Flying overseas is a joy, much like traveling in general. However, I’ll be the first to tell you that depending on where you go, you might be due for a bit of a shock when it comes to the temperature control systems that you encounter both on the plane and in the destination for your adventure! That was the case for me at least, when I decided to take a small trip to Western Europe for a 2-week vacation. The plane ride was twelve hours long, and it was anything but comfortable! There was not only no real air conditioning or heating to keep us comfortable, but it felt as though there was no real air circulation at all. The air almost smelled putrid upon entering the plane, and much of the cabin felt as though there wasn’t the faintest amount of air being pushed around by an onboard HVAC system or even a fan over the seat. When we landed at the airport, I promptly wished I had reconsidered where I chose to spend my vacation. The airport felt just like the plane, and had no air conditioning or air circulation of any kind. The cab ride to my hotel was also the same, and I was really beginning to fear that the entire vacation would be like this. Thankfully, my hotel room had a small window-mounted air conditioning unit to help me with staying cool, and the ceiling fan over the hotel’s bed would certainly help circulate the air and improve the indoor air quality. Like I said, just be sure to research where you’re going on your vacation before you buy your tickets. Otherwise, you might have a miserable trip over there – and a miserable trip in general, filled with a total lack of air conditioning!