Namibia is beyond hot right now. So what does that portend? What happens when the publishing cycle that decrees it to be scorching to the traveler’s touch is up? Will Palm Springs then be the new Namibia? No. Unless a subcontinent suddenly appears in the South Atlantic, Namibia will always be hot.
Whether or not Angelina Jolie has another baby there and uses her hard-earned dollars to pay off the government to hinder media coverage of it.
And whether it’s on or off the New York Times’ travel editorial calendar.
Of course, it may never be as hot as it was in 1998, but, close.