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Escaping the weather!

Describe the last time you escaped a location due to weather and where that took you
35 months ago, January 11th 2017 No: 1 Msg: #199324  
While I've traveled to places for the beach, the snow, the sun, etc., I've never really thought about "escaping" weather. Where I grew up in Colorado (USA), if it snowed, my friends and I drove towards the freshly powdered mountains to ski or snowboard down pristine slopes.

Now, older and no longer skiing/snowboarding, we live in Portland, Oregon (USA) and while we love the weather for 85%!o(MISSING)f the year, we have started talking about escaping in future years to warmer climates.

Have you ever found yourself in a similar position? Reply to this

35 months ago, January 14th 2017 No: 2 Msg: #199349  
Our plan of leaving France and heading to the warmth of Turkey for the start of 2017 seemed like a good one.....it might be warmer but wow did we not count on torrential rain day after day after day! Sometimes the grass isn't greener, although given the amount of rain it is pretty green at the moment! Reply to this

35 months ago, January 15th 2017 No: 3 Msg: #199352  
I'm facing three days of snow here in the Colorado Rockies and have been looking on line for a sunny spot to get away from it all. I'm scheduled to attend a class reunion in Florida in April and don't think I can wait that long. Anyway, the reunion on lasts Friday to Sunday...what would be a great Caribbean island to visit for the rest of the week? I'm thinking of Saint Maarten, where I can also take a ferry to adjacent Anguilla and St Barts. Any other ideas? Reply to this

35 months ago, January 15th 2017 No: 4 Msg: #199356  
Jo -- Isn't it funny about looking for the greener grass? I love your story!

Bob -- Sounds like we're feeling similarly couped up by the weather! We have Colorado-like snow here with bright blue skies and are looking at snowmelt combined with rainfall that may lead to flood warnings -- yikes! I look forward to reading about your April escape.

Cuba also looks like a hot spot if you're going to be in Florida. Reply to this

34 months ago, February 6th 2017 No: 5 Msg: #199606  
Summer being my favorite season for most of my life ( embraced winter in childhood) I have often thought of going to warm climates when it gets cold. If you look at my first decade of travel it was almost exclusively to Caribbean Islands to go driving.

My philosophy is to live in a warm climate and fly to snow when you miss it.

Bob- I've heard St. Maarten is good so let us know your thoughts if you go.
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33 months ago, March 4th 2017 No: 6 Msg: #199933  
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I have an irrational hatred of easterlies that blow across the hills and whistle around my house in summer. Hot dry wind that roars through creating days where people up in the hills surrounded by bush sit there nervously with a hose, I HATE that wind.

So far its usually been Indo because ive decided if the wind doesnt stop I will go insane and we have/had 16 flights to and from bali per day so would jump on a flight to bali the next day and then work out where in Indo next. Ive ended up in volcanic eruptions in Manado thanks to that stupid wind. I think thats the reason I went to Vanuatu as well as the ham sandwich. I dont eat ham. Reply to this

33 months ago, March 4th 2017 No: 7 Msg: #199942  
In response to: Msg #199933

Is it wind you hate or warm winds?

I love all winds. Reply to this

33 months ago, March 4th 2017 No: 8 Msg: #199943  
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I like wind i do not like the hot easterly that blows in march......in fact I can hear it now grrrrrrrr Reply to this

33 months ago, March 5th 2017 No: 9 Msg: #199947  
In response to: Msg #199943
That's funny, I haven't heard many other people say they hate wind, but me too! I don't care about the temperature, not a fan of cold winds, hot winds, warm winds, if it is a strong wind of any temperature I just want to escape indoors. The one exception are strong winds blowing off the ocean or during rides -- love those. So, Cindy, if the wind wasn't so audible, do you think you wouldn't mind it -- so purely an aural thing? 😉 Reply to this

33 months ago, March 5th 2017 No: 10 Msg: #199949  
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Interesting question Auspicious - just walking outside and feeling it is enough to send me ballistic. The aural thing is a major part but if i feel that particular wind on my skin I get instantly angry...its something im talking to my therapist about :D Reply to this

33 months ago, March 5th 2017 No: 11 Msg: #199951  
In response to: Msg #199949 Haha, we've all got something. I freak out when people mess with their belly buttons -- ugh, I can barely write that fact. Hmmm...I sense a new thread -- how to make it travel-related though? 😉 Reply to this

25 months ago, November 11th 2017 No: 12 Msg: #203017  
In response to: Msg #199951

What's up with you not liking wind. I love, love, love wind..... thrive on it.

Lots of wind in Antarctica. Lots of wind on the ocean where I live in Florida.

Love the wind. Reply to this

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