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Galapagos Islands Part II

Galapagos Islands Part II

Santa Cruz Island (main island in the center)

On Santa Cruz Island is the largest city of Puerto Ayora with 15,000 inhabitants, where also the Darwin Institute is located. The city is the administrative hub of the islands, and is also the primary logistics center for most of the tourism that takes place in the Galapagos. Both day trips to the more nearby uninhabited islands, exciting excursions by land and water at Santa Cruz, as well as cruises often depart from here. There is an excellent paved country road from north to south, which connects the airport at Baltra with Puerto Ayora in the south. There is a reasonably developed agriculture in the lush northern highlands in the zones that are not national park.

Puerto Ayora
The city is divided into two – the tourists’ waterfront and the streets behind and the whole local part that comes in the other blocks further inland. Restaurant and accommodation prices decrease proportionally the more blocks you travel in the city from the waterfront. A cozy, simple and cheap meal from the grill on an inverted beer crate is an option in the more local part, and somewhat more reminiscent of the continent the islands are in, than the very fashionable waterfront. It can be a fun contrast for many to experience the difference. Despite the perpetual urban development, however, it is still possible to see sea lions, sea iguanas and lots of bird life around the harbor. In the water you can be lucky to see sea turtles, rays and sharks, and there is excellent snorkeling a quarter of an hour walk from the center (The pier and the supermarket, El Malecon). There is a small fish market with rapid trade in the morning and morning hours, where a swarm of pelicans hopeful is ready to take away the sad remnants of those trades. Here are cafes with wifi, internet cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels in all price ranges, lots of souvenir shops and jewelry stores. The city is an excellent and a natural stop on an island hopping, as there are a wealth of exciting excursion destinations both on land and at sea. There are also a number of 1-day cruises to uninhabited islands, such as Plazas, Bartoleme and Seymour. The city is also included on the many multi-day cruises, either as a starting or ending point, or in the middle of a longer sailing schedule, as passengers must be collected / delivered and stocked up.

Darwin Institute
This is definitely worth a visit as it is the islands’ scientific and conservation command center where biologists, scientists and volunteers from all over the world work at high pressure. We are introduced to everything from Charles Darwin’s theories to the great ongoing conservation work that is taking place on the islands. The extensive Visitor Center especially offers exciting land turtle rehabilitation projects where there are endemic species from specific islands. Galapagos turtles can grow up to 200 years old (some scientists even reckon they can grow even older). Unfortunately, the star above them all, Lonesome George, passed away in 2012. He was from the island of Pinta, and was known as one of this world’s rarest species. As a curiosity, he can now be seen in a stuffed state at the institute, after the specialists at the New York Museum of Natural History,

The turtle projects in the northern highlands
Great opportunity to experience these magnificent and unique animals in more natural surroundings than at the Darwin Institute. There is always at least 1 in 2 rehabilitation projects open to tourists, and you get the opportunity to get reasonably close to the turtles, but not as close as, for example, Prison Island on Zanzibar, where there are no rules for the animals. It is a fantastic experience and an opportunity to follow an incredibly important conservation project of these rare species, and should not be confused with a raw nature experience in the animals’ natural and undisturbed habitat. The trip to the turtles in the highlands goes through the cultivated part of the Galapagos, with fairly dense populations and their livestock. Many fruits, meat, milk, etc. today come from the islands themselves and are not imported.

The twins / Los gemelos
These are 2 huge depressions in the highlands along the road to Baltra, probably formed by gas leaking from a depot below, so that the area above has collapsed. It is very beautiful nature in the green lush highlands, and interesting bird life, where you bla. Can experience the red flycatcher, the short-eared owl and the Galapagos hawk. There is a hiking opportunity of 1.5 km. path system around the craters.

Bachas Beach
This beautiful natural beach, which with its fine white coral sand forms a nice nesting place for sea turtles, is often our first encounter with the islands’ magnificent natural and exceptional wildlife when embarking on a multi-day cruise directly from the airport at Baltra. There is wet landing from the rubber boats directly on the beach, and then the adventure is shot well and thoroughly. In the lagoon behind the beach there is often a good opportunity to see flamingos and other coastal and wading birds. However, bird life and specific species are seasonal. There are a multitude of pelicans, and you can often be lucky to spot reef sharks very close to land, just as you often come across the sea iguana and the blue-footed sole, both of which must be categorized as “must see” on the islands.

Black Turtle Cove
An absolute highlight of a multi-day cruise. This naturally protected bay, which is closed to visitors from the land side, is already a scenic chapter in itself. Beautifully framed by vast mangrove forest in shades of red, white and black, this adventurous lagoon reveals itself with crystal clear water. Already from the rubber boats, spotted eagle rays, white-tipped reef sharks and sea turtles are spotted, and snorkeling is a chapter in itself. The word world class could come into play in relation to the close experience with these larger sea creatures.

Cerro Dragon
Exciting national park area named after the land iguanas, which can also only be experienced from a multi-day cruise. Once again, fantastic experiences await with dramatic landscapes and distinctive wildlife, such as the very distinctive land iguanas that can only be experienced in quite a few places in the archipelago. The current presence of iguanas can only be attributed to a fantastic piece of conservation work, as virtually all iguanas had been exterminated by ownerless dogs in the area in the late eighties. In 1990, it was decided to remove the dogs, and since then the population has grown. From the beach, follow the 2 km trail system that brings us to the iguanas, via a beautiful saltwater lagoon that forms the seasonal habitat for flocks of flamingos and other waders. We also encounter the endemic Candelabra and Oppuntia cactus along the way on our hike

Santa Cruz Island

Galapagos Islands Part I

Galapagos Islands Part I

The Galapagos Islands are some very adventurous islands, located almost 1,000 km west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. The islands hide an incomprehensible and fascinating wildlife that can be hard to imagine existing on this earth.

The islands consist of 16 larger and 10 smaller islands scattered across the equator. In total, the area of ​​the islands corresponds to 7990 km2, and there are only 25,100 inhabitants. The islands are between 0.7 and 4 million years old and consist almost entirely of volcanoes. Take Tourist Travel to the Galapagos Islands and have an experience of a lifetime.

Darwin and the islands

The islands were discovered way back in 1535. At that time there was no trace of prehistoric habitation. Subsequently, the islands were for several years a base for whalers and pirates until 1835, when Charles Darwin came to the Galapagos Islands.

On the islands, Charles Darwin discovered the amazing wildlife, and this has played an incredibly important role in his theory of the origin of species. Among other things, he experienced how to get really close to the animals, without fear of man.

The Galapagos Islands are a UNESCO World Heritage Site of unique global value. Therefore, it is also only on 5 of the islands that there is habitation today.

Wonderful wildlife

Unique is exactly what one might call the Galapagos Islands. They have a very special wildlife that can only be experienced here. 95% of the reptile species as well as 49% of the terrestrial bird species can only be found in the Galapagos Islands.

Some of the amazing animals you can experience are giant turtles, sea lions, iguanas, penguins and even flamingos. Something even wilder about this is that many of the animals are not particularly afraid of humans, and you therefore get a unique opportunity to get really close to the animals.

It is not only on the surface where you can be surprised by the wonderful islands. Do you enjoy snorkeling or diving, you can experience a fascinating wildlife underwater. Here you can experience both dolphins and various sharks.

Volcanic islands

Since the islands are volcanic islands, there is not much plant growth. Nature consists mostly of cacti and scrub forests. Still, it is something very special to experience, and in fact, 51% of the flowering plants in the Galapagos Islands are found only here.

In addition, several of the volcanoes on the islands are still active. Therefore, you may even be lucky enough to experience the absolutely fascinating sight of an active volcano. The islands are very different, which you will experience with a trip to the Galapagos Islands.

The ecosystem itself on the islands is very fragile. In fact, it is so fragile that you sometimes have to wash the sand off your feet from one of the islands before landing on a new island. This is to prevent the ecosystem and the very special life from being damaged. Join Tourist Travel on an adventure you will never forget.

In short and in general about the Galapagos:

  • Belongs to:Ecuador
  • Location:at Equator approx. 1,000 km off the coast of South America
  • Land area:8,000 km2 (approx. 1/5 of Denmark)
  • Population:20-30,000 (have small farms on the 3 main islands – many acquire through tourism)
  • Highest point:Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island, 1707 m
  • Climate:It is very dry all year round, and by the coast it is basically desert climate. In the highlands it can rain all year round,
    and here it is much far more lush than on the coasts.

There are two periods:

June-December: Cold weather and water, the water between 18-24 degrees and the air a little warmer. Can feel cold, but most of the time comfortable. It can blow more and some benefit greatly from seasickness pills along the way. But there is usually not really bad weather, as we know from Denmark with low pressure, etc.

Best time to visit the Galapagos:

This is a difficult question and it is probably best answered by saying that it is always exciting and beautiful to visit the Galapagos. If you want to swim / snorkel a lot, the warm time with the warm water (approx. 26-28 degrees) may be best, but you can just use a wetsuit otherwise.

If you want to see albatrosses breed, it MUST be in the “cold” time.

But otherwise here is life all year round.

It can get very hot in February / March.

Baltra Island

Baltra is an important logistical hub for most tourists visiting the Galapagos Islands . Here is the Ø group’s main airport, and a number of cruises start from the coast just 5-10 minutes away. Some cruises also start from the islands administrative center and main port, Puerto Ayora, located on the neighboring island of Santa Cruz. From the airport there is a free bus 5-10 min. To the Itabaca Canal, from where people and luggage are sailed 2 min. By flat-bottomed ferry to Santa Cruz. Here you meet a driver associated with the yacht you board in Puerto Ayora or transfer to a hotel in the city. It’s about. 1 hour drive by fine country road.

Baltra Island

Weather in California

Weather in California

When vacationers think of the weather in California , an image of sunshine, blue sea and warm temperatures often emerges in their minds. But the state doesn’t have year-round sunshine and warm temperatures. Parts of California experience snowfall, while other regions only expect heavy rains during winter. The climate in the north and south differs significantly from the climatic conditions in Death Valley or the Sierra Nevada . Read here what weather awaits you in the California state.

What’s the weather like in Northern California?

What's the weather like in California

Using a climate table for Sacramento, I’ll show you the weather in northern California. This part of the state is part of the Mediterranean climate zone . While the summers are hot and with little rain, the winters in Sacramento are comparatively rainy and mild. The hottest months of the year are July and August with an average of 34 degrees Celsius. These are also the driest months with less than 1 day of rain per month. It gets coolest in December and January with maximum temperatures of 12 degrees Celsius and minimum temperatures of 3 degrees. The sunniest months are June and July with 14 hours of sunshine per day, closely followed by May and August with 13 hours of sunshine per day. Winter brings less sun with it. In December and January, holidaymakers can expect only 5 hours of sunshine per day, in November and February there are 7.

Climate diagram for Sacramento

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature in ° C 12 16 18 22 27 31 34 34 31 26 17 12
Min. Temperature in ° C 3 5 6 8 10 13 15 14 13 10 6 3
Hours of sunshine per day 5 7 9 11 13 14 14 13 12 10 7 5
Rainy days per month 7 7 7 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 6 7
Precipitation in mm 98 71 65 32 8 3 1 2 9 26 68 65

What is the weather like in southern California?

What's the weather like in California

Representing the weather in southern California, I provide you with a climate diagram for San Diego . During the summer months you will spend your California vacation in pleasant temperatures. The warmest months are July, August and September with maximum values ​​of 25 degrees Celsius. Even at night it is still 19 to 20 degrees Celsius. In winter, the maximum values ​​deviate from the minimum values ​​by up to 10 degrees Celsius. If you’re traveling to San Diego in winter, pack overcoat clothes to avoid freezing in the evening. It gets coldest in January and December with minimum temperatures of 9 degrees Celsius. The most sunshine awaits travelers in July and August. January and December bring the fewest hours of sunshine with 7 hours per day.

According to Justinshoes.net, the water temperatures of the Pacific in San Diego only reach 21 degrees in August – this is the comfortable temperature for bathing in the sea. Otherwise, the values ​​of the Pacific Ocean move between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. Therefore, jumping into the water is only recommended for insensitive vacationers. It rains little year round in San Diego. The maximum value is 6 rainy days in February and March. Between June and September it does not rain on an average of any day of the month in the Californian metropolis.

Climate diagram for San Diego

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature in ° C 19 19 19 20 21 22 25 25 25 24 21 19
Min. Temperature in ° C 9 10 12 13 15 17 19 20 19 16 12 9
Hours of sunshine per day 7 8 8 9 8 8 10 10 8 8 8 7
Rainy days per month 5 6 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 4
Precipitation in mm 48 33 46 21 6 2 1 4 7 9 38 42

How’s the weather in Death Valley?

The highest temperatures in the whole country await you in Death Valley . The hottest measured value was reached in 1913 and was 56.7 degrees Celsius. In summer the thermometer climbs to over 40 degrees Celsius. The hottest month is July with an average of 46 degrees Celsius. In winter the values ​​are between 16 degrees in December and 21 degrees Celsius in February. At night, temperatures drop to 1 to 4 degrees. It can happen that the values ​​in Death Valley are below 0 degrees Celsius during the cold season. June, July and August bring the most hours of sunshine with itself – 13 in number. The sun shines the least in December with 5 hours a day. In Death Valley there is little rainfall all year round. The maximum value is 3 rainy days per month. May and June are the driest.

Climate diagram for Death Valley

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature in ° C 18 21 25 30 35 41 46 44 40 31 22 16
Min. Temperature in ° C 1 4 7 10 16 21 25 23 19 12 6 1
Hours of sunshine per day 6 6 9 10 11 13 13 13 11 9 7 5
Rainy days per month 3 3 3 2 1 1 3 3 2 2 2 3
Precipitation in mm 18 20 14 6 4 2 9 9 7 4 13 13

How is the weather in the Sierra Nevada?

The climatic conditions in the Sierra Nevada are very different. At 4,421 meters, the Sierra Nevada is not only the highest mountain range in the USA but also the longest. There is an arctic climate at the heights of the mountain range . In winter it is very cold and there is heavy snowfall. The western and eastern parts of the Sierra Nevada are subject to different climatic conditions. The west is influenced by a maritime climate . Both summers and winters are mild in this region. In contrast, the seasons in the east are clearly pronounced. This part of the Sierra Nevada has a desert climate certainly. The summers are hot there and the winters are cool. The amount of precipitation also varies from area to area. In general, one can say that the high altitudes are more affected by precipitation than the valley regions of the Sierra Nevada. But there is less precipitation in the south than in the north. So it happens that mountains in the south are higher than in the north, but it still rains less there.

 

Climate in the Dominican Republic

Climate in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is located on the Hispaniola peninsula. The south coast borders the Caribbean Sea, the north coast lies on the Atlantic Ocean. The capital is Santo Domingo in the south. The climate in the Dominican Republic is tropical . This means that the temperature fluctuations are small over the course of the year. The average temperatures are around 25 degrees Celsius. However, there are regional differences between the south, the north and the higher altitudes. Since the southern part is on the Caribbean Sea, it is hotter and drier there than in the north. The temperatures in the north are similar to those in the south, although it is slightly cooler in winter. Furthermore, there is higher humidity and more humid weather in the north, as the south is in the rain shadow of the Cordillera Central mountain range. In the higher elevations, such as in the city of Costanza, the average temperatures are around 18 degrees Celsius below those in the south and north. At night it can cool down there to below ten degrees Celsius. Due to the tropical climate, there is a rainy season and a dry season in the Dominican Republic. The respective times differ depending on the region. In addition, the Dominican Republic is located in the catchment area of ​​tropical cyclones, the so-called hurricanes . In the following climate table you can see the weather conditions for the whole year in the capital Santo Domingo on the Caribbean Sea. Similar values ​​also apply to the region on the Atlantic.

Climate table for the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo)

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature in ° C 28 29 29 30 30 31 31 31 31 31 30 30
Min. Temperature in ° C 19 19 20 21 22 22 22 23 22 22 21 20
Hours of sunshine per day 6 6 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 6 6 6
Water temperature in ° C 27 26 26 27 27 27 28 28 28 28 27 27
Rainy days per month 7 6 6 7 11 12 11 11 11 11 10 8

The best time to travel to the Dominican Republic

The weather data shows the best travel time for the Dominican Republic for the months of December to April . During this time you can look forward to the best weather conditions for a wonderful beach holiday. In the Austrian winter time, the country is the perfect travel destination to escape the cold temperatures.

 

Best travel time to Dominican Republic in the monthly overview

  • December: 30 ° C, 6 hours of sunshine, 27 ° C water temperature, 8 rainy days, 79% humidity
  • January: 28 ° C, 6 hours of sunshine, 27 ° C water temperature, 7 rainy days, 78% humidity
  • February: 29 ° C, 6 hours of sunshine, 26 ° C water temperature, 6 rainy days, 73% humidity
  • March: 29 ° C, 7 hours of sunshine, 26 ° C water temperature, 6 rainy days, 75% humidity
  • April: 30 ° C, 7 hours of sunshine, 27 ° C water temperature, 7 rainy days, 76% humidity

During the whole year there are high summer temperatures in the Dominican Republic. However, the period from December to April is particularly popular as the weather is at its most beautiful during these months. With this optimal travel time you have to note that many tourists decide to go on vacation. That brings increased flight and hotel prices as well as full beaches. But also in the other months there are tropical temperatures in the Dominican Republic and it is worth taking a break. However, more rain showers can then occur. If you travel to the Dominican Republic outside of the prime season, the rainy season may be in some regions to rule. That doesn’t detract from your vacation. Because during the rainy season it does not rain permanently, but briefly and heavily. Then the sun shines again, the air is fresh and the vegetation is blooming. The humidity is higher, but those who can physically cope with these conditions do not make any compromises during this time. Important: June to November is hurricane season in the Caribbean and therefore also in the Dominican Republic. The highest chance of being hit by a hurricane is in September and October. However, tropical cyclones rarely occur on the island. Heavy rains, strong winds and storms are more common.

The most popular travel destinations in the Dominican Republic include Santo Domingo in the south, Punta Cana in the east and Puerto Plata in the north. You can now find out when the best time to visit these places is.

The best time to travel to Santo Domingo in the south

According to Insidewatch, the capital Santo Domingo is located in the southern part of the country on the Caribbean Sea. As mentioned, the south of the country is drier and hotter overall. This is especially true for the months of December to May . For this reason, these months are considered the best time to travel to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The average temperatures over the course of the year are 30 degrees Celsius. At night, temperatures rarely drop below 20 degrees Celsius. The conditions are perfect for bathing in the sea, with an average water temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. The humidity is high at an average of 75% in the best travel time, but lower than in the other months. In the rainy season, it is significantly higher. The rainy season in the south takes place in the months from May to November. This time is generally not recommended as a travel time for Santo Domingo. Temperatures are climbing to their maximum, humidity is extreme and there is a risk of tropical cyclones . Anyone who can physically cope well with these weather conditions will also experience a wonderful beach holiday in the rainy season.

The best travel time for Punta Cana in the east

Punta Cana is the island’s absolute tourist destination. The place is on the east coast and the climate is similar to that in the south. The temperatures are tropical all year round and the water is always wonderfully warm. The average temperature is between 28 and 31 degrees Celsius. In the night of the summer months, temperatures are up to 24 degrees Celsius. Since the months December to April are the driest and with the fewest rainy days, they are considered the best time to visit Punta Cana . In the other months of May to October it rains more often, the humidity is extremely high and the temperatures are hot. The rainy season also characterizes the hurricane season in the Caribbean.

The best time to travel to Puerto Plata in the north

Puerto Plata is located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The climate and thus also the best travel time for Puerto Plata influences the Cordillera Central mountain range. Due to rising trade winds, which cool down at higher altitudes, it rains more frequently in the north than in the south. The temperatures in the north are generally a little cooler than in the south, but it is tropically warm all year round. The average temperature in Puerto Plata is 30 degrees Celsius. In the months of December to March, the temperatures are just below that. It is not as hot during this time as from April to November, but the number of rainy days is higher. The rainy season in the north is from November to January. On average there are twelve rainy days during these months. The fewest rainy days fall in the months of February , March and April . Due to this fact, these months are considered the best time to travel to Puerto Plata. You are in the generally best travel time for the Dominican Republic.

Anyone who loves a tropical climate all year round is in the right place in the Dominican Republic at any time. All year round, the daytime temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius. Sometimes they are lower and sometimes they are higher. The same applies to the temperatures of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic. Because the rainy season prevails in most regions during the summer months, December , January , February , March and April are considered the best time to visit the Dominican Republic. In the north, the ideal travel time is shortened by a few months and is in February, March and April. If you have no problem with short and heavy rain showers on your vacation, the months in the rainy season are also suitable for traveling to the Dominican Republic. If you book your vacation in the rainy season, inform yourself beforehand about the risk of tropical cyclones.

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Florida Climate

Florida Climate

Climate table for Florida

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature in ° C 21 23 25 27 30 32 33 32 31 30 26 24
Min. Temperature in ° C 10 11 14 16 20 23 23 23 22 18 14 12
Hours of sunshine per day 7 7 9 10 10 9 8 8 7 7 6 6
Water temperature in ° C 21 20 21 23 25 27 28 29 28 26 24 22
Rainy days per month 5 6 5 3 5 10 13 14 10 5 4 5

The best time to travel to Florida

The sun shines all year round in the Sunshine State of Florida . In the summer months it is warmest with an average day temperature of 30 degrees Celsius, but the precipitation is highest in these months and there are strong gusts of wind. That’s why the best time to travel to Florida is from late November to mid-May . Average temperatures around 20 to 25 degrees and very little rainfall allow you to have a great Florida vacation in autumn, winter and spring . Depending on the climate zone, there are a few small differences in the average temperatures measured. Therefore, I will show you in the following using climate tables the best travel time for the north, the center and the south of Florida. Find out when a wonderful beach vacation in Miami Beach or the Florida Keys is best possible and when it makes sense to take a city trip to Orlando.

The best months to travel to Florida at a glance:

  • November: 26 ° C, 6 hours of sunshine, 24 ° C water temperature, 4 rainy days
  • December: 24 ° C, 6 hours of sunshine, 22 ° C water temperature, 5 rainy days
  • January: 21 ° C, 7 hours of sunshine, 21 ° C water temperature, 5 rainy days
  • February: 23 ° C, 7 hours of sunshine, 20 ° C water temperature, 6 rainy days
  • March: 25 ° C, 9 hours of sunshine, 21 ° C water temperature, 5 rainy days
  • April: 27 ° C, 10 hours of sunshine, 23 ° C water temperature, 3 rainy days
  • May: 30 ° C, 10h sun, 25 ° C water temperature, 5 rainy days

Climate in Northern Florida: Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville

Climate table for Jacksonville

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature in ° C 18 20 23 27 30 32 33 33 31 27 23 19
Min. Temperature in ° C 6 7 10 14 18 21 23 23 20 15 10 7
Hours of sunshine per day 6 7 8 9 10 8 8 8 6 7 6 6
Water temperature in ° C 17 17 18 20 23 26 29 30 29 27 24 20
Rainy days per month 7 7 7 6 7 11 13 12 14 11 6 7

Best travel time for north Florida

According to healthvv, North Florida borders the Gulf of Mexico to the northwest and the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast. To the northwest are Pensacola and the capital of Florida, Tallahassee , among others . To the northeast is the most populous city, Jacksonville . Although it is warm throughout the year in the north, which is best time during the months of March to May. In spring it rains relatively little in the north and there are no hurricanes. Daytime temperatures around 23 to 30 degrees allow great trips. In the summer months of June, July, August and September, maximum temperatures of up to 33 degrees Celsius are reached in the north. With an average of twelve rainy days, precipitation is greatest in the summer months. In the winter months it is relatively warm in northern Florida. In the coldest month, January, maximum temperatures of 18 degrees are measured. At night it can get a bit chilly with an average of six to seven degrees.

Climate in central Florida: Orlando, Kissimmee

Climate table for Orlando

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature in ° C 24 23 26 28 31 32 33 33 32 29 26 23
Min. Temperature in ° C 9 10 13 15 19 22 23 23 22 19 14 11
Hours of sunshine per day 6 7 8 10 10 9 9 8 8 7 7 6
Water temperature in ° C / / / / / / / / / / / /
Rainy days per month 6 7 7 4 7 13 12 12 10 6 6 6

Best travel time for central Florida

Centrally located in the Sunshine State is the famous city of Orlando . It is particularly popular with tourists because of the world’s largest amusement park, Disney World, and Universal Studios. The best time to travel to Orlando are March, April, September and October. In spring and autumn you can spend a few relaxing days in central Florida. With an average of seven hours of sunshine per day and a temperature of 26 to 32 degrees Celsius, wonderful excursions with the whole family or city trips to neighboring cities are possible. At the best time to travel to central Florida, there is also relatively little rain. There is significantly more precipitation in the summer months, when temperatures rise at the same time.

Climate in South Florida: Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Keys

Climate table for Miami

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature in ° C 24 25 26 28 30 31 32 33 32 30 27 25
Min. Temperature in ° C 15 15 18 19 22 23 25 25 24 22 19 16
Hours of sunshine per day 7 8 9 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 8 7
Water temperature in ° C 22 22 23 25 27 29 30 31 30 28 26 24
Rainy days per month 5 6 6 6 9 10 13 16 14 11 7 5

Best travel time for Miami and South Florida

Miami is located in southwest Florida and is its most famous city. Located on Biscayne Bay , part of the Atlantic Ocean, Miami has fantastic beaches for an unforgettable beach holiday . Miami Beach is particularly popular for beach vacationers . The climate in Miami is tropical. The summers are hot and humid and the winters are dry and warm. Therefore, the best time to travel to Miami is winter time. In the months of November to April, you can spend a great beach holiday with perfect weather conditions in Miami and the other southern cities of Florida. The rainy season prevails from May to October with an average of 14 rainy days per month. In addition, this time is the Atlantic hurricane season , which leads to squalls in southern Florida. Therefore, summer time is considered the low season in Miami and winter time is considered the high season. This is also reflected in the price for trips to Miami. If you have decided on a Miami vacation, you should definitely make a detour to the neighboring city of Fort Lauderdale . Also known as “the Venice of America”, it particularly shines with the Hollywood district, where you can expect wonderful stretches of beach and a wonderful view.

Climate table for Key West

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature in ° C 24 25 26 28 30 31 32 32 31 29 26 25
Min. Temperature in ° C 18 19 20 22 24 25 26 26 25 23 20 19
Hours of sunshine per day 8 9 10 11 11 11 10 10 9 9 8 7
Water temperature in ° C 24 24 24 25 26 27 29 30 29 28 27 25
Rainy days per month 6 6 5 6 7 9 8 9 13 12 9 6

Best time to travel to the Florida Keys

The islands at the southern end of Florida are called Keys. The best known are the Florida Keys as they are connected by 42 bridges. The island chain ends with the city of Key West , which is particularly popular with beach holidaymakers. The Florida Keys climate is tropical and more similar to the Caribbean than Florida. No wonder, because the Caribbean is not far away. It’s only 140 kilometers from Key West to Cuba. The Gulf Stream brings the warm waters of the Caribbean to the Florida Keys. Therefore, it is on average warmer on the island chain and there is less rainfall than in the other areas of Florida. In Key West, due to its location in the Atlantic Ocean, there are frequent hurricanes in the summer months. It is also the rainy season on the Florida Keys during this time. On average, it rains 40 percent of the days in the summer months from June to September. So the best time to travel to the Florida Keys is autumn, winter and spring. Low precipitation and pleasant warm weather enable you to enjoy a wonderful beach holiday in December, January, February, March, April and May .

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Top Experiences of Barbados

Top Experiences of Barbados

Exotic Barbados with its white sandy beaches is a dream destination for many. The easternmost island of the Caribbean, Barbados, is a tropical getaway that also offers a coastline on the Atlantic side according to countryaah. With a population of about 285,000, the country is popular with both world stars and package tourists – the island has everything from luxury to the usual Caribbean way of life.

Barbados is only allowed to be and enjoy the wonderful milieu

1. Snorkeling and turtles

Stunning sandy beaches and clear turquoise seawater are trademarks of Barbados. It is more accurate to take a dip in the gentle warm waters of the Caribbean, regardless of the season. An absolute activity in the holidaymaker’s program is Snorkeling as well as a boat trip during which participants are taken to meet brave turtles.

Up to 12-20 meters of views into the deep sea make snorkeling a memorable experience. If luck goes, the snorkeler can watch the turtle up close, even eye to eye. Boat trips depart from at least Bridgetown Harbor.

The south side of the island is also a suitable surfing area for beginners

The turtles will boldly watch the boaters.

2. Oistins Fish Market

This cultural Friday night event is not to be missed. The Oistins Fish Market, held every Friday night in the south of the island, brings the local population and holidaymakers together in comfort.

The food stalls offer some of the island’s most famous fish dishes, rum cola, music, dancing and performances. The pace of Reggae already rhythms the relaxed and joyful atmosphere. Friday nights in particular on this island are the best of the week!

3. Rum factory

Short for BRB by abbreviationfinder, Barbados is the birthplace of rum and the first island in the Caribbean to start making a drink. The locals are rightly very proud of their drink. For example, a factory visit to the world’s oldest rum, Mount Gay Rum, will give you a better insight into the history and preparation of the drink.

Many may not know that rum is made from a liquid pressed from sugar cane and distilled into the Caribbean style. In addition, you can visit the factory to taste both light and darker rum shades, as well as shop for gifts, for example.

4. Bridgetown

In the island’s capital, Bridgetown, you can feel the wings of history’s wings. Barbados used to be a British colony for more than three hundred years. In Bridgetown, you can take the best shopping tour on the island, for example, at the end of Broad Street.

Clothes, colorful souvenirs and rum shops are on offer. If you are not interested in running in the shops, it is worth taking a walk in the city, just because of the magnificent and colorful buildings.

Downtown Bridgetown has plenty of hustle and bustle and shopping.

5. Reggae bus

The island of Barbados is small and can be easily explored in one day. There are other options than your own rental car. In addition to local buses, the island is toured by minibuses / vans driven by private drivers, loosely called reggae buses.

It is not worth looking at the schedules on these buses or even trying to find out. The bus can accommodate more passengers than you might think, the rhythms of reggae resound and the atmosphere is relaxed. Once you get on board, you can go as far as you want for just a few Barbados dollars.

6.Compound fish and spicy fish cakes

Flying Fish is perhaps the most famous delicacy in Barbados and is consumed down with rum, of course. Coucou, which is made from cornmeal and ocher, is eaten as a side dish.

Another delicious local delicacy is fish cakes, or Spicy Fish Cakes. Spicy fish cakes can be found on the list of almost every restaurant and are served with Maria Rosie sauce. The sauce is made from mayonnaise, lime juice and tabasco, among other things.

Downtown Bridgetown

7. Surfing

Have you dreamed of surfing? Barbados is a great place to try surfing. The varied beaches offer waves for both beginners and more experienced surfers. The island east side of the strongest waves are not recommended for the novice.

Barbados has dozens of surf schools ranging from private tuition to group lessons for several students.

If surfing is not exciting, you can also enjoy water sports on the island, including snorkelling, diving or water skiing.

The south side of the island is also a suitable surfing area for beginners.

8. The Gap

When you want to head out into the evening after the Oistins Fish Market, you should head a short distance to St. Lawrence Gap. Here you will find in the evenings restaurants to suit all tastes as well as the best bars and nightclubs in the south of the island.

For example, the personal nightclub The Reggae Lounge lets you dance to the beat of reggae music well into the morning.

9. Experience Bathsheba

There are stunning rugged beaches on the east side of Barbados and on the Atlantic side. Bathsheba’s beaches serve an incredible seascape far across the Atlantic. These areas have some of the best surf beaches on the island, home to the famous surfing championships.

There are a few occasional cafes and restaurants in the area in case thirst or hunger can surprise you. However, the south and west side of the way, the service is not very much available. A visit to Bathsheba is certainly not an afterthought.

TOP EXPERIENCES OF BARBADOS

Barbados is only allowed to be and enjoy the wonderful milieu.

10. Island tour

A full tour of the island is an effective way to explore Barbados. The day tour offers stunning beaches, rugged mountains and jungle scenery. Because Barbados is small in area, with a length of only about 33.8 kilometers and a width of 22.5 kilometers, the island tour takes about five to six hours.

An island tour can be done either with a guide or by renting a car on your own. Local buses and reggae buses also run around the island at reasonable prices.

Greenland – Midnight Sun, Whales and Mighty Icebergs

Greenland – Midnight Sun, Whales and Mighty Icebergs

Inuit, whales, icebergs, glaciers, icy winds and warm locals. A paddling trip to Greenland is a trip nearby. Close to the water, close to nature, close to experiences that are not available at home. When the clouds burst open and the sun comes out, everything is perfect with heat, tailwind, flat sea and sun protection factor 30! A little hardship and many experiences are promised on this trip in the midnight sun among icebergs and whales. Short for GRL by abbreviationfinder, Greenland is one of countries starting with G listed on countryaah.

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Greenland – 12 days

Day 1 Copenhagen – Uummannaq

Early departure by flight from Copenhagen to Qaarsut via Greenland International Airport in Kangerlussuaq. In Qaarsut we change means of transport to a helicopter for a 10 minute journey to the island of Uummannaq. Before the end of a long day, your guide will tell you what is important to keep in mind when paddling in Arctic conditions and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. We shoot a little during the day already the first day to get “in phase” with the midnight sun. The best time of day is when the sun is low for several hours and colors the landscape and icebergs beautifully red.

Day 2 Introduction / Paddling

During the day we get acquainted with the equipment we will use during the paddling. Everyone gets the opportunity to make individual adjustments and we end the day with a paddle around Uummannaq for a first feeling of paddling in Arctic waters. Day stage: Approx. 18 km

Day 3 Canoeing

We launch our kayaks and meet Storön. The crossing is 9 kilometers, but because the island is so high and the air so clear, one can easily be misled into thinking that it is a few kilometers there. Storön offers both a lunch place and a night camp. Day stage: Approx. 20 km

Day 4 Canoeing

After a hearty breakfast we pack the kayaks and slide further north. The long days allow us to paddle at a leisurely pace when it suits us best and with plenty of room for flexibility. We expect to land at one of the fjord estuaries and enjoy the western sun that gilds the slope where the fresh water meanders down to the sea. During the summer, many whales spend their time in Arctic waters and hopefully we see whales on several occasions. Some of the marine mammals we hope to see are herring whales, humpback whales, humpback whales, harp seals, and ringed seals. Day stage: Approx. 20 km

Greenland - Midnight Sun, Whales And Mighty Icebergs

Day 5 Canoeing / Hiking

We explore one of the fjord intestines in the area and take the opportunity to hike up to the nearby lake to explore the ice sheet in the distance. If we are lucky, we will see mountain foxes who are vigilantly keeping an eye on us. Day stage: Approx. 15 km

Day 6 Canoeing

Our stage to the next camp site offers a slightly shorter paddling. Once there, there is of course the opportunity to explore the surroundings further with our kayaks. We camp on a sandy beach with fantastic views of the fjord and icebergs. Here we find well-preserved remains of ancient cultures buried in stone tombs along the shore. Our guide tells about how the Inuit survived in one of the most barren places on earth and about the kayak’s function from the past to the present. During the entire paddling, we naturally try to give as much space and flexibility as possible to activities such as photography, fishing and shorter hikes. Day stage: Approx. 10 km

Day 7 Canoeing

During the morning we are awakened by huge “thunder sounds” from the nearby glacier, Sermilik, where the ice sheet flows into the sea. When the glacier front collapses, the water fills with amounts of ice and a roaring sound fills the fjord. We paddle closer to the glacier, and are probably met by seals resting on the ice. We return to our camp where we stay another night. If the weather is good, as it often is, today we see the mouth of the Uummannaqfjord. The 120 km long fjord is perfect for kayaking with its protected location. The high mountains and islands protect against any westerly winds that can cause waves. Day stage: 20-30 km

Day 8 Canoeing

We paddle south and have our eyes wide open in search of whales. It is precisely this stretch that we are most likely to see the majestic mammals swim past us. From here we also have a view of the mighty Nussuaq peninsula. Day stage: Approx. 10 km

Day 9 Paddling / Uummannaq

We start our paddling again towards Ummaannaq and if we are lucky we catch fish that gild our last meal in the field (weather and wind decide when we make the last crossing back to Uummannaq)

Day 10 Buffer Day / Uummannaq

“Extra day” to compensate for any delays during the trip. If everything went as planned, we will use this day to explore Uummannaq and its surroundings, see below.

We spend the day exploring the island of Uummannaq itself. We go on a hike up the mountain for a dizzying view of the area. The evening then ends with a wonderful outdoor barbecue where we enjoy the last sunset and discuss the week that has been.

Day 11 Buffer Day / Uummannaq

After a quiet morning return to Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq.

Day 12 Return home

You land again in Copenhagen in the morning

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