Whether we like it or not, the winter season brings plenty of travel. Reuniting with our loved ones is always a time to cherish, and the moments (and food) shared is what makes the holidays so special. Traveling in the winter, however, is different than other times of the year. The snow storms and unbearable cold weather can put dents in your travel plans. This is why on the blog today we are sharing with you the winter travel tips that our editors swear by. We hope that, after reading these tips, you’ll feel better equipped to take on whatever this season may throw at you.
01. Layering & Warm Clothes
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To start off, the winter season can be bitterly cold. If you’re not a big fan of the winter weather then layering clothes will be your best friend. Layering doesn’t have to mean just wearing your pajamas, however. You can style up your outfits with turtlenecks, sweaters, a statement scarf, and coats. This way, you can look sleek and fab while still being cozy and warm.
02. Choose a Morning Flight
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Traveling during the holiday season may seem like everyone’s nightmare. However, if you plan strategically, traveling doesn’t have to be so scary. With unpredictable winter storms, canceled and delayed flights may be a big problem for you. By choosing a morning flight, you normally are ahead of the curve. Meaning, most flights that are canceled are later in the day due to furthered communication and crowds by that time of day. Therefore, the chances of you having a canceled morning flight is very minimal.
03. Wear Reflective Gear
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We all are aware that it becomes dark at a brisk 4:30 p.m. now. The darkness may be unappealing to some, especially for those of us who enjoy to workout at night. If you like to take an evening stroll make sure to grab a friend, and some reflective gear before you head out. Reflective gear doesn’t have to be bold. It can actually even be stylish. When you are out in the afternoons, and it starts getting dark, reflective gear will help you be spotted by drivers and other people.
04. Invest in Snow Boots
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A good pair of snow boots is everything. Whether you’re hiking, sledding, snowboarding, or just playing in the snow, investing in a high-quality boot is a necessity. When searching for which boots to buy, make sure that they are durable, giving your ankle plenty of support, and protecting your feet from the cold and wet snow.
05. Follow Your Airline & Airport On Social Media
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Just as we said earlier, canceled flights are a common scenario during this time of year. If you find yourself in this predicament, the best thing to do is follow your airline and airport on social media. Typically, Twitter is the best source. You can find great information regarding flight and weather updates that may effect your travel plans.
06. Don’t Drive In Winter Storms
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This last tip may seem obvious but if you find yourself in a winter storm, don’t drive! Save yourself the headache and stay home if the weather is bad. Always check the weather in the morning and decide if it’s safe to make the trip. If you’re hesitant, it’s better to be on the safe side and stay home!
Ready to start traveling? If so, we hope that our winter travel tips are helpful in your adventures this season. No matter what comes your way you’ll be better equipped to take this season by storm, literally!