5 winter weather travel tips and tricks
Winter can be a harsh time for travelers: braving the whipping winds; sloshing through wet snow and frost; navigating slippery slopes and surfaces. Everybody who has ever had to go on a trip under these conditions will know of the trials and tribulations the weather can have during your journeys.
That is exactly why this list of tips and tricks was created. We help you navigate the (not so) winter wonderland to help you enjoy your vacation
Under An Umbrella
Since snow is basically just a clumped up pile of frozen water droplets you’d actually be using an umbrella correctly in the winter season. Having a nice, wide umbrella over your head can really do wonders for you, your clothes and everything else on you when a flurry of snow begins to fall a little too heavily for your tastes. Try to get a sturdy, foldable model so you can take it with you without the hassle.
Keep It Unwrapped
The TSA can be a little hands-on when it comes to checking your items for any dangerous materials. If you’re carrying presents you’ve been wrapping with the utmost care, prepare to kiss all that effort goodbye as packages are thoroughly checked when you pass through security. Opt to leave everything unwrapped and take the ribbon and paper with you instead so you can work your wrapping magic on it right after you land.
Socks vs. Snow
Don’t want your socks getting soggy when traversing a vast, snowy expanse? Just slip on a thin sandwich bag on top of them and you’ll feel confident enough to step almost anywhere. Now your toes will feel extra cozy without having to worry about a chilly, wet feeling creeping up unexpectedly.
Even with the seasonal change, there are certain things you should look out for when it comes to traveling under wintry conditions. If you’re worried your skin will become chapped and dry under the frosty conditions, put on some moisturizer and keep your fingers inside some cozy cotton gloves. Keep your skin protected from the UV rays in winter by always covering the parts of your body that are exposed with some effective suntan lotion. If you’re feeling a little gloomy, take a short walk in the natural light to improve your mood.
Warming Up Inside
Invest in an electric blanket if you plan on just sticking to bed or the couch for the day. Most electric blankets use very little energy and are great comforts when the house feels a little too cold for your tastes. Invest in or ask for thick curtains too since they often help to keep the heat from escaping the window area. You can line your curtains with fleece blankets or even shower curtains if no thick ones are available. If you can spare a few extra curtains, hang some over your doors too.
Feeling a little warmer at the thought of these winter hacks? Try them out and enjoy a cozier and hassle-free journey even when the snow begins to fall.
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