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On any trip, it’s nearly a given that something with go wrong.
It might be minor (like you get lost or your hotel reservation is messed up), or something major, like a snowstorm or hurricane. There’s nothing you can do to stop a storm, so changing your attitude is the best way to combat an act of god. Here’s a few ways bad weather has messed up a perfectly good travel show.
While shooting in Rio we had perfect weather and gorgeous views of Sugar Loaf.
That is until we had to shoot on the top of it. I can’t tell you how disappointing it is when what we’ve planned is essentially scrapped because of weather. Months have been spent getting shooting permits that usually only allow us to be there on a certain day and during certain times. If we try to move it to another day then that completely disrupts all the other segments that have been tightly scheduled in an effort to create a great travel show. So all we can do is shrug and go with it (and hope Rio Tourism will lend us their B-roll).
“The Med” is a dream destination for everyone, but not in February!
While in Prague we were stuck in a downpour of miserable freezing rain. In this picture we are getting ready to shoot the castle but all we really want to do is to hole up in some cafe somewhere, read and take naps.
We all knew the problem: we were shooting the majority of Europe during November through May. Europe just is not a sunny place in the winter. My cameraman Stan nicknamed our series, “Passport to Off-Season Travel: We take you where you want to go when you don’t want to be there.”
My best advice to overcoming disappointing weather? Laugh. What else can you do?
When did you have your travel plans set, only to be interrupted by crazy weather?
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