Beat the heat!
Aug 26, 2013 / 5:00 am
Scorched? This summer has definitely been a hot one! If you're anything like myself, this heat is a bit too much for you this summer.... some relief would be great!
So what can you do and where can you go to get a break from this heat wave? Here are some great ideas for a "less-heat-intense" few days.
Take an Alaskan Cruise
Believe it or not, there are some great VERY last minute deals on Alaska for the end of August and beginning of September. If you're not picky about your ship cabin, you could be in for a really affordable and cooling treat! Whale watch, take up Salmon fishing or even visit a glacier - you're sure to be in for some 'cool' excitement in Alaska!
Try Out Hawaii
Yes - it may be a chain of tropical islands, but Hawaii's trade winds mean there is almost always a cool breeze with fairly even temperatures year round on both land and sea. As a result of the shielding effect of volcanic mountains and the differences in weather found at various elevations, you can find tropical rain forests, cool alpine regions, arid deserts, and sunny beaches - all within the span of just a few miles.
Overseas River Cruising
River cruising can offer cooler temperatures as you're on inland waterways and usually cruising through areas of higher elevations. As you're closer to shore you'll experience sightseeing like never before in some of the most beautiful European hiding spots. See shoreline castles and bustling cities. River cruising and the variety offered is a whole column on its own! Make sure to visit your travel agent for more river cruising information.
Local Water Parks
Want to stay closer to home, enjoy the outdoors but still keep it cool? The Okanagan Valley offers a variety of locations with outdoor water parks. Take a dip in the waters of Okanagan, Skaha or Kalamalka Lakes..... or head to your local big box store to pick up a quick set-up, outdoor, backyard pool.
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