Packing for a Winter Sun Getaway
Winter is on its way and this means a few things. It means that the temperatures are going to drop, that the days are going to get shorter and that we’re going to start facing some more harsh weather conditions.
It’s not all too surprising that many of us are looking for ways to get some winter sun. There are plenty of places that you can jet off to at this time of year to enjoy some rays, rest and relaxation. But it’s also important that you pack properly to ensure that you get the most from your trip and have the most enjoyable time possible.
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Autumn in the Alps. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France. – photo by Tom Podmore
Here are a few tips to make sure that you have everything you need tucked away in your suitcase or carry-on.
3 Quick Travel Tips – Packing for a Winter Sun Getaway
Packing for a Winter Sun Getaway Tip #1
Of course, if you’re heading to a sunny destination, you should make sure to pack plenty of sunscreen. There are countless brands available and you can get different sun protection factors based on your individual needs. You can also generally choose from creams, oils and sprays for different application methods or textures.
Usually, the higher the SPF, the better. If you are travelling with children, or are planning spending more time in the water, you should make sure to get water resistant sunscreen too. To protect your eyes, make sure that your sunglasses are UV protectant and that you also use a hat to cover your head.
São Rafael, Albufeira, Portugal – photo by Winged Jedi
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Packing for a Winter Sun Getaway Tip #2
Take some time to look into whether mosquitos are common in the place that you’re visiting. If there’s a risk of malaria, you may have to take a course of anti malarial tablets, which your doctor will be able to prescribe you when you book an appointment for your travel vaccinations and other travel health information.
If there’s no risk of malaria, but mosquitos are still present, make sure to pack mosquito repellents and cream for mosquito bites. If you want further protection, there are mosquito nets that you can purchase to cover your bed while you sleep.
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Sunset at Pico de las Nieves, Gran Canaria, Spain – photo by Daniele Franchi
Packing for a Winter Sun Getaway Tip #3
The Right Clothes
Sure, we might be wrapping up warm at home now that the weather is on the decline, but you need to make sure that you pack the right clothes for the climate you’re planning on spending time in. Do some research and make sure you have a good idea of what the temperature, humidity and weather is like in your chosen destination at this time of year.
You should also make sure that you pack for the activities you’re planning on doing. If you’re simply going to be lounging by the pool and letting your hair down, plenty of sandals and flip flops will probably suffice. However, if you’re going to be engaging in activities like trekking or hiking, you will need to add in extras like hiking boots.
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There really are lots of factors to take into consideration when it comes to packing for a winter sun getaway. From how long your holiday will last, to whether your destination is urban or rural. And if you’re travelling with small children, organisation is key – so be sure to click into the recommended articles featured above. Happy sunny travels!
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