If you are planning a vacation in the winter, you may feel tempted to go for an ocean breeze and sunny skies. However, there are many places that are much less crowded and strikingly beautiful in cold weather. Many places offer off-season deals, and there are of course those ski resorts. Plan a snowy getaway in cold weather.
But how do you pack right for a winter vacation? It is more essential to pack right for this time of the year. Here is some basic stuff you will always need. I am not talking of a trip to the ski resort. That will need some special planning. What you will find here is some guidelines on what you will always need for a straightforward vacation during the cold season.
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Carry Hats To Stay Warm
All you may need to is a warm hat and light fleece to get from car to your hotel in freezing weather. This is also true if you have to sprint through an airport, for a breakfast in early morning or for short walks. Wear a good hat to stay away from freezing. Pick a hat that will cover your ears and also cover the back of your neck. For best results, pick one without any fluff balls or flaps. A hat with modern thin material will give you maximum warmth.
If you have to select one heavy item, then it will be your shoes. Go big here to stay adequately protected. You will find this very useful again and again on your trip. Make sure that your boots are waterproof. Go light on lacing because there is airport security you have to go through. So something where you don’t have to do a lot of untying and tying is a good choice. Also it will be better if you pick a dark color so that slush and mud stains won’t show that much.
Waterproof And Breathable Gloves
You don’t have to wear wool gloves and those huge mittens. Opt for a pair of waterproof, warm and thin gloves, which will only weight a few ounces. Plus, you will also be able to keep your luggage light. Make sure your gloves are breathable so you can wear when the temperature changes. Waterproofing is useful in bad weather. Also make sure that the gloves you select dries quickly.
Of course, you have to dress in layers. But what is the best way of doing this? Without a plan you may dress up till you don’t look attractive at all. Here’s a trick you can try. Select a light short of long sleeve skirt. Then go for a long sleeve top over this. Add a sweater or fleece, and a waterproof and light wind outer shell. With this approach, you will be able to remove or add items while moving from outdoor to indoor or the opposite easily.
For accessories, pack sunglasses, sunscreen and a scarf. Finally, remember not to pack too much. You will have a hard time traveling with so many luggage’s.