A Spring fling is best taken before the school's-out crowds of Easter. And, as luck would have it, March is when many destinations begin to bloom. Dry season is starting at the locations of some of Asia's most incredible adventures - Himalayan trekking, tracking orangutans - while deserts everywhere from the Mojave to the Middle East bask in perfect temperatures, the calm before the summer sizzle.
Elsewhere, there are spring time celebrations to mark the joy of a new season: Holi's festival of colors and Las Fallas, Valencia's flame-licked fiesta of fire. And if that all sounds too much, it's shoulder season at beach escapes everywhere from the Indian Ocean to the Caribbean.