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Things Everyone Should Know Before Moving to a Tropical Climate Location

by Dusty Rhodes | Jul 21, 2017

Many of us have dreamed of moving to a place where the sun is shining, the weather is warm, and the water is blue.  The thought of enjoying the warmth of the sunshine and relaxing by the pool is enough to entice many people to move to a tropical location.  If you are lucky enough to be one of those people, there are a few things you should know before making your move to a tropical location.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your new life in a warmer climate.

Be Prepared for Sun Exposure
Prolonged exposure to the sun can actually have many benefits.  It can increase the levels of Vitamin D in your body which can make your bones stronger and increase your energy.  Sunlight is also beneficial for your blood pressure, metabolism, your heart, and your immune system.  All in all, exposure to sunlight makes you happier and helps to relieve stress.  That said, it is also important to be careful around the sun.  Be prepared to wear plenty of sunscreen and protective gear such as hats, sunglasses, and UV protective clothing if you are going to be in the sun for long periods of time.

Gear Up for the Outdoors
Warm sunny weather allows you to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities throughout the entire year.  Jogging, biking, swimming, fishing, boating, and camping are just a few of the activities that are perfect for tropical climates.  The opportunity to be outside more will allow you to play your favorite sport or hobby at will.  You will be more motivated to exercise and enjoy these outdoor recreational activities. 

Lower Home Maintenance Costs
Another added benefit to moving to a tropical location is that you won’t be burdened with the heavy winter bills you paid when you were insulating your home against harsh winter weather.  Without the snow and winter weather, you will be able to enjoy lower maintenance costs for your home.

Say Goodbye to a Change of Season
You are probably used to living in an area with four distinct seasons.  Each season brings its own unique qualities and we look forward to these seasonal changes year after year.  There is nothing like the first crisp evening of fall after a long hot summer or the beauty of the first snowfall of the year.  When you move to a tropical location you have to be ready to say goodbye to watching the leaves change color, dreaming of a white Christmas, and enjoying the first bloom of spring flowers.  While year-round temperatures have their benefits, losing the change of season can sometimes take some getting used to. 

Say Hello to Bugs
Tropical climates are home to a variety of insects, bugs, and reptiles.  Some of these bite and sting and can even be poisonous.  If you are moving to a tropical location, you will need to purchase quality repellants in order to keep these pesty creatures away. 

You Will Need a New Wardrobe
If you are moving to a warmer climate you can trade in your sweaters and winter coats for tank tops, shorts, and flip-flops.  There will be no need for fur-lined boots, gloves, or expensive outer wear.  Instead you will need plenty of tees and swim suits. 

As you embark on your journey to your new warmer home you will be well prepared if you keep these important tips in mind.  Moving to a tropical climate can be a great experience and an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors year round!