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.
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.
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.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
As one of the more traveled islands in the South Pacific with an increasingly gay-friendly community and culture of its own, Tahiti is an easy option for your next getaway. You may already know all about the island’s beauty and attractions, but there are a couple specific destinations worth a visit.
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