Having grown up in relatively warm weather, winter is definitely my achilles heal. So I'm always willing to pick up more tips about how to best brave the cold.
Can traveling in a winter season be comfortable and enjoyable? Or is it only about summer when we can fully relax and appreciate the holidays?
Winter travel season doesn't differ from the summer season, except packing heavier and bulkier. To get the most out of what you pack and your trip in general, we're going to share some basic tips and tricks. So, let's get started.
The first thing you should take care of is your devices. Whether it is winter, summer, or spring traveling, you have to be sure your navigation system is in the highest condition. Download all applications you may need on the road. There are a few of them, which are almost obligatory to have:
- A VPN with the best vpn rating possible (to protect your data in public networks);
- A Google map (to find your way easier);
- FlightAware (to track your flights);
- Google Translate (for international trips).
And now, let's find out what exactly you should take on a trip to have a comfortable winter travel season.
How to Pack for Winter Trips
What most people afraid of when hearing about winter traveling is cold. We associate it with tons of clothes and luggage needed to be packed, transported, unpacked, and packed one more time. But cold and snow shouldn't ruin your perfect plans. So, here are a few tips and tricks on how to feel warm and cozy without taking the whole wardrobe.
- Layering. The art of layering is something that can help you to keep warm without taking the wrong kind of clothes. Right fabrics and a couple of layers can keep you super warm and cozy without looking odd. And they won't take too much space in your suitcase.
- Fabrics. An ideal winter combination is a wool or silk for the first layer, a sweater for the second layer, a scarf and a winter jacket for the third layer. And, of course, a hat.
- Packing. Don't over pack. If you're going to travel for 5-6 days, 2-3 outfits are enough. Take 4 pairs of pants/jeans, one dress of thicker materials, 4-5 basic shirts with long sleeves, and a sweater from warm fabrics. Take solid colors (white, black, grey) instead of patterned T-shirts and tops. Remember, that the most important item of your clothes in winter period is the coat or the jacket you're going to wear. Everything depends on the style of holidays you're going on. For city breaks, a warm, long winter jacket with a huge hoodie is a good variant.
Amelie loves snowy winter days, and getting out to experience nature all year round. She's visited 17 countries so far and is hoping to reach 40 countries by the time she's 40.