Windows/Mac with Excel: Looking to escape summer by finding a cooler holiday spot? To help, here's a destination decider which filters travel locations by season and preferred temperature.
Tired of being uncertain when the best time to travel was to certain cities, Anish Shah took it upon himself to develop a better system. By gathering raw weather data from the US Department of Energy, Anish dumped the data into a spreadsheet, setup Macros which lets you choose the time of year you plan to travel, and the low to high temperatures you prefer. Hitting submit returns a list of destinations for you to choose from with an average temperature that meets your criteria.
Keep in mind there are a lot of other great resources and sites out there which can help you find optimal times to travel based on weather.
If weather isn't the criteria you'd like to filter, consider using Wanderfly to select a destination based on price, duration of stay and time of year.
Unfortunately for Linux users, the spreadsheet is Windows and Mac only since it requires Microsoft Excel to run the necessary macros. Office 2008 for OS X doesn't come with macros enabled, but those of you running Office 2011 shouldn't have a problem. We also haven't tested the spreadsheet out on Open Office to see if it works.