In Australia, the more north you go, the hotter and more humid it gets. Getting off the plane in Carins, we were immediately hit by a wave of thick hot air that just stuck to your skin and soaked your shirt. Our destination was a sleepy beach town near Cairns with a local population of less than 5,000 people. Port Douglas has long been considered one the best towns in Australia, with it’s proximity to the Daintree rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. When we were there in December, it was during the off-season and the town was empty, so it was a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.