Mother nature is a fickle beast. Sometimes she cooperates and sometimes it seems like she has a hateful vengeance to enact. Although none of us ever hope to be stuck out in the rain, or caught in the cold, it can and does happen so we want to make sure we help you be as prepared as possible should the heavens darken and the skies open up. Also keep in mind that there’s usually a café around the corner you can duck into for a few minutes should you be more inclined towards a hot toddy than a wet, chilly tush.

Plan For Inclement Weather – Weather records typically work with 30-year averages, which means that you could go to Tuscany, Paris or Ireland in an “off-year” and freeze OR enjoy unseasonably warm and clear weather. Even though we plan our trips in the driest and most preferable months weather-wise, we recommend you ALWAYS take rain gear and warm weather layers. It’s all part of the adventure and being prepared for anything makes all the difference.

Weather Websites – View historical weather information for your destination at e.g.:,,,, and

Nadine Dirksen - A German native, Nadine is a happy Colorado transplant who moved from lush Bavaria when she married. She left the land of pretzels in 2012 and has been enjoying a fun life full of cycling, mountain biking, CrossFit, hiking, running and any other outdoor activity that involves her little black Dachshund-mix. When not having fun outside or at work, she tries her hand at different craft projects with varying success. She helps our travelers by answering all their questions before their tours and she can't wait to help you bring your dream trip to reality!

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