How to Pack for a Winter Trip Like a Pro!

Traveling during the winter months is a lot of fun. It has many benefits. Usually, because there are fewer holidaymakers around, you get a better choice of accommodation. It is really nice to visit somewhere when it is quieter. Everyone is more relaxed. The locals have more time for you and, often, you get to see a whole new side of the place you are visiting.



A Few Packing Tips: How to Pack for a Winter Trip



But, if you do want to travel during the winter months, you need to prepare a pack a bit more. To help you to do that here are a few winter travel tips. A nice dress is necessary! If you decide to travel to Europe during the colder months, you will have plenty of opportunities to dress up and enjoy a special event.


For example, the Vienna Ball Season takes place between January and March. So, when you travel in the colder months there is a fair chance you will be able to attend a special party or another type of celebration. If you do plan to do so, buy yourself a nice dress. If you click here you will be taken to a page full or beautiful party dresses that would be perfect for packing. Just be sure to pick one that is made from a material that can withstand being folded up and packed away in a case without looking too rumpled.



Pack the right underwear


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In all likelihood, most days, it is going to be cold. At least for part of the day, so it is wise to dress in layers. Start with your underwear. Pack pants rather than thongs, vest tops, tights and thick socks to keep you warm. Shapewear will keep you warmer as well as ensure that you look your absolute best in your special dress or outfit. In a lot of places, extra special events are held in the winter, especially in very touristy places.



The right coat



Regardless of where you go, if it is going to be cold, you need a good coat. It is important to pick one that will keep you warm, but there are other considerations. Bear in mind that, in all likelihood, you are going to have to wear it while you are traveling. So, you need to make sure that it is not too heavy or bulky. If you take it off you want to be able to fold it up and put it under your plane seat. It should not be too light either. You need a coat that can stand up to the wear and tear of travel and will not show up every mark.


The chances are you are going to get caught in the rain every now and again. So, you need to choose a coat that is at least showerproof and will keep the worst of the wind off. If you want to support the breast cancer awareness campaign “wear it pink”, why not buy a pink hat and scarf to brighten up your look. It takes place throughout October, but there is no reason you should not continue to wear your pink knitwear set for the rest of the winter.


I already mentioned that dressing in layers keeps you warmer. It will also help you to adapt to changeable weather conditions. When deciding which clothes to pack, bear this in mind.



The right boots and shoes



It is especially important to pack the right footwear. You need to be able to keep your feet dry as well as warm and comfortable. If your shoes, trainers or boots are not already waterproof use this simple and easy method to sort that issue out. Just take the time to treat a small patch that is not easily visible first to make sure you are happy with the way your footwear will look after treatment.



Where to go?



OK, now that you know how to pack for a winter break, all you need to do is to choose somewhere to go. Just click here for some inspiration. Compare the lowest prices to your dream destination right now on my all new Travel Now Page. Just choose where you want to go then select all the major travel sites and watch them compare for the lowest price online! Travel does not have to be expensive! You just have to do it like a pro! Good thing you’ve got a travel pro bestie!

About Nia McKenna

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Nia is an Associate Editor at The Fairytale Traveler and self diagnosed travel junkie. Having traveled to 5 of the 7 continents, her love of good food and culture is a force to be reckoned with. When she isn't off adventuring with her husband, which she writes about on her blog CircaWanderlust, she can be found with a good cup of tea cuddling her pups and taking pictures of her food. She loves black and white movies and could listen to Elvis on repeat.

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