Best Places to Travel in October

Think Halloween is only the celebration in October? Think again. Here's where you want to be this month.

Best Places to Travel in October | Saba
Saba All month long, the tiny island of Saba — 12 minutes by plane from St. Maarten — is consumed by the eco-education festival called Sea & Learn. Past presenters have guided rainforest walks to encounter bioluminescent mushrooms at night, and swims with dolphins to learn about echolocation. This is the off-season, so room rates are more affordable.Shutterstock
Best Places to Travel in October | Dominica
Dominica The month is a slow build of street parades, craft exhibitions and other events honoring Independence Day on November 3. When the U.S. is celebrating Halloween, this volcanic island comes alive for the three-night World Creole Music Festival, or WCMF, with reggae, souka and other international sounds.Shutterstock
Best Places to Travel in October | Fiji
Fiji October in Fiji is pure magic: It’s when Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, takes place — on the 30th in 2016 — observed publicly with candles and fireworks. October is also a shoulder-season month, offering best deals on resort stays.Shutterstock