Summer is heating up, but not everyone is so eager to head to the beach.
The season can mean laying in the sand, soaking up rays, swimming in the surf, and lots of ice cream on the boardwalk for some people. For others, summer means sweat, sunburn, and fighting to find the nearest fan for just a moment of relief.
Hey, not everyone was built to withstand the sweltering heat. And luckily, we don’t all have to.
Earth is a big, diverse planet, so if you need a break from the higher temperatures at home, it might be time to get away. There are tons of fun and refreshing destinations for people who would rather play in the snow or feel a cool breeze than bake in the sun.
And you don’t even have to travel too far to cool off. Even parts of the U.S. and Canada have options for people who want to breathe in some mountain air, spot snow-capped peaks, or explore wildlife that thrives in the frozen tundra.
Of course, if you're looking to go somewhere more exotic, ski bums the world over can head down to the Southern Hemisphere, where our summer is their winter. In New Zealand, Australia, and parts of South America, you will find some thrilling slopes.
You’ll be reaching for your suitcase when you see these incredibly cool (sometimes literally) places to visit... as long as you can part with your precious air conditioner.
As you’re packing your bags, skip the bathing suits and the tanning lotions, because these places do not require a “summer glow.”