As the summer approaches, many people and families are trying to figure out where to go for their summer travels. So if you and your loved ones are wanting to enjoy the heat of the summer by traveling to a destination that has high temperatures and lots of sun, here are three tips to help you say cool when you travel to a hot climate.
Stay Somewhere With Air Conditioning
If you know the place you’ll be visiting is going to be hot, Ed Hewitt, a contributor to Smarter Travel, advises that you try to stay somewhere that has air conditioning.
If you’re unsure whether a place has air conditioning, you can always call before you book your stay. This is a good idea if you’re planning to travel out of the country, since many places don’t automatically have air conditioning. So if you want to be sure that you’ll sleep comfortably at your accommodations, be sure that you check if they have air conditioning and that it’s been serviced to work while you’re there.
Keep A Small Towel With You
Even if it’s hot in the place that you’re visiting, you’re going to be spending at least some of your time outside walking in between sites or activities that you have planned. So for the time that you will be outside in the heat and the sun, it’s wise to come up with some ways to keep yourself cool and avoid getting too sweaty and stinky.
To help you with this, Claire Trageser, a contributor to Travel and Leisure, recommends that you keep a small towel with you while you’re walking around. When you get too warm, find a water source that you can use to wet down your towel. Then, drape the towel over the back of your neck to help cool off your body. By having something cool and damp on you, it will help to keep your overall body temperature lower.
Go Out During The Cooler Times Of The Day
If it’s simply too hot for you to enjoy spending any time outdoors during the day time, Wendy Bumgartner, a contributor to Very Well Fit, shares that you should try to plan your day so that you’re venturing outside or spending most of your time outdoors during the cooler times of the day.
For most places, this is usually in the few hours after sunrise and after sunset. While this might limit the things you’re able to do outside, it will also help to keep you from getting too much sun or becoming sick or injured due to being out in the heat too much.
If you’ll soon be traveling to a hot climate, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you learn how you can stay cool while you’re there.