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Conquer The Cold: The Ultimate Packing List For Your Winter Trip

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Hey bestie, it’s your Internet BFF, Kaylannk here! Let’s talk winter travel. 

Traveling in the winter can be an amazing experience. From the breathtaking landscapes covered in snow to winter festivals; summer has some competition. I love traveling because I love experiencing new things. However, battling the cold can ruin any experience. If you are ready to conquer the cold, I’ve got you covered with the ultimate packing list to prepare you for your winter adventure.



Packing Essentials For A Cozy Winter Trip:

With traveling in the winter, it’s important to be prepared for the cold temperature and harsh weather conditions. 

Cozy Clothes

  • Packable Puffer Jacket: A puffer jacket is non-negotiable. Choose one that’s lightweight, warm, and folds down to save space. 
  • Sweater: A chunky knit sweater is a stylish way to stay warm. 
  • Thermal Turtleneck: A (thin) thermal turtleneck is a great layering base that keeps your body and neck warm. Plus, it can be worn on its own.
  • Thermal Leggings: A pair of thermal leggings are a winter must-have. It will keep your legs warm and comfy under jeans or sweatpants.
  • Long-sleeved T-shirts: Long-sleeved t-shirts are another layering essential that is perfectly thin and will fit great under a sweater.

Warm Accessories

  • Beanie: A cute beanie is essential for keeping your head warm and completing your look. 
  • Scarf: A scarf is a must-have. Choose a chunky knit scarf for extra warmth, or a silky scarf for a more polished look.
  • Waterproof Gloves: A pair of gloves that is both cozy and waterproof is essential for playing in the snow without freezing your fingers. 
  • Wool Socks: A pair of thick wool socks will keep your toes warm and your feet happy.
  • Sunglasses: A pair of sunglasses are not only a statement piece, they also protect your eyes from the Sun.
  • Balaclava: A balaclava covers your head, neck, and ears keeping you toasty in style.
  • Portable Heat Pack: Keep a portable heat pack in your coat pocket to stay warm even on a windy day. 

Essential Footwear

  • Waterproof Boots: A pair of waterproof boots is essential for snowy or rainy weather. Choose a pair that’s comfortable, so you can walk around all day without getting tired.

Winter-proof Skincare

  • Sunscreen: Protect your skin from the Sun’s UV rays.
  • Hydrating Lip Balm and Moisturizer: Use a hydrating lip balm and moisturizer to protect your lips and face from the cold weather.
  • Facial Mist: Pack a facial mist to keep your face hydrated in a cabin with dry air.

 Portable Tech

  • Disposable or Digital Camera: Make every moment last forever with a great camera.
  • Portable Speaker: Use a portable speaker to share your music with your friends.
  • GoPro Action Camera: Capture your winter adventure in detail with a waterproof, shockproof camera that is made to handle the elements.
  • GoPro Mount: Attach your action camera to your backpack, helmet, or ski poles for hands-free filming.
  • Extra Phone Storage: Make sure you have enough storage space on your phone, so you don’t miss capturing any moment.
  • Portable Gimbal: Use a portable gimbal to keep your smartphone shots smooth and stable, even when you’re shivering.
  • Adapter: If you’re traveling internationally, don’t forget to pack a travel adapter.

Pro Packing Tip: Packing cubes help you stay organized and maximize your luggage space by compartmentalizing your items. 

Flight Essentials For A Smooth Ride:

Traveling on a plane can be a little stressful. But it does not take a lot to make any flight (dare I say) enjoyable. Here is what to pack in your personal bag for a smooth flight: 

  • Noise-canceling headphones: Block out any and all travel noise with noise-canceling headphones.
  • Portable charger: A portable charger allows you to stay connected and power up on the go.
  • Entertainment Offline:  Download your favorite movies, shows, and games to watch and play from the plane.
  • Travel Insurance: Give yourself peace of mind with travel insurance that will protect you internationally.
  • Travel-sized toiletries: Pack travel-sized versions of your favorite toiletries to save space in your luggage.
  • Snacks: Pack your favorite snacks to keep you going on long travel days.
  • Reusable water bottle: Stay hydrated and cut down on your water expense with a reusable water bottle.

Remember, with the right preparation, you can conquer your winter adventure.

Written with lots of care, 


Your Internet BFF

P.S. Share your favorite winter travel tips and destinations in the comments below.


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