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Old 09-23-2015, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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For those who think I should get off my butt and just move, well I am doing what I can and I'm researching various options but it's going to take me many years to realize this goal due to a combination of my personal circumstances and immigration roadblocks. That's what I'm most frustrated about unlike an American or a Brit who can just pack their bags tomorrow and be on the next plane to a warmer destination to live provided they have the funds to do so.
What's the longest time you've spent in a warm climate?

I know for myself, one who enjoys warm weather and would never say no to a mid-winter beach holiday, still finds that after a while I get tired of it and look forward to coming home with rain lashing at the window.
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:16 PM
 
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What's the longest time you've spent in a warm climate?

I know for myself, one who enjoys warm weather and would never say no to a mid-winter beach holiday, still finds that after a while I get tired of it and look forward to coming home with rain lashing at the window.
Could it be that you're tired of the holiday, more than the weather in the holiday spot? I love vacations, but after two weeks I'm done. I'm ready to get back to my home and my routine, even if the weather is crappy where I live.
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Could it be that you're tired of the holiday, more than the weather in the holiday spot? I love vacations, but after two weeks I'm done. I'm ready to get back to my home and my routine, even if the weather is crappy where I live.
Partly of course, but I spent a month in Mexico once, and the hot weather was getting very tedious, especially the humidity. I felt much more alive arriving back in cooler climes.
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:20 PM
 
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You shouldn't have took what I said so literally. I'm saying Canadians have a place to warm up without the presence of Americans.
So does every country in the world.
The difference is you can only spend a couple of weeks there. You can't live or work there, eventually you still come back to deal with the remaining four months of winter, so I am sure how the presence of Cuba changes anything.
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:23 PM
 
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Partly of course, but I spent a month in Mexico once, and the hot weather was getting very tedious, especially the humidity. I felt much more alive arriving back in cooler climes.
Considering San Diego is right on the border, I'm sure there are plenty of Mexican towns with that type of non humid weather. It was your decision to stay in a humid place in Mexico, not that the entire Mexico is hot and humid.
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:24 PM
 
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Could it be that you're tired of the holiday, more than the weather in the holiday spot? I love vacations, but after two weeks I'm done. I'm ready to get back to my home and my routine, even if the weather is crappy where I live.
It is called homesick. Has nothing to do with weather.
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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The only thing I dislike about Canada is the weather........just joking about it with my friend from Kingston.......my friends in BC don't care for the gloom but other than that they are pretty darn happy.
Friends in Alberta don't like it much either.......

other than that Canada is a pretty awesome country for a lot of reasons #1 The People!
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:32 PM
 
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Everything depends on where you are in Canada, of course.

Toronto has slightly better weather than Chicago, and is not all thatdifferent from Boston or even New York. Vancouver has basically the same weather as Seattle or even Portland. Or even San Francisco, really, with a little more drizzle. Montreal, of course, can be a bit unbearable. Yellowknife, now that's some serious cold.

The weather overall is comparable or superior to the weather in Sweden, Denmark, and other popular northern European countries.
Not true. Toronto is almost always a bit colder than Chicago and twice snowier. Boston May appear snowier but it actually receives a bit less snow on average.

Both Chicago and Boston have earlier spring than Toronto.

NYC has a different climate zone. It is far warmer than Toronto. Usually by eight degrees in winter.

Also: Seattle is noticeably less rainy than Vancouver. To compare Vancouver's weather with sunny and warmer SF is laughable. We are talking about 7 months of rain vs 11 months of sunshine here.
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Considering San Diego is right on the border, I'm sure there are plenty of Mexican towns with that type of non humid weather. It was your decision to stay in a humid place in Mexico, not that the entire Mexico is hot and humid.
That was just one example. Palms Springs isn't humid and I get tired of the weather there after awhile.
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:49 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Not true. Toronto is almost always a bit colder than Chicago and twice snowier. Boston May appear snowier but it actually receives a bit less snow on average.

Both Chicago and Boston have earlier spring than Toronto.

NYC has a different climate zone. It is far warmer than Toronto. Usually by eight degrees in winter.

Also: Seattle is noticeably less rainy than Vancouver. To compare Vancouver's weather with sunny and warmer SF is laughable. We are talking about 7 months of rain vs 11 months of sunshine here.
So, you think SF has 11 months of sunshine? Try almost zero months of sunshine in the city proper, where I lived for years. Unless you are in a freakish microclimate, it's fog for most of every day, and there is never any summer except for about a month around October when you can actually wear one layer of shirt and not freeze in the wind just walking down the street to get some groceries. Granted, if you just get out of the city as far as Fremont or the airport or especially Palo Alto, you are in a very nice climate that is often sunny. But that's not San Francisco. Think it's glamorous to be on the ocean in California, like SF is? The water is 48 F year round there, which may contribute to the fact that SF is never warm.

And Boston being 5 degrees warmer than Toronto is nothing. I grew up in a place that is 5 degrees warmer than NYC, and I don't really notice any difference in my lifestyle in the Northeast versus Central Virginia. To really change your lifestyle, again, in my opinion you're going to need to go somewhere drastic from Toronto, like the west coast or the South. Moving to New York from Toronto is like me moving back to Virginia from New York. Not a lifestyle changing event, at least not insofar as the climate.
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