Now that the weather is finally starting to improve, most people are looking into using up some of their vacation days and going on a nice road trip. It’s the perfect opportunity to shake off that winter boredom and get out of the rut, so if you feel like you’re in need of some rest and relaxation, now’s the time to pack your bags! Speaking of packing, do you know what you should bring? Fortunately, we’re here to help out with the ideas! Spring weather can be a little confusing, but with the right tips, you’ll be fully ready to hit the road. Eager for some advice? Then read on.
Waterproof outwear is a must
Spring is known as the moodiest of all seasons, and while the days might be sunny and warm, the evening are bound to be chilly. It’s also bound to rain at some point, so don’t bother with thin fashionable coats—rely on a windbreaker jacket that will keep you protected from inclement weather. Keep track of the forecast by downloading an app for your phone, and that way you’ll be ready for whatever conditions come your way.
Another good way to stay warm is to go for layers over bulky items. Instead of a huge, thick sweater that takes up 30% of your suitcase, pack long-sleeved shirts, cardigans, undershirts, and other thin garments that can be layered on top of each other. This will look a lot more fashionable than misshapen sweaters, and it will also make it easier to adjust to the weather outside. You don’t want to be in a thick woolen pullover when the sun hits the sky because you’ll just end up sweating profusely. It’s good to have the option of peeling away a layer in case you’re feeling warm, and putting it back on in the evening.
Don’t forget your moisturizer
Windy conditions of spring aren’t great for our skin, and you need to bring your best moisturizer to avoid looking like a dried prune. Invest in quality moisturizing skincare that will keep your face soft and nourished, and make sure to also bring sunscreen—now that the sun is showing up again, we need to start upping our SPF gradually. Also bring a nice cleanser to wash away the dirt and sweat from the road.
While facial cosmetics usually comes in smaller packaging that’s good for travel, bigger things like shampoos and body washes come in big bottles. To avoid overstuffing your toiletry bag, simply buy some travel-sized bottles and pour your favorite bath gel and shampoo in them to save some space. The same goes for makeup, if you use it, and also hand creams and body lotions.
Pack versatile accessories
Sunglasses are a great thing to have when traveling because your tired eyes could use some protection after a long journey, and also, they simply look cool. A good hat can protect you from the cold and make you look stylish at the same time, but the best, most versatile accessory is probably a good scarf. It looks good with any outfit, and it can also be folded and used instead of a pillow on the plane, or thrown over your shoulder in the evening to protect you from chilly weather. Ladies can also pack their favorite earrings and bracelets, while gentlemen can bring a stylish watch to complement their attire.
Jeans over trousers
Jeans are the best travel garment because they’re stretchy, they’re easy to style with practically anything, and most importantly, they don’t wrinkle. No matter what you do, they’ll always fit around your body perfectly and you don’t have to pay any special attention to their maintenance. Having said that, other non-wrinkly materials are also welcome! Also, you can bring a mini steamer to smooth out your fabrics if you’re really set on bringing something delicate.
Roll up your garments
Here’s a little packing tip—don’t fold, roll. While it won’t exactly save you space, it will make sure you use it to its maximum capacity. The only real way to save space is compression sacks, and you can invest in them if you plan to bring a lot of things but don’t want to carry a huge amount of luggage.
Are you all packed and ready to go? With these tips, you can prepare accordingly and then simply hit the road and enjoy your vacation.