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In my part of the world, Australia, we’re about to come into Summer with warmer temperatures and lots of sunshine. Now that most states in Australia are finally coming out of lockdown, we can now make plans to travel again. In this post I’ve come up with some tips for how to keep cool and comfortable whilst travelling in Summer.
We’re planning to embark on a short holiday in our caravan during the Christmas holiday break. The good thing about the warmer weather is that it makes packing a lot easier. It reduces the amount of bulk and need for warmer thicker clothing. My main staples for caravanning in Summer are shorts, t shirts and Summer dresses. See my caravan clothing packing list HERE
My tips for keeping cool and comfortable are fairly simple:
The majority of us tend to take our holidays during the warmer months of the year. The Christmas holiday period is when the majority of we Australians get some well-earned time off. The warmer temperatures make it more conducive to partaking in outdoor activities to help us get over our Winter woes. Things like, cycling, walking/hiking, paddling a kayak, playing certain sports and sightseeing are all more enjoyable when the weather is warm.
Many holidaymakers head off to the coastline and the golden beaches for their Summer breaks. It’s always a few degrees cooler near the beach and the water is refreshing, instantly cooling us down. There’a nothing more appealing than sunny days lazing on a beach chair or hammock, with a cool sea breeze coming off the water.
On really hot days I like to wear my bathers with either a sarong or coverup over the top. Then I can dip in and out of the water at my leisure to keep cool.
Beaches, lakes, rivers and holiday resorts are all extremely popular as Summer travel destinations in Australia. Many Australian holidaymakers love to caravan or camp at their favourite holiday park or camping ground. Some holiday parks these days have plenty of attractions for kids to keep them busy. Things like swimming pools, waterslides, water playgrounds, paddle boats, kayaks and bicycles are standard.
Holiday or caravan parks tend to have the best beachside or waterfront locations in Australia. Many offer either river or creek access as well as a short walking distance to the beach.
For other travellers that enjoy more of a luxury holiday there are plenty of hotels, resorts, holiday units and holiday homes available over the Summer holiday period. Some of the best Australian East Coast Summer holiday locations that come to mind are Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays in Queensland; the Gold and Sunshine Coasts in South East Queensland; Central Coast of New South Wales; North Coast of New South Wales; Sydney Eastern Beaches; and the Mornington or Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria.
It doesn’t matter where you head this Summer for your holidays. Just ensure you keep yourself cool and comfortable and enjoy the break! For some more Australian travel destination inspiration, see my post 31 Favourite Instagrammable Aussie Places
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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