By Aubrey Schieuer
Summer is a wonderful time to start a new adventure and take on a new travel nurse assignment. If you’re itching to go somewhere new, but not exactly looking for sweat city, we’ve got you covered. Check out these five cool locations to beat the summer heat.
Alaska is full of unbelievable sights, but one truly tops them all. Glaciers. Need we say more? Okay, we will: there’s also wildlife aplenty, like whales, moose, sheep, mountain goats, and polar bears. Summer is the driest, warmest time to stay in Alaska. If you’re a fishing pro or novice, you can try your luck at reeling in salmon, halibut, rainbow trout, and more. Not a bad way to spend your summer!
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Oregon is an underrated, hidden treasure that’s saturated with natural beauty instead of tourists. There are over 200 waterfalls for you to take in and appreciate without other people obscuring your view. And, you can hike and explore a real-life volcano, Mount Hood! Oregon is also the ideal place for travelers who despise hot, sticky weather with its extremely low humidity rate.
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Colorado is blessed with not one, not two, but four gorgeous national parks. The Rocky Mountain National Park is world-famous with its variety of trails for new and experienced hikers alike. You can see some of the best preserved cliff dwellings in the Mesa Verde National Park. If you’ve never seen sand dunes, you’ve got to get yourself to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Finally, Gunnison National Park has an absolutely stunning Black Canyon. With so much to explore, your time in Colorado will go by fast!
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Prefer traveling in the summer to interesting, yet air-conditioned, spaces? Look no further than North Carolina. Give yourself a tour of the 250 rooms of the Biltmore Estate mansion for some impressive furnishings. Or, see a show at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, one of the largest planetariums in the United States. If specialty beers are your jam, Asheville happens to have the highest number of breweries per capita in the whole country. Cheers!
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Maine is a fantastic place to visit and work in the summer. Think lobster, lighthouses, and cute coastal towns. For scenic views and relaxing on the water, sea kayaking and Windjammer cruises are big. Try surfing in southern Maine beaches — without the heat. Maine summer temps usually don’t get much higher than the mid-70s on the coasts. Find your next Maine gig and you’ll be happy you did!
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