The key is to determine what you really need. So, here, we provide a list of essential items to pack like a pro when planning a trip to cooler climates.
If you have to carry your bags for many days, however, it is best to keep your baggage as compact as possible.
Bring extra underwear and innerwear
Even though you may be traveling to some place cold, you probably do not want to be weighed down with many clothes. You want to be warm, but you don’t want layers of clothes to make you look plump. The key is to wear thin yet warm underwear and innerwear. So bring extra pieces.
Although you could wash them to reduce the amount of luggage, it’s possible that they might not dry well and that you won’t be able to use them when they are needed in cold areas.
Bring a windbreaker instead of a raincoat
As outerwear, a windbreaker is recommended in addition to an overcoat. It can be used as a rain coat in light rain and, most importantly, it takes up very little space, making it an excellent piece for travel.
However, if you are going to an area where it is likely to rain heavily, bring a raincoat. There are fashionable raincoats out there including trench coats and ones with colorful designs that can make rainy days more enjoyable.
Fashionable accessories that can add to your look
You should also pack items such as a scarf, gloves, earmuffs, and a knit hat. These items not only provide protection against the cold but also accentuate your style. A point to consider when choosing these items is that their colors or designs should match the color of your overcoat or boots, as they will be used when you are outside.
Candy & gum to prevent colds
During trips to colder climates, there is a higher possibility of catching colds due to low temperatures and fatigue. Always have some candy or gum handy because sucking on candy and chewing gum produce saliva, which can prevent your throat from becoming dry. This is a key to preventing colds since viruses prefer dry environments.
Obtaining cold weather gear at a destination that you are not familiar with is a lot of work. Packing these items in advance will help prevent problems and allow you to relax and enjoy your trip.