Daisann McLane Learns to Love Cold-Weather Travel
Travel Blog • Eva Holland • 02.09.11 | 6:41 AM ET
Well, “love” might be an overstatement. In her latest, the National Geographic Traveler columnist (and World Hum contributor) describes her transition from outright cold-avoidance to a slow acceptance of winter’s offerings for travelers.
I always have the best travel experiences when I push myself out of my comfort zone. Asked by others how to make their travel richer, I invariably recommend they charge boldly into the unfamiliar—landscapes, customs, languages, cuisines. Climate is just as much a part of a travel experience as food. I didn’t turn up my nose at the Oaxacan locust wrapped in a tortilla or the snake soup in Guangzhou, so why did I limit my travels to a temperature range of 75 to 95 degrees F?
I’m a big proponent of winter travel, so I was thrilled to read about another traveler’s conversion. Welcome to the fold, Daisann.