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How to Prevent Bad Travel Weather from Ruining Your Vacation

Book a trip with confidence knowing that, rain or shine, you are covered.


  • Step 1: Schedule around the weather Schedule your vacation around the weather. If Jamaica is the place you want to go, don't plan a trip there during late summer or fall, during hurricane season.
  • Step 2: Research the best climates Research the weather in different areas of the country or world during the time you want to travel. Choose a destination that typically has stable weather during the time of your stay.
  • TIP: Double-check the weather at your destination just before you leave so you can pack appropriate clothing.
  • Step 3: Learn your airline's policy Learn your airline's policy for flight cancellations and delays due to bad weather so you know what to expect if it happens to you.
  • Step 4: Buy travel insurance Buy travel insurance to protect you in case of bad weather. Make sure you read and understand the inclement weather clause of the policy before purchasing the policy.
  • TIP: Insurance usually does not cover the cost of your trip if weather disrupts your vacation.
  • Step 5: Research indoor activities Research indoor activities before you leave. Choose a couple days worth of fun, not in the sun, and wait for a rainy day -- you just might look forward to the rain.
  • FACT: The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 is reported to have had the fastest 1-minute wind speed and wind gust of any hurricane. It struck Southern New England at approximately 60 miles per hour.

You Will Need

  • Research
  • Airline policy
  • Travel insurance
  • Indoor activities

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