OUTSMART SUMMER: THE COOLEST WAYS TO BEAT THE HEAT

Canoes rest on the dock of Lake Moraine, Banff, Canada

More than a little unforgiving, summers in Florida test anyone’s ability to stay cool. Outsmart the perils of the peninsula’s infamous heat by embarking on a brand new kind of adventure…or two…

Svalbard, Russia.
Svalbard, Russia.

EXPERIENCE THE ARCTIC FRONTIER: Brave the next frontier in polar expedition cruising – the High Arctic known as Franz Josef Land. Due to large amounts of ice, few have even ventured here in recent decades, and access is only possible by ship for a few weeks each summer. Poseidon Expeditions offers dedicated cruises from Longyearbyen, Svalbard to this archipelago of 191 uninhabited, volcanic, mostly glaciated islands are now part of the Russian Arctic National Park. Learn more about Poseidon Expeditions online at PoseidonExpeditions.com

Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee, Florida
Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee, Florida

GET SOME SHADE ON A GIRLFRIEND GETAWAY: Believe it or not, you need not travel very far this summer to feel the breeze and find a sweet spot in the shade. With over 500,000 plants and flowers growing in a majestic temperature-controlled atrium, the Gaylord Palms resort in Kissimmee is Florida’s unrivaled summer haven. Under a glass dome of greenery and cool air, you’ll find enough dining options, entertainment and nightlife to keep anyone excited. But Gaylord’s brightest gem is the Relâche Spa – a perfect place to gather your girlfriends for some of the best summer pampering around. Visit Marriott.com, and search for “Gaylord Palms Resort.”

Canoes rest on the dock of Lake Moraine, Banff, Canada
Canoes rest on the dock of Lake Moraine, Banff, Canada

CANADA’S NATIONAL PARKS: As 2016 marks the Centennial of America’s National Park Service, U.S. Parks are projected to greet record crowds, making Canada’s parks an all-the-more appealing locale this year. With long days, ideal hiking and canoeing weather and relatively warm water temperatures, summertime is definitely the best time to visit Canada’s pride and joy – its 40 national parks. Visit pc.gc.ca/eng

 

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