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Stay Cool While Traveling in the Heat

It’s definitely getting hotter no matter where on the continent you are, but here in Florida it’s already near scorching.  Summer heat doesn’t deter everyone, though.  So for those of you who want to travel and have hot fun in the summertime, here are some helpful tips to help you stay cool while traveling in the heat.

Keep-Cool Gear!  From headbands, to “shower” wipes, to fans, here’s some great gear that can help you stay cool while traveling.

Avoid Heat Stroke! Drinking plenty of fluids, eating light meals and wearing cool, light clothing can help keep your body temperature regulated during the hottest weather.  Here’s a great article from TRIP full of info and reminders to help prevent heat stroke or other health issues during the hottest summer months.

Take A Plunge! Try to schedule stops at places with lakes, rivers, springs, and pools where you can safely plunge into some cool water after traveling all day.  Of course, here at Alliance Hill our pool is ALWAYS ready for guests.

Plan Ahead! Consider traveling during off-peak hours (like rush hour through Atlanta or school-run times through a small town), and that will help you keep rolling and not sitting in traffic in the blazing sun.  Schedule plenty of down time into your itinerary so that you have time to rest if necessary, and this will also allow you to travel at your ease and make unplanned stops if necessary if/when traffic is especially heavy in a region.

Let Nature Help! Choose destinations that offer shade, waterfront, breezes, and plenty of space.  Areas near a body of water tend to provide cooler temperatures due to the sea breezes and/or the lack of concrete streets and buildings.

Cook Cool & Cook Outside! Once you’re settled at your destination, take the load off your AC unit during the hottest parts of the day by serving salads, smoothies, sandwiches, and light snacks that don’t require cooking.  During the evenings when it starts to cool off, you can grill outside to keep the heat down in your RV.

 

We hope everyone enjoys a wonderful summer of travel and relaxation.