Millions of Americans are complaining about the weather as relentless sleet and snow blanket the country's South and East Coast. However, there's also a very vocal minority relishing the extreme weather conditions, which give them a chance to snuggle up with loved ones, hot chocolate, and a good book. If you prefer spending your time in the great indoors, these American cities are best places to live.
Many people mistakenly believe that Seattle, Washington, is America's wettest city, but Volcano, Hawaii actually takes that honor. The tropical island village usually enjoys more than 240 inches of rainfall every year, compared to just 36.15 inches in Seattle.
Volcano is famous for its volcano, Kilauea, and its lush green rainforests, but the rain is what most visitors remember. Sometimes it's just a soft mist and at other times it’s a generous downpour. There are occasional breaks of sunshine, but they never last too long so residents and guests can enjoy plenty of snuggle time indoors.
In fact, Seattle isn't even the wettest city in the 48 contiguous American states. You might be surprised to know that title belongs to Mobile, Alabama. It gets around 67 inches of rainfall every year, nearly twice the amount that falls on Seattle. That rain falls over around 59 annual days, which amounts to roughly two months of wet weather.
With all that rain, it's a good thing that Mobile is famous for its museums and historic homes, which can all be enjoyed no matter what it's like outside.
The rain of Volcano and Mobile comes coupled with subtropical weather conditions. If you love to cuddle up inside, you're better off in Syracuse, New York. This chilly city typically receives 126.3 inches of snow every year, more than five times the American average. The city has even taken home the Golden Snowball, awarded to the Upstate New York city with the most snowfall in a season, nine times in the last decade! If you love snuggling on a snow day, then Syracuse is where you should be.
No wonder Syracuse is also home to the world's biggest snow plow, a 32-foot bladed monster used to clear the white stuff at Hancock Airport, where Syracuse's snow is deepest. Its enormous blade can clear 8,500 cubic yards of snow in just an hour.
~Erie, Pennsylvania, Challenges Syracuse for Snowfall~
Syracuse might have the most average snowfall in America, but this year Erie's coming out on top. The Pennsylvanian city is out in front in the newly expanded national Golden Snowball competition with 115 inches of snowfall for the 2013-2014 season. That's 15 more inches than they've seen in Syracuse.
If you think that's impressive, cast your mind back to the turn of the century, when a whopping 149.1 inches fell over Erie. The city's ski and snowmobile businesses are booming, but the icy weather in Erie's also perfect for snuggling under a blanket indoors.
If cuddling up on the couch is your idea of heaven, these American cities are perfect for you.
One of my friends recommended us to stay in Puktien Cabana Beach Resort,Thailand. The place is beautiful, relaxing and peaceful. Two days staying in the beach resort we both decided, hubby and I to checked out, the place is kinda far from all the attractions and renting car was other option but we don't like to commute everyday just to be in the main tourist attractions.
Puktien Cabana Beach Resort, Thailand
- Located at Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi, Thailand.
- Need a car to go in main attractions.
Our Room in Puktien Cabana Beach Resort
The ocean at Night
One of the Restaurants in the resort
I don't have problem with this resort, the style and room is elegant looking and clean. The food was a big plus-it is good and beyond our expectation. The pice is very reasonable.
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I've stayed in different kind of lodging from budget to luxury hotel and Resorts.Some hotels would overwhelmed you with all these amenities and extra's they would given away during your stay to them.
There is one hotel that we both like there pillow was soft and comfortable.I was wondering if it has these memory foam toppers that gives the comfort you needed enable to have a goodnight sleep.
Exploring Thailand makes your feet itchy to travel once you heard and seen it the travel magazine,blogs, and photos of your friends. I have had a chance to explore Thailand and live there. The place is beautiful and the people are so nice.
Let me share you one of the top attractions in Bangkok,Thailand that you need to visit once you are there. The Wat Arun,Bangkok ( Temple of Dawn).
Visited Many times-I've visited this place for many times, with friends and husband. The most exciting in this temple is to climb up and down the stairs. It's quite challenging to go down especially if you fear of heights and I'm scared to death to climb up/down still climbed many times.
Most Photographed attractions-I've heard this is one of the most photographed attractions in Bangkok.The great pictures others have shared does it no justice as compared to seeing it in person and climbing to the top and see the great view in any angle.
Dress up properly-Considering this is a temple, you have to dress p properly or else you ended up renting accessories for women like scarf.
The steps are steep but as you see there is a railing to hold on.The climb is worth once you see the view at the top.
The view from the top Wat Arun,Bangkok.
Behind is the Grand Palace and other Temples you might interested to see once you're in the Chao Praya River.
The entirety of the temple is layered with ancient Thai sculptures and patterns which are encrusted with colourful porcelain.This is interpreted as a stupa-like pagoda incrusted with coloured faience.
The climbed of Wat Arun,Temples of Dawn is a must if you're in the area. Don't miss the opportunity to visit.
I'm sure you hear the Disney bought the "Star Wars" and they're making the movie at this time. Yay! I can't wait to watch the Star Wars considering it is our family favorite show series and we watched the Star Wars In Concert that held in Nashville and visited the exhibits in Alabama.
Star Wars in Concert was pretty amazing. The Conductor of an Orchestra was so good and they're showing some of movie clips from Star Wars while they're playing the classical musics from the movie/tv series. It was my first time to watch the orchestra shows and I am glued in the concert.I was amazed how the conductor of an orchestra moves his hand and the tempo is beautiful.
I was browsing and find the orchestra instruments at wwbw. I wish my daughter would find playing instruments is awesome.
The concert has an opportunity to have photos taken with some of the cast in Star Wars.
Lunch at O'Charley's Restaurant wasn't bad at all.It's my first time to eat in this restaurant. As you know I like to try different cuisine and restaurants around my area even if I'm on vacation.
I order my favorite pasta and it's so good while hubby enjoyed his Nacho's. I don't mind going back on the restaurant again. The service was fast and the price is reasonable.
O'Charley's is a casual dining restaurants chain in the United States, with more than 230+ company-owned locations.
It is located at: 1202 Murfreesboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37064
Hubby enjoys his nachos.
My all time favorite-Pasta