It may not seem obvious, but, depending on where you travel during the winter season, you may need to make a few amendments to your typical toiletries packing list. In light of cold, dry weather, here are a few items to remember to pack when heading out for a winter vacation.
Because the air is cooler, it’s easy to think the sun won’t have as harsh of an effect on your skin in the winter. But, after a day of skiing down mountains with the wind and sun silently assaulting your face, you’ll want to treat wind- and sunburn with a cool layer of moisturizing lotion. Choose one with sun protection factor to protect your skin the next time you go out in the winter sun.
Packing moisturizing oils such as argan, jojoba or tea-tree will help revive dry skin by giving it the moisture it so desperately craves after spending time in the dry winter air. Both women and men can benefit from applying a few drops of oil to itchy or sensitive, just-shaved skin. Oils, which can also be used to keep hair soft and shiny, are travel-friendly as many bottles are already small.
Also a super moisturizer, petroleum jelly can serve a variety of functions for thirsty skin. Dab some on your lips when you run out of balm, or use a dollop to prevent and/or treat cracked heels, knees, elbows and other joints.
Keep eyes and nasal passages nice and moist by adding a few drops of saline solution daily. Helping these mucous membrane retain their natural moisture may also help ward off bact
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.
Barcelona’s insane popularity and large influx of visitors as of late may have some travelers steering away from the Mediterranean coastal city, but just outside the overpopulated center of the city, known as Ciutat Vella, are quieter neighborhoods that offer more of a local feel and don’t come with exorbitant tourist prices. El Poble-Sec is one such area that rests between the towering Montjuic park and the Old Town, making it a nice escape but still close enough to access the sights.
In food capitals like New York City, foodie crazes seem to rise and set as quickly as the sun, but one trend that has endured for awhile now is the city’s penchant for regional Chinese cuisine, and the East Village is home to some of the city’s top spots for sampling your way through several of these regions.
Some places appear better to visit in the winter. For example, anywhere known for winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, will be less visited in the summer because those same people are going to spend their time at the beach or another destination. However, visiting these destinations during the off-seasons can show a side of the city or town that can’t be seen under piles of snow. It’s worth checking out a couple of these favorite winter destinations.