It’s time to start thinking about where you want to travel in the winter months for your next nurse or allied assignment. Yup. The middle of August and you may be looking at crunch time. Give yourself a good week to consider your options, give your recruiter a call with your top picks, take a couple of weeks to get ready and get there and your contract will end right around mid-December. Then if you accept an extension you are now into March!
Warm to No Snow
Can’t stand the thought of going through another snowy winter? If you want to get extreme, southern Florida’s average winter temps are highs in the 70’s and lows in the 60’s. Phoenix and San Diego run high 60’s. That’s like skipping winter altogether. But if you would rather just avoid shoveling but like a little nippy weather here and there Georgia’s high/low averages 60’s /40’s. You still have the option in GA to run up the mountain if you just have to get a glimpse of the first snowfall. You can also find 60’s/40’s in the lower parts of Louisiana, Alabama and Texas.
You might get a little snow in Albuquerque, NM where the highs on average are around 50 degrees but it won’t stay long. If you like snow sports this might be the place. Nearby Sandia Mountain gets an annual snowfall of over 100 inches! You get the same great options in San Bernardino and Riverside California with Big Bear Mountain so close.
For you tough northerners who can’t imagine a winter without snow or southerners who would like to see what snow is like you might be surprised in what you find in Michigan. For the architectural buff there are over 60 beautiful historic sites to see in Heritage Hill district like the Meyer May House built in 1908 by Frank Lloyd Wright. And Casinos. And Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore.
Know Before You Go
Get all the temperature averages in any city/state in the country from USclimatedata.com and know just how heavy your coat needs to be….or maybe you can just leave that coat at home. With a little planning your travel assignment can be spectacular!