Outside of food poisoning or a weekend devolving into a Ja Rule-branded recreation of The Hunger Games, there’s nothing that ruin a trip faster than bad weather.
Having experienced that adverse weather while on the road one too many times, self-described digital nomad Ryan Whitaker decided to do something about it.
Whitaker created an interactive map using 35 million lines of data taken from weather stations over 10 years. The map allows you to enter your ideal rainfall level (zero), preferred temperatures (mid-80s, please) and travel dates (forever?). The map then populates with world destinations that fit the bill.
“I built these as my own guide to everywhere the weather is nice at any given time of year,” Whitaker says. “These maps are not supposed to replace local knowledge of events or seasonal attractions, but rather to supplement it with good data on where temperatures are ideal.”
Granted, the tool is a little wonky and will probably frustrate you at first, but if you get the hang of it, it’s a valuable resource at best and a fine way to spend five minutes at worst.