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.

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

3 Comments for Daisann McLane Learns to Love Cold-Weather Travel

Alexander 02.15.11 | 4:18 PM ET

dude, I hate to travel in winters when the weather is very cold. autumn and spring is the best for traveling for me.

Travel Chile 02.21.11 | 2:48 PM ET

I love cold places, an icredible is torres del paine in the winter!!

Deborah-Eve 02.24.11 | 2:41 AM ET

My youthful memories of London in December wouldn’t be the same without remembering bone chilling cold and waking up through the night to plug pence into a money slot to keep the heat going!  At that time of the year I also learnt what a brilliant invention towel heaters are!

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