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What to Pack for a Cold Weather Trip

What to Pack for a Cold Weather Trip

The Traveling Professor runs a couple of cold weather tours:

Here are some special items we pack specifically for cold weather tours:  

Crampons:  Also known as ice cleats, all you need to do is put these on over boots/shoes and it prevents slipping on icy surfaces.   These are the ones The Professor likes because they are a good value, and are easy to get on:

TWO Pairs of Shoes:  Of course you need a rugged pair of shoes/boots for tramping around in the snow.  But when you get back to the hotel, slip into something more comfortable like these Skechers for men or for women

Lined Pants:  Boy are these nice while walking around in colder temperatures.   We really like the Eddie Bauer lined pants for men and Eddie Bauer lined pants for women. 

Thin Thermal Gloves:  The Professor likes them cheap, warm, and thin.  This is the pair you want to get:

Bathing Suit:  What?  Yes, if you are going to Iceland and to the Blue Lagoon, you need a bathing suit!  But who wants to drag a wet bathing suit around in their suitcase?  Also, if you are staying at a nice hotel with a pool or sauna, the winter makes it extra special.  That's why The Professor buys this inexpensive bathing suit and just leaves it behind. 

Travel Moisturizer:  It's cold and your skin is going to get dry.  Get this travel-size moisturizer

Rain Gear:  If it's not snowy, it will be rainy in the winter.   Linda likes this stylish yellow jacket (it comes in other colors too) for rainy weather.  

Join The Professor on a small group tour.  We do go to places where it is warm too!




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