotten about what defines a life well-lived. Imagine access to 1000s of acres of protected land just footsteps from your door while living just 10 minutes from downtown Chattanooga, where shopping, dining, entertainment as well as top hospitals are quickly within reach.
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The Landings on Kentucky Lake

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Fairfield Glade & Fairfield North - Tennessee Resort Communities

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Fairfield Glade, Tennessee

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Montesa at Gold Canyon - Arizona Gated Community

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Lucero Golf & Country Club

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Playa Bonita Beach Residences

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Nestled between Historic Hendersonville and Lake Lure's picturesque coves is Vista at Blacksmith Run-an exclusive Western North Carolina mountain property designed for residential development. Blacksmith Run's secluded mountain lifestyle and four season climate turns an ordinary day into an unforgettable experience. With convenient access to all of Western North Carolina's treasures, this quiet mountain gated community was developed for those who appreciate the best that life has to offer.
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Jasper Highlands - Tennessee Gated Communities

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Fairfield Bay - Arkansas Lake Resort Community

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Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain - NC Mountain Communities

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Unparalleled panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and pristine forests. This award winning mountain top community is removed without being remote. It is minutes from the conveniences of Hendersonville, NC and the Asheville Airport. Ideal altitude from 3,200 to 3,800 feet to enjoy cool summers without the harsh winters.
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Red Ledges Utah

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Hot Springs Village - Arkansas Communities

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