Get on a boat during the hurricane season: If you can be flexible with your itinerary, hurricane season is a surprisingly good time to cruise the Caribbean. Cruise liners often change routes or replace destinations in case of bad weather.
Find Africa's gorillas in the rain: Gorilla trekking in Uganda during rainy season may save you some money and, at the same time, help to get the crowds away from your perfect shot.
Plan your trip around a low-key event: Although the weather is more humid during the off season (summer and autumn months), St Lucia's jazz festival is a great reason to visit in May.
Try a winter spot in summer or autumn: Most travelers would prefer to visit Lapland during the winter. But in other seasons, travelers can enjoy delights like horse-riding and quad biking under the midnight sun. Northern lights season also begins as early as late August.
Brave the desert in the summer: Visiting Dubai during its scorching hot summer sounds unwise, but only if you are unaware of the range of indoor activities the city offers.
Brave the desert in the summer: It's also fascinating to visit Qatar during Ramadan (usually between May and June) when the city comes alive in the evening. "Once the sun sets, locals break their fast, get ready for fun, food, music, shopping and late nights," says Samina Sabir of Qatar Tourism Authority.
Skip the big attraction for smaller delights: Prices to visit Tanzania skyrocket during the predicted Great Migration period, but there is incredible wildlife to see all year round.
Skip the big attraction for smaller delights: Similarly, Kyoto draws in most visitors during cherry blossom season or autumn foliage season, but there are plenty of other activities -- like Hozugawa river boat ride -- to enjoy the city during other seasons too.
Visit a business spot during the holidays: As a business destination, Geneva enjoys the perks of being left relatively alone during regular peak seasons for other destinations.
Go to a summer place in the winter: "In winter, Florence is still vibrant but much quieter, allowing easier access to the cultural gems of the city in a more pleasant environment," says Simon Ball, owner of Tuscany Now & More. And it's also significantly warmer than many parts of Europe.
Go to a summer place in the winter: Going to Florida in November can be rewarding -- cheaper hotels, discounted golf and with a Christmassy spirit. Just keep an eye on the weather forecast as November lies in Florida's hurricane season.
Head to the tropics during rainy season: Wet season may put a damper on beach visits and volcano trekking, but on the other hand, it's an ideal time for river rafting and waterfall chasing.
Head to the tropics during rainy season: In Thailand, a spell of rain actually clears up the air and cools things down, says Chalermsak Suranat, Tourism Authority of Thailand director for Dubai and the Middle East.
Head to the tropics during rainy season: In the Philippines, the sea usually remains calm despite downpours, making it a perfect time for snorkeling in places like Palawan.