Planning winter vacations: what to remember to avoid spoiling your rest
You must admit that it's not very pleasant to pack for a vacation in a hurry. Running from corner to corner, looking for things and remembering what you need to pack. Such a fuss rarely ends well. Usually, when you get there, you realize that you forgot something. And for some reason, this little thing always turns out to be the most necessary.
Therefore, to minimize such situations, you need to make lists and travel plans in advance. We'll tell you what to consider now.
Peculiarities of packing in winter
When preparing for a trip in the cold season, you need to take into account more nuances. Choose your clothes more carefully, pack your bags correctly, and don't forget about winter accessories that will come in handy on the road.
Yes, it's harder to pack in winter, but that doesn't mean it's better to give up on the trip and stay home.
The hardest part is putting together voluminous outfits. But there is one effective life hack. You need to roll everything up, from turtlenecks to jeans. It will fit more! But don't get carried away, take only what you need.
Where to start packing?
The first thing you need to take care of is your sleeping gear. Just put them on top so that they are always at hand. These clothes should be comfortable and convenient.
What should I take for the night? Be sure to pack knitted socks, a nice sweater, and insulated leggings. It's better to take off your pants because it's not very pleasant to sleep in them. If you are traveling by bus, it is advisable to bring a light blanket. It's cool at night in the transport, so it will come in handy.
Do not forget about a thermos. Of course, you can buy a hot drink in any shop or coffee shop. But it's better to have your teacup with you at all times. In addition, it cools down quickly in a plastic cup, so you may not feel the full warmth.
Pack appliances that suffer from cold weather in bags and wrap them in a layer of clothing. This will help protect the batteries of the devices from hypothermia and prevent the equipment from getting wet if it starts snowing. It is also advisable to buy a backpack cover so that nothing will happen to your belongings or gadgets. They will be reliably protected.
What outfits should I take for walking?
Of course, you should have several pairs of gloves and a spare hat. Your hands and head should always be warm. Also, pack a raincoat in your bag. It protects not only from rain but also from wet snow.
We recommend that you take a closer look at thermal underwear. It will keep you warm even on the coldest day. And if you get sweaty, this thermal set will dry quickly.
An important point! Do not take anything unnecessary, it is even more difficult to carry luggage in winter. What can we say about uncomfortable outerwear, which does not allow you to be fast and agile even without suitcases?
Winter first aid kit
Yes, it's a little different from the summer one. During this period, you don't need to take insect bite sprays (unless you're flying to a warm destination). But you will have to put in cold teas, cough and sore throat pills, nasal drops, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory pills.
Of course, take into account the peculiarities of your body and do not forget about chronic diseases, if any. For example, if you feel sick when traveling by bus, take special anti-nausea medications. Or if you suffer from gastritis, which gets worse from time to time, take heartburn sticks with you to be on the safe side.
Choose themed entertainment
What better time to enjoy snowfall, holiday fairs, and theatrical performances than in winter? There's plenty of fun to be had during the cold season, the key is to plan your program.
It doesn't matter if you're traveling in Ukraine or abroad - in both cases, you should have a clearly defined route. Of course, you can change it later if you wish.
By the way, before making a list of locations, be sure to look at the posters of the city you're going to.
And don't forget to take care of your accommodation and book tickets for the right dates in advance. Remember, the sooner you do this, the fewer unpleasant surprises you'll get. After all, there are plenty of people who want to travel in winter.
To-do list for the day
As soon as you arrive, take notes and write down where you plan to go during the day and evening. Keep in mind the weather conditions. By the way, even if the weather forecasters don't predict severe frosts, stop by local coffee shops to warm up.
If visiting cafes is not part of your cultural program, go back to your hotel for a while. Because even a positive temperature can play a cruel joke on you.
Make plans for walks, write down lists of necessary things, and think through your every step. After all, your entire vacation will depend on such small and insignificant, at first glance, details!
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