Plan Your Next Travel Assignment to Escape the Cold
Do the changing leaves, and the approach of Halloween send shivers down your spine? And by shivers, I don’t mean shivers of fright from all of the scary decorations, but shivers from the dropping temperatures and the inevitable arrival of winter. If you’re like me, then you know that now is your time to escape the cold by planning a travel assignment in a warmer state. Let’s take a look at five warm-weather places that currently have plenty of travel opportunities for travel nurses, therapists, and other allied positions.
Sunshine State. That’s right, Florida is currently teeming with travel opportunities throughout the state. Imagine yourself enjoying an average LOW temperature during winter in Florida of 65 degrees, while average high temps reach 77 degrees. Plan your Florida travel assignment anywhere from Miami, to Orlando, to Naples, Jacksonville or Tampa Bay and spend your off days walking on a beach, relaxing by the pool, or enjoying a night on the town without the heavy winter coat.
Lone Star State. While not quite as tropical as Florida, the state of Texas is a great choice for travelers who want to escape a harsh winter. Texas is another state with lots of opportunities for travel nurses and allied staff. Depending on where in the state you are heading to, the daytime temperatures during winter months can range from the mid to upper 60’s in Corpus Christie and Laredo to the upper 50’s and 60’s in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston. Cities in central Texas, like Austin and San Antonio, have average daily high temperatures in the 60’s with lows dipping to 40 degrees. No matter where you travel in Texas during the winter, the weather is going to amenable to enjoying the live music, festivals, and outdoor activities that are in abundance across the state.
Louisiana. The Pelican State is a great place to travel to any time of the year, but if you visit during the winter, you can not only enjoy mild temperatures but also avoid the crowds (At least until February!). Louisiana is home to breathtaking scenery in its many state parks, incredible fishing in the waters near Toledo Bend Reservoir, and some of the best restaurants you’ll find anywhere. If you plan your assignment through February, you can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience at world-famous Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Go ahead, pack your beads and a big feathered hat and plan a winter assignment in Louisiana.
Arizona. The Grand Canyon State is the perfect destination to take advantage of a travel opportunity and avoid the cold and snow this winter. The temperatures from fall to early spring in Arizona are perfectly mild. Warm enough to wear shorts and a t-shirt while you are spending your day off experiencing the beauty of the Grand Canyon or the other breath-taking desert landscapes. Arizona is kissed by sunshine almost every day, and there are travel assignments available across the state. In addition to all of the outdoor beauty to explore, Arizona cities around the state fill the winter months with festivals, dance parties, and live entertainment to keep everyone moving.
California. Depending on what type of weather you want to escape to this winter, one state can provide it all for you, California. The Golden State features tropical temps in southern cities like San Diego and Los Angeles, to moderate temperatures in the central and northern part of the state. Fortunately for travelers, there are assignments open throughout California, so if you can’t imagine yourself shoveling snow this winter, make your way out west and spend 13-weeks or more in sunny Cali.
There you have it, skip the snow and cold and put yourself someplace sunny and warm this winter. Contact your recruiter today and tell them you are ready to escape the cold! If you are just now considering a career as a travel nurse or therapist, contact one of our recruitment professionals today.
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