The Essential Packing List for a Winter Getaway

By Kelly Sheldrick
When it comes to winter getaways, many are heading to sunbathed beaches. However, some real travelers are heading to cooler places seeking winter adventures. Touristic winter destinations provide comfortable accommodations and tons of winter activities for everyone like skiing, sleigh ride, or dog-sledding excursions.

 However, when you are heading to a winter destination, packing becomes a form of art! To help you pack like a pro here is a list of some essential items to pack for your winter getaway.

 A coat is probably your most important key piece. Make sure you pack a waterproof coat or a jacket, which is slightly too big so you can wear layers underneath. A longer coat is also a good idea.

 Thermals are a must! Pack a base layer that you can wear under any of your outfits – this will ensure you stay toasty warm in whatever outfit you choose to wear. The thermal layer should be at least one pair of thermal leggings and one long sleeved thermal top. I also wear my thermals as pajamas when traveling.

 Don’t bother with the sneakers; boots are the better choice for winter getaways. Make sure you pick a pair of boots that are comfortable, waterproof and you can wear with almost everything.

 Warm accessories are great. They usually pack up small, provide extra warm and is a great way to change up your outfit. You should pack at least one warm hat (preferably one that covers your ears), a pair of warm and waterproof gloves, a scarf or two and long socks or thick stockings (these can double up as a base layer to keep you extra warm).

 Don’t forget the basics. You will always need underwear and toiletries no matter the season. Opt for good warm socks, such as merino wool socks, over ankle or pop socks. Cold weather can affect your skin and make it dry, so make sure you pop in some good body lotion (perhaps for dry skin) and a chapstick to protect your lips.

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Kelly (@CycleTrekkers) is an Aussie living in Canada. She has just finished cycling 7000km coast to coast across Canada. This is the first leg of her world cycle tour. She has a passion for travelling and has visited over 65 countries. When she isn’t travelling or cycling, you’ll find her practicing yoga, running or indulging in some delicious food.

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Originally posted 2016-11-23 10:41:18.

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