My wife and I stayed far up north one summer, thinking that we could go up north for a week and catch a break from the heat and humidity.
We were wrong, but we were also very far off course! Quite a few places up north can still get pretty warm, but the defining factor is the humidity.
With added humidity, a ninety degree day can feel closer to 110 degrees! It’s crazy how humidity can affect the air quality so much, both in temperature and in comfort. We stayed pretty high up in a cabin on the side of a mountain, so we had a beautiful view of the nearby mountains from our cabin’s porch. The cabin also had working heating and air conditioning systems, which were a total lifesaver! We packed for the cold, as we foolishly thought it was going to be in the fifties or lower this far up north. Again, we were very far off! By the second day, we were wearing pants with the legs rolled up, and shirts with the sleeves rolled up as well. It was very comfortable though, and it wasn’t anywhere near as hot as it was down south! At night, the temperature often dropped to the low sixties or high fifties. That was when it really paid off to have a functional heating system, as the boiler in the basement of the cabin was churning away to keep the place warm. I think we’ll definitely be going back – I just don’t know if we’ll go in the summer again.