Who’s up for some fun facts about the highest temperatures you can reach with a passport and a healthy dollop of sun cream? I know I am.
I should probably start by highlighting the fact that I was born and raised in Australia – so the soaring temperatures of the outback are second nature to me. But I have to say, some of the thermometer-busting destinations listed on this infographic by LED Hut are enough to make me reach for a chilled bottle water.
You can also find out the ‘tourism friendly’ rating for each of the places on the list – quite handy if you’re planning a scorching getaway!
Stay Safe in the Sizzling Sun
Of course, if you are planning a hotspot getaway to a destination that with your eyes closed could reasonably be confused with the inside of a volcano, you’re going to need to keep your wits about you.
Sure, the allure of some facetime in the direct sunlight is something most of us dream about from the moment we’re slowed to a halt in yet another commuter traffic jam (not to mention from the confines of our various office cubicles).
Dehydration, sunstroke, and blistering skin may sound like fun now, but … actually let’s not joke about these things. Staying safe in the sizzling sun begins with drinking water – and plenty of it.
Other top advice includes staying covered up and avoiding drinks like coffee and strong alcohol, which can cause increased levels of dehydration.
My top tip? Well, this isn’t always practical. But if you are heading halfway across the world to experience some scorching sunshine, help yourself to sleep at night with a chilled pillow insert. Now widely available, these ingenious inserts can help you to rest your weary (and very warm) head at night.