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 skys open up. Also keep in mind that there’s usually a cafe 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.