Welcome to the first episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast for 2019! This episode is one that you’ll empathise with in the northern hemisphere (being mid-winter there) but for us down here in Australia, for example, we are just daydreaming about cold weather because we’ve got all the hot summer days happening. (Admittedly fewer in Perth than usual, but the rest of Australia has had heat waves).
I can count on one hand the number of trips I’ve made to really cold places: a summer in Iceland (still really cold) and a winter in Finland spring immediately to mind. I wouldn’t swap those trips for the world, but goodness me they were COLD!
Show notes: Episode 121 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
Travelling in Cold Places
Travelling in cold places is absolutely not my speciality – so Episode 121 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast is a useful one for me personally! I chat with three travellers about their experiences in cold places like Iceland, Finland and Canada; the result is a good reminder that I shouldn’t ignore a destination just because the temperatures are low!
First up I chat to Lucas Peters who recently took a trip to Iceland. Now, Iceland will always be one of my favourite destinations, but it definitely fits the cold bill – I visited during mid-summer and still needed all the warm clothes I could find!!
Tamara Gruber then tells me about her experience visiting Quebec City for their Winter Carnival. It sounds realy, really cold – and yet really awesome, too.
Finally, I talk to Erin Holmes who grew up in Western Australia like me, and therefore wasn’t quite prepared for the crazy cold temperatures she and her kids experienced in northern Finland one Christmas. Fortunately, it was all worth it.
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- Lucas Peters’ site
- Tamara’s podcast Vacation Mavens
- Tamara’s blog We3Travel
- Erin Holmes at Explore With Erin
- Erin’s Instagram
- Winter tips from group member Merry
- Swimming in Iceland tips – my interview with Kari Gislason
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