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.
Oodnadatta Track, Australia
Originally an aboriginal trade route, the road now known as the Oodnadatta Track stretches roughly 400 miles through the Australian Outback, snaking past hills, ruins, and barren stretches of moonscape once prowled by the Humungus in Mad Max. In 2013, Oodnadatta got so hot that meteorologists had to add a new color to their heat maps and motorists were forced to stay put when temperatures soared to the point that gasoline was evaporating before it could hit their gas tanks.
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