1. There are people who have to tour all year long, just so they can afford to live where they do for a few months out the year. Obviously, this depends on where you live and how expensive it is, but the irony can’t be ignored. Having to be gone all the time just to be able to be home a little bit of the time is a fucked up situation.
2. The best time for touring is the Fall and the Spring. In general, summer (except big festivals) and winter are to be avoided. The holiday season isn’t that great either. But the fall and spring are where it’s at.