Winter at Tantora

What to Pack for Unpredictable Climates

by Allie Moore

Nov 1, 2017

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Tips / Travel

Packing a suitcase for a tropical climate is typically as easy as tossing in a few swimsuits and flip flops, while packing for a ski trip usually involves heavy sweaters, jackets and handfuls of long socks. But what if your vacation destination is a mixture of climates, or you’re traveling during a shoulder season when temperatures can vary as much as flight prices? Here are a few suggestions for what to pack when traveling to unpredictable climates.


This comes as no surprise as packing and wearing layers will ensure you’ll be able to make yourself comfortable in all types of temperatures. For days spent touring through cities or towns, consider a pair of light pants, a short-sleeved shirt and a light jacket or sweater. Toss in a scarf in case the wind decides to pick up.

Rain Gear

Unpredictable climates don’t discriminate against nasty weather. When an unexpected rainstorm hits, make sure you’re prepared with a decent raincoat or poncho, plus a small, collapsible umbrella. While a pair of rain boots may not be realistic, take the material of your shoes into consideration when packing footwear. Make sure you have at least one pair of weather-proof shoes.

Wardrobe Staples

It can be tempting to pack statement pieces from your wardrobe to step out in style while traveling abroad, but if you’re heading for uncertain temperatures, sticking to the basics is your best bet. T-shirts, leggings, jeans and a comfortable pair of walking shoes help you keep it simple and eliminate bulky luggage.

Under $100 / North America
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Under $100: Chicago, Winter Edition

Try breakfast with a cup of your favorite caffeinated beverage at Cupitol Coffee & Eatery. The stylish and comfortable space includes both tables and couches. The menu features a wide range of coffees and teas. Breakfast options include healthy but filling menu items like a sweet potato bowl (along with brown rice, kale, vegan coconut curry and a poached egg) and avocado wrap (scrambled eggs, guacamole, queso and pico in a wheat tortilla). You’ll spend less than $20 on breakfast, even if you splurge.

Work and Play in Italy

ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.

Products / Technology
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HQ App

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BYO Activities

One way to enjoy a new activity or jazz up an old favorite? Bringing your own! Pick out your favorite cans or bottles and pack a variety of adult beverages for your group to enjoy on your next outing.

ATL Skypointe

Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.

Under $100 / Europe
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Under $100: Guimarães, Portugal

The medieval city of Guimarães touts itself as the birthplace of Portugal, where early settlers marked their territory and where countless battles for land were won. Located just a few hours north of Porto and easily accessible by train or car, the charming village of Guimarães is an ideal daytrip from the city.