Various parts of the country are known for their vibrant displays of fall foliage colors, none more so than New England.

It seems odd that we get such joy from the annual death of leaves in the Autumn.

The reasons for the turning of the leaves is scientific... Chlorophyll, Carotenoids, Anthocyanins and environmental clues. But our joy, our love of the foliage is more emotional than scientific. But why? What is it about those bright colors that we’re so attracted to? They’re beautiful, that’s for sure, but why do we, as humans, get so caught up in fall foliage? Maybe it's not just the beauty of the foliage, but cues that the spirit of change is in the air. Cooler temps mean cozy sweaters, blankets and bon-fires. Seasonal treats make their debut. Apple cider, maple syrup and who isn't addicted to Pumpkin Spice lattes?

Our favorite reason to love fall foliage is the opportunity to travel to the most celebrated region in the US: New England's Fall Charm September 21 - 28, 2018 (hurry, you might miss this one!) and Colors of New England October 5 - 12, 2019.