By now, packing for a summer vacation is an automatic process for you. You’ve done it a trillion times and you know exactly what you need. A couple of bikinis, a pair of flip flops, some light clothes, and you’re pretty much ready to go.
But if I asked you what to include in a winter packing list, would it be as easy?
Probably not, and I understand: most of us associate holidays with the beach, hot temperatures and sunbathing. But trust me when I say that a cold vacation can be just as fun. And hey, January and February are the cheapest months to fly, so… why not?
If you’re sold on the idea of traveling during winter, there are some items that will be essential during your trip. Keep reading to discover three of them!
1. A Pair of Winter Boots
This will probably be the biggest, heaviest item you’ll take with you. As such, I recommend that you wear them during the flight so that they don’t take up too much space in your bag.
If you don’t own a pair of winter shoes and will need to buy one, this is what you should look for:
- Water-resistance. Walking around with wet socks? No, thank you.
- Dark color. The best way of looking clean even when your shoes are covered in mud.
- Comfort. Traveling means exploring, which means walking around a lot. Not very pleasant when you’re wearing uncomfortable shoes.
2. A Big Jacket
Just like the shoes, this is another item you should wear onto the plane because it’ll probably be pretty big and difficult to fold.
The most important thing when it comes to your jacket is that it is warm and waterproof, that it prepares you for all sorts of winter weather conditions.
Besides that, I suggest you go for a neutral colored jacket since you’ll be wearing it every day and so you want it to go with any outfit. Black, blue and brown never fail!
Do you know those days when you have to choose between looking cool and being warm? Well, with thermals, you don’t have to make that decision.
I’m sure you’ll find in any travel blog that thermals are a winter traveler’s best friend. Not only will they keep you warm at all times, but they are quite small, so they won’t take up to much space in your luggage.
My advice is that you take at least two pairs of leggings and two shirts.
Winter Packing List: Check!
Besides the three items listed, you’ll have to include the basics in your winter packing list. Underwear, jeans, some sweaters and maybe even some accessories.
If at first, it seems like your bag will never close with so much inside, breathe. You got this. Marie Kondo has taught us all that packing doesn’t have to be a nightmare, so follow her method and you’ll be done in no time.
If you’d like to read more articles like this, explore the “Travel” section on my blog!