My husband has traveled in Europe and I never have. My 40th birthday is in May and we were thinking we might go for a "Spring Break" trip in mid March...it is also our wedding anniversary (I am a teacher). I love travel and would be happy going anywhere. We spoke with a couple from Norway over Christmas who advised that "the weather will be wet and lousy" there in March, and we should go in either summer or winter instead. This got us thinking about where we SHOULD go, in which it won't be considered some of the worst weather of the year...or even if the weather is bad, there's a unique cultural or natural event that will make for a fantastic experience.
Our interests are broad: beer, unique local food (we are not "let's go to McDonald's" travelers), natural parks, cultural sites, festivals, live music (from concert halls to tiny pubs), architecture. We tend to gravitate towards local spots rather than tourist traps. We go on big road trips in the USA to the National Parks to hike and take photos.
Thank you for any insight you are able to provide about either "This great thing happens that week in ___!" or "Don't go to __ in mid-March...it'll be a flooded muddy mess, some of the shops even close." It's sincerely appreciated.