If there’s some music that can instantly soothe your mind in the middle of a hectic working day, it is the sound of rain falling on a tin roof. In fact it’s not just the tin roof; rain drops can create entirely different, but equally soothing melodies when they fall on different surfaces like trees, concrete roofs, mud, or window panes.
Quite unfortunately, we have programmed ourselves to dislike rain. We find ourselves waiting for the rain to stop so that we can go out and enjoy the outdoors. Typically, we don’t even like to venture out to go to the store or post office if it’s raining. As a result we fail to cherish the magic and the romance of rain.
If you are one of those people who drool over the idea of watching the rain fall in some of the most breathtaking places in the world, then you should consider visiting one of the following places.
Lloro is known as the wettest place on earth, thanks to an average of 13,300 mm of rain per year. Lloro is one of those places where you can expect rain on any given time throughout the year, unlike the rainy cities where heavy rainfalls are expected only during monsoon season. Such heavy showers can be a little too much for an average traveler, who is more interested in exploring, seeing and doing. But for a rain lover, it’s an ideal place to put on the rain coat and enjoy the rain.
Pohnpei is the biggest and the most developed state of FSM (Federated States of Micronesia). Just like Lloro, it gets rain on almost a consistent basis with hardly any dry weather throughout the year. In addition to enjoying the rain, you can try surfing, diving, or rent kayaks. Nahlap Resort and Nan Madol are two of several places you can visit while you are in Pohnpei.
While Pohnpei and Lloro get plenty of rain, they are not as developed in terms of the cityscape. If you’re looking for some memorable rain experiences during your trip, but rain isn’t the only thing you’re looking for, then you can go to Vancouver, which is one of the rainiest places in Canada. In fact, you can expect some snowfall too at certain times of the year. As earlier suggested, rain is not the only attraction when you are visiting Vancouver; it is a fully developed city with plenty of tourist attractions like Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain, Science World, beaches and so on.
Seattle is one of the most rainy cities in United States; no wonder it’s known as the rain city (the name alone makes it a must for rain lovers). You can visit Seattle between October and May to get in on loads of rain, but that’s not all you’ll get. Once you’re there, you can also enjoy tourist attractions like Seattle Symphony, Discovery Park, Kubota Gardens, Space Needle, Golden Gardens, and the likes.
Kauai – Hawaiian Islands
The Hawaiian Islands are one of the most toured places on earth, thanks mainly to the beaches, scenic beauty, and mild weather that makes Hawaii a perfect place to spend your vacations. The city has a number of beaches and world-class resorts including Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort, Hanalei Bay Resort, and Waipouli Beach Resort. Kauai gets plenty of rain, and you can enjoy the rain at the beach, hiking on Kalalau Trail, Princeville Ranch, or visiting Limahuli Gardens.
Natasha Mesty is a travel writer who focuses on beaches and islands. Quality Inn Hotel & Suites in Hattiesburg Mississippi offers free breakfast, high speed internet, and free local calls to its clients.