When we recommend sun-soaked, warm-weather destinations - say, on the beach or in the jungle – the daily temperature usually tops off at 90 F. Anything above this is just unpleasant. Some places, however, are worth seeking out even though they're so blistering hot you'll have to prepare yourself to be uncomfortable. For these 10 worthy hot spots – with average temperatures well over 100 F – bring lots of water, sunscreen, a good hat, and, if you can help it, have a room with air conditioning.
One of the hottest inhabited places on earth, the Danakil Depression in Dallol, Ethiopia had an average annual temperature of 94 F from 1960-1966, and the scorching wasteland is most famous for salt formations rising from toxic, green acid. None of this may sound particularly appealing, but the technicolor, ochre-green pools and flats are a sight to behold, resembling something from another planet. The lethal landscape is actually a source of life for the Afar people, who hack slabs of salt from the ground and transport them via camel for days at a time.
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