How to prepare for weather changes when traveling overseas
There’s more to a good trip that just planning flights, tours, and accommodation. Though they are extremely important, that is just the beginning of planning a great trip. Weather is an inevitable factor that could either make or break your trip if you are not prepared. This article can help you figure out what to pack so that you are not caught off guard.
Check the forecast
The first step to a stress-free trip is knowing what weather to expect. Knowing the forecast can guide your choice of clothing and essentials. Never make assumptions about the weather. And, never ever make excuses or blame the weather for ruining your trip, since there are plenty of ways you can know what to expect from nature. From apps to extensions, weather prediction is easily accessible if you’ve done your homework. Always check!
Pack Warm Clothes
Always carry a jacket regardless of the weather in your destination. It is easier to remove layers for hotter destinations, but you can’t add layers if you don’t have any. Deserts can be extremely hot in the day however, the nights are very cold. Airplanes and airports are other places where you could shiver and need warmer clothes. Try finding a jacket that’s both stylish, and keeps you warm. If all else fails, you can use your jacket as an extra pillow on your flight. Make sure you pack clothes for the weather when you’re returning home. You could be visiting a hot country but come back home to a freezing place with shorts and a tank top.
Invest in a Compact Umbrella
A compact umbrella is always a good idea when traveling because it protects you from the elements and is extremely easy to carry. To play safe on any vacation, carry a compact umbrella in your bag.
Protection for Skin and Eye
Make sure you are prepared with protection for your skin and eyes, regardless of hot or cold weather. Keep in mind that when traveling internationally you could be staying in a country with more exposure to UV rays than you are used to. Check and research the UV exposure in the place you are planning to visit so that you can be prepared with the correct SPF. Winters can be dangerous when it comes to UV rays. Since these harmful rays are reflected from surfaces on the ground, snow reflects more UV light from the sun. During winters, it is import to wear sunscreen that’s waterproof so that you do not get hit by rays twice. Invest in a lip balm that has SPF protection. Carry sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun as well.
We hope that you have learned to prepare and plan more on your future trips. Stay safe, and protected in the event of bad weather on your next vacation.