It’s always 87 degrees in Palau

I think I should move to Palau: first, it’s got a “Compact of Free Association with the United States of America,” so I presume my U.S. citizenship would get me in good there. Secondly, and most important, it seems as though it’s always 87 degrees there.

Palau, the CIA tells us, is “a group of islands in the North Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Philippines… slightly more than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC.”

Not surprisingly, there are no direct flights from Charlottetown to Palua; you can, however, fly from New York City. Leaving New York on January 1 at 6:00 a.m. would get you into Koror (the capital) at 9:00 p.m. on January 2, local time, for a total flight time of 25 hours. You fly from New York to Houston to Guam to Palau on Continental Airlines. Return fare is $2174US. Not too bad given that you get to be in Palau, in the balmy 87 degree weather, when the journey is over.