Get Ready for Mixed Weather Travel with These Nine Simple Steps

The weather can be sometimes confusing. What looks sunny today can become rainy a few moments later. How much more when we travel and the climates start to act like this. One example of this situation is when your home country is warm and then the destination you’re traveling is cold.

But since you’re here on this article, then you’ve come to the right place. Listed below are nine simple steps on how to get ready for unpredictable weather travel. Let’s take a look at them down below.

Step 1:

  • Choosing the right fabric is the key to keep yourself warm. However, you must choose the right fabric to bring. Don’t pack bulky fabrics is this can only take up much-needed space. Pack something light instead such as an airy dress or a maxi skirt. When it comes to cold climates, opt for light long sleeves that are made from merino wool. This will give maximum warmth compared to bulky and thick sweaters. Keep in mind that quality over quantity is better, so pack light and good quality clothes.

Step 2:

  • Light and airy clothing that dries off easily is ideal for warmer climates. Choose clothing that you can mix and match depending on the weather. For example, you can wear leggings and long sleeve tops under shorts and dresses. This will also come in handy when you’re traveling to conservative areas where showing too much skin is not advisable.

Step 3:

  • Packing for cold weather can be daunting especially if you don’t want to bring heavy luggage with you. There’s a huge difference between staying at home or spending time outdoors during colder climates. Because when you’re traveling, you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors, so bringing clothes that will keep you warm is important. Lightweight clothing is ideal if you don’t want to carry heavy luggage with you. Wear leggings or tights underneath your pants to provide yourself some extra warmth. Still not enough? Add a few extra layers until you feel warm. Also, don’t forget to wear winter essentials too such as gloves, scarves, and a beanie.

Step 4:

  • As we said earlier, packing for multi-season trips can be a bit of a challenge. So it’s important to pack something that coordinates depending on the season. Invest in an interchangeable wardrobe capsule that you can take you from cold to hot with ease.

Step 5:

  • When it comes to packing shoes, just bring one that matches to your clothing and the weather. Overpacking shoes can only add weight to your luggage. If you want to bring boots, Ankle boots are the way to go because they take up less space compared to tall boots.

Step 6:

  • It’s always ideal to check for weather updates before you fly. This gives you a chance to see how many days will you be dealing with multi-seasonal weather during the trip.

Step 7:

  • Can’t seem to figure out how to fit all your things inside your luggage? Use a reliable luggage organizer. When it comes to choosing a suitcase, choose one that’s durable and can withstand whatever weight is put into it. Backpacks are also ideal too if carrying roll-on luggage is not your thing.

Step 8:

  • Travelers tend to bring lots of toiletries that they don’t actually use. So if you want to pack light, follow these five steps to downsize your toiletries for your trip:
  • Opt for combined items: Shampoos or conditioners usually come in 2 or 3-in-1 packages. Body cleansers can also act as a shaving gel, and there are brushes that have a mirror attached on its back for easier convenience.
  • Purchase empty containers: To be used later on for your toiletry needs. Don’t choose one that is “travel sized” because you’ll probably need more than that later on.
  • Bring the basics: Don’t bring too much of your skincare products as you only have to travel for a few days or so. Bring the basics only or just purchase one when you get to your destination.
  • Solid over liquids: Liquid beauty products tend to spill when not being placed correctly, so opt on bringing solid versions of it so it won’t create a mess inside your luggage.
  • Choose the right toiletry bag: Of course, you don’t have to cram all your toiletries inside your luggage. A separate bag is needed to keep them all into one place.

Step 9:

  • Safety should be your top priority when it comes to traveling. Keep your cash and any kinds of important belongings out of sight. Bring a photocopy of your ID and other documents when you’re roaming around at night and leave the real one on your hotel room so it won’t be stolen.

About the author: Virginia J. Waller

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