high waves and dark skies travel during hurricane season

Travel During Hurricane Season

Another Adventure Awaits

Back in April, I was looking at different places to go for a September trip. In the past few years, I have ventured off to Europe in the fall. Thinking of September sparked images of Octoberfest in my mind. How doesn’t one want to have monster steins filled with beer and plates full of sausage and other delectable fried things in a carnival-like atmosphere with thousands of others? I was certainly going to head to Germany or Greece, not to the Caribbean during hurricane season.

A Change Of Plans

Then I found a trip to the Caribbean for under $300 and decided to run with that instead. Having already been to the Cayman and the Cook Islands this year, it seemed to fit in nicely. Tropical beach destinations, white sands, palm trees swaying, and cold drinks. That’s the life right there. What could go wrong?

Risks when you travel during hurricane season

How About 3 Hurricanes Churning Away

So far, the 2018 hurricane season had been pretty uneventful. Today Sept 10th is supposedly the peak of the season. I have heard this from several different sources. Things sure are a bit lively out there in the oceans. Olivia is heading towards Hawaii, followed by tropical storm Paul. In the Atlantic, there are three hurricanes. Florence is aiming for the east coast of the US, Isaac still working westward towards the Lesser Antilles, and not far behind is Helene.

Aint No Party Like A Hurricane Party

Isaac is the one headed in my direction. I will be in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) on St. Thomas. There hasn’t been much action there weather-wise since last year’s double whammy consisting of Irma and Maria. I fly out this evening and will arrive there sometime tomorrow afternoon. Isaac will be crashing the party Thursday into Friday, more or less. He is forecasted not to pack too much of a punch and weaken into a storm. I surely will have to wait and see. Isaac, I have my eye on you.

I Want To Fly Away

My flights keep getting pushed back and rescheduled, resulting in some sketchy connections. Hopefully, things all work out. If not, I have travel insurance and can try to stay calm and focused. Stay tuned. Until then, I will be thinking happy thoughts of places far away. Fingers Crossed

Protect Yourself with Travel Insurance

While the Caribbean is usually safe, I love the peace of mind travel insurance gives me in case of emergencies, accidents, illnesses, theft, trip cancellation, or disruption. For a few dollars a day and with coverage for many types of adventure activities, I’m all in.

Get Ready to Book Your Trip: Helpful Links and Resources

Book Your Flight
Use Skyscanner to find and research your airfare needs and to find the best flight deals. It searches worldwide on multiple airlines to help you find the best options.

Book Your Stay
Booking.com is my go-to for finding a place to stay anywhere globally. An outstanding company that I trust and have used for many years. Find accommodation from budget to luxury in cities and countries around the world. If you happen to be backpacking and staying in hostels, I recommend Hostelworld to help you find a place to stay.

Get Travel Insurance
Travel is unpredictable. Anything could happen. A trip interruption, flight delay, lost or stolen items, or personal injury, having comprehensive trip insurance will protect you if anything goes wrong. SafetyWing is a solid choice for most travelers.

Tours, Activities, and Things to Do
Viator (a TripAdvisor company) offers many excellent options to keep you busy wherever you may be, from walking and food tours to sunset cruises and more. Make sure to give them a look and add some fun-filled activities to your itinerary.

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