What to Pack for a Winter Vacation
Vacations are fun, but packing for them isn’t. There’s nothing worse than stressing over what to take before you hop on a plane, train, automobile, or ship. When visiting countries where you’ll need to dress warmly, packing can feel like a torture. How are you supposed to pack light for cold weather travel when you need so many items to keep you toasty?
Following are some packing tips for you to pack light and sound.
Golden rule: Pack Light
The key to packing light for cold weather is layers. You don’t need one massive jacket to keep you warm when you can bring smaller pieces to wear multiple ways.
Think pieces that can all be worn together when cold, but can also be mixed and matched, as well as worn individually- for differing temperatures and weather conditions, as well as different activities.
One massive jacket can only be worn in one condition: when it’s really cold. Any other weather conditions or activities will render it a useless, heavy, and bulky weight.
If you choose your layers well, you’ll have less bulk, more outfit options, and be just as warm.
Plan Before You Pack
As much as you want to bring our cameras, tablets, computers, gaming consoles, portable batteries, and what not, you should restrict the amount of things in your bag to match the type of vacation you’re having and your mode of transportation. Unless you plan to work, do you really need to bring a laptop? If you plan on participating in extreme activities, does it make sense to bring the DSLR? Take some time to plan, and your vacation or work trip could be stress-free before you arrive at the destination.
Check International Voltage and Plug Information
Different parts of the world use different voltages and plug types, so if you’re traveling internationally you will need to bring along an adapter or two. An item that’s certified for use in the U.S. may have a higher or lower voltage requirement than what’s supported, which could blow whatever it is you’re plugging into.
Voltage information can be found in the imprint or label under most battery packs or power supply. American appliances run on 110 volts while Europe and Asia supply 220 to 240 volts of electricity. If your gear is labeled “110-240 V,” consider yourself good to go; newer appliances are made to be dual-voltage, so you won’t need a voltage converter but just a regular travel adapter. If this isn’t the case, get yourself a voltage converter designed for travel, like the Zendure Travel Converter with multiple USB. Some come with surge protection as well.
The travel adapter lets you plug your device into various socket types. (Remember: As mentioned, not all travel adapters support voltage conversion, so make sure it has that function if you need it). Electronics made for use in the U.S. run on either the two flat prongs (Type A) or three prongs, but unless you visit a country that uses the same standard, like Canada or Mexico, neither will fit the outlets in other countries. If you travel in a big group with a lot of gadgets all need juicing nightly, consider bringing a portable outlet as well.
Zendure Passport Global Travel Adapter is an ideal travelling item for international travel.
First it has auto-resetting fuse. Zendure Passport is the World's First Global Travel Adapter with Auto-resetting Fuse. The Auto-resetting fuse (patent pending) allows Passport to recover from overloads without service or replacement.
Second, with Passport, you only need to use one hand to push the country buttons, and slide to extend the power connector directly.
Third, it has four powerful USB ports. Zendure Passport is the smallest international travel adapter with four powerful USB ports (5A/25W max), the highest in the industry.
As a worldwide universal charger, passport travel adapter covers more than 150 countries with USA/UK/EUROPE/AUS/CA/JP plugs, which and be worked in USA, UK, Europe, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Central America, South America, Asia, the Middle East etc...