Rainy Days are Okay

As professional travel planners, our job is to make sure things go smoothly. We spend a lot of time planning to ensure that your travel plans go off without a hitch. When you’re traveling, there are a LOT of moving parts!

But then again, sometimes, shit happens.


While we will certainly suggest preferable times to visit various destinations, the fact is that nobody controls the weather (although, it’s a pretty safe bet that it won’t rain on your trip to the Atacama Desert, where some weather stations have never recorded precipitation).

The point is that, with travel, you sometimes just have to go with the flow.

So if you’re on safari and it starts pouring rain, put on a poncho, smile, and experience the wetter side of nature. Your safari vehicle will likely get stuck in the mud at least once or twice, but this is normal - enjoy the experience.

If the skies are dreary and grey on your epic hike, take advantage of the moody skies and softer lighting, and be thankful you won’t have the harsh shadows of the sun directly overhead.

Rainy days are okay.

Perhaps this is an opportunity, as an introvert, to appreciate a hot cup of tea and enjoy a good book while the rain pours on your rooftop, while you stay dry and cozy on your lanai.

Maybe you should head to the bar at the lodge (many of which are included in the price of your accommodations - hooray for open bar!) and sample several different beers or wines. Not to mention, it’s a good way for us introverts to put ourselves out there to meet new travel friends.

And remember, rainy days bring rainbows and flowers. Even in the Atacama Desert, where after 18 years, it finally rained and sent the desert into full bloom:

Mario Ruiz/EPA

Mario Ruiz/EPA

Rainy days are okay.

If you’re planning an incredible journey, get in touch with us to ask about the best times to go. Rainy season, dry season, or shoulder season - we can help you make the best choice for your budget and schedule.