When things go wrong

You’ve waited months for your vacation. Planned. Saved and dreamt. You had hoped for sunny blue skies like the photograph. Instead you end up with rain. What do you do? Rainy day vacation activities are easier in large busy cities. Museums,shopping or just finding a quiet restaurant to sit in for a few hours is easier in larger cities .

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Obviously all this is easier if you’ve managed to plan a few things before leaving home. The internet allows us to get reasonably good weather forecasts for any corner of the planet.  The hard part is figuring out who has good forecasts and who doesn’t. The simplest way is to see who the locals use. In any country the locals are the most critical of bad weather forecasts. They won’t accept repeated failures. A tourist can easily write off a single bad forecast but a local sees the quality of the forecast day after day.

Spanish weather service

Italian weather service

French weather service

All three websites are in their national languages. If you can’t read those languages Google Chrome offers automatic translation to make our lives easier.

 

Rainy day vacation activities

One less obvious activity is to embrace the weather.  Bad weather can be a gold mine for photographers. Remember to protect your equipment from the elements but don’t be afraid to go out in the weather.

 

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If you don’t want to brave the elements then having a list of indoor activities will come in handy. Even if it seems like every day will end up rainy it’s rarely the case. Try and rearrange your itinerary so your indoor activities happen on the days with rain forecast. Save the museums , shops and concert halls for the rainy days. No matter how bad the weather outside you’ll likely not notice it indoors.

 

Planning

Creating your own vacation package

A little time spent on planning can go a long way to assuring an enjoyable trip