I live in a warm part of the U.S. I am in Florida. I have lived here most of my life. I did not choose to move here, rather my parents chose it for me, back when I was a teenager. As I grow older, I realize that I am bored by the constant, warm climate the majority of the year. I am tired of running my air conditioner 24/7 for 9-10 months of the year. Further, I cannot stand sweating every time I open the door or attempt to blow dry my hair!
I long to see the trees in Autumn when they change colors. I also dream of winter wonderlands! And just like my thermostat on my air conditioning unit, I wish I had the ability to change outside temps by the turn of a dial! But, the warm weather is here to stay whether I like it or not.
So whats a girl to do with all this hot air? Travel! Yep, I immensely enjoy my winter travels. Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Estonia are some great winter destinations. I get to put on my down-filled coat, strap up my boots, and cool off! Winter travel has it pros and cons, but for me, it is all a good thing! I have been snowed in during my travels to Iceland, and I have lost countless hours waiting for the winds to die down enough to fly. I wear layers upon layers to stay warm, and traipse through snow, wind, and rain to explore my surroundings. But all in all, it is worth it to me!
We have had our share of ‘cooler’ temperatures this past month in Florida. I have loved the few drops to 50 degrees (fahrenheit) and the sweaters I have been able to wear. But there is nothing like preparing myself for a winter trip.
In two short weeks, I will take out my wool socks, my winter boots, sweaters, hat and gloves. I will pack my warmest and wear them all with the excitement of knowing I am traveling to far distances to explore people, places and things I have never before seen.
Has weather ever stopped you from traveling? Or are you an adventurist who travels with total disregard knowing what awaits you on your journey?