Most people love traveling during the summer. There are a lot of great destinations and the weather is perfect. Traveling during the rainy season on the other hand is quite difficult. You might have to keep changing your plans because the weather is unpredictable. There are places that you might not be able to visit as they are closed when it’s raining. You might also get sick due to constant weather changes. This doesn’t mean though that you have to totally cancel your plan. It is still a great idea to travel during this season as long as you know what to do.
To begin with, traveling during the rainy season means that you won’t see a huge crowd. People would rather stay home or cancel their travel plans. Reaching different places won’t be an issue. Another benefit is that most hotels, restaurants and other establishments tend to drop their prices down as the number of tourists plunges. You can take advantage of it. There are also a lot of scenic spots that look even better when they are wet. You just need to carefully plan your destination so that even if it rains, it doesn’t really matter.
Safety must come first
Of course, safety should be your main concern. You might be afraid to travel especially by plane during the rainy season. It is perfectly understandable. In the worst case scenario, airlines would cancel the flights when the weather condition is extremely bad for traveling. You will be rebooked to another flight without paying anything, so it doesn’t have to be a big deal. You must also prepare the appropriate outfit for the rainy days. Raincoats, jackets, umbrellas and caps must be included in your travel bag. You should also throw some medicines just in case you get sick. Planning the local transportation ahead of time is also important. You must have a backup plan in case you get stuck due to the lack of available transportation option.
Follow weather updates
Rainy seasons are normal. They come and go. There are countries experiencing it while some others don’t. Take note that just because it rains, there’s a storm. To be safe, you have to follow weather updates. It is easier for you to determine whether or not to push through with your plans if you listen to weather advisories.
Look for indoor locations
To avoid getting wet, you have to customize your trip so that you will only visit indoor locations. This includes shopping malls, museums, planetariums, libraries, restaurants and galleries. By then, you won’t have to worry even if it rains really hard outside. You can still enjoy the trip.
It is not only fun to be under the sun, but also getting soaked in the rain. As long as you keep safe, there is nothing wrong in pursuing your trip during the rainy season. In fact, you might enjoy it more than your summer trip that you will keep doing it the next time around.
Featured and 1st image by Moyan Brenn from Anzio, Italy (Tokyo) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
2nd image by Windy-phong (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons