Five Traveling Essentials For Winter Destinations

October 17, 2021

Whether you are traveling for work or just on vacation in the snow, packing accordingly can be a hard task. Maybe you are not completely sure what are the right things to take along when you visit places that are generally chilly in temperature. 

Here are five essentials you must take with you when you travel to a winter destination:

The Right Outerwear

The first thing you need is to cover all the basics. You will need to wear warm clothes to protect yourself from the low temperatures. Make sure to pack according to the length of your stay. To create more space, remember to pack articles that can be worn multiple times. 

For a checklist on our outerwear, remember to pack jumpers, puffer jacket, scarves, and beanies as some fashionable essentials. You can also add a trench coat or a warm jacket along with warm socks and gloves you might need on higher altitudes.

Go Thermal

Just wearing a big jacket might not cut it if you are visiting especially cold parts of the world. Packing along thermal wear that can keep your body heat in check is a must. There are several options available that you can pick from.

Keep in mind that because you are traveling, you would want to make the most out of limited space. Thus, it is good to pack thermals that are made of slim materials but can still manage to keep your body warm. 

Additionally, you can pack leg warmers or earmuffs if you know it is going to be windy at the destination of your choosing.

Do Not Forget The Skincare

Something people often forget is that colder temperatures are often very dry as well. Due to the lack of humidity in the air, your skin might become dry. This causes dry patches, itchiness, irritation, and redness.

To protect yourself from the effects of harsh weather, carrying a gentle but soothing moisturizer and an SPF50+ sunscreen are essential packing. You can also carry with you lip balms and other necessary toiletries to ensure that your skin remains hydrated. 

A Medical Box

Accidents can always happen, so it is better to be prepared than not. Especially in higher altitudes, it may be difficult to get professional help instantly. Therefore, it is wise to carry first aid materials with you. 

Some things you can keep in a checklist are antibiotics, cold relief medication,  painkillers, biodegradable bandages, crepe bandages, cotton, antiseptic creams, and motion sickness medication. 

Essential Miscellaneous Items

To ensure you have a good experience, packing some extra essentials is also important. This is so that you will not have to worry about needing them and not having them. You do not have to carry entire stoves, but certain items are easier to carry than others. 

Some of these items include things like a power bank to ensure your devices can run even when charging points are not easily accessible. Moreover, carrying a weather-proof water bottle is also essential to carry hot liquids for long periods.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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