In 2016 there are two destinations that are both figuratively and literately “hot” – Cuba and the U.S. National Parks.
Things are literally “cooking” in Havana where temperatures and humidity right now are both in the 90s, reminiscent of what I experienced while visiting just-to-the-north-a-bit Miami back in August of 1961.
While this week the air will be much drier in Death Valley National Park, look for the mercury to hit the 100-120 degree Fahrenheit mark, as it did when I drove through the park with my parents on a long-ago journey from Southern California to Reno, Nevada, part of a longer loop trip from Seattle to Disneyland and back.
Visits by Americans to both Cuba and the U.S. national parks are up this year for different reasons. [Read more…]