You have all the duffle bags and suitcases out of storage and the final hours of work are officially over! Wahoo! All that you need to do is pack up your clothes so that you can get right on your way to a well-deserved vacation. And make sure the kids are on top of that too (are they ever?).
First off, we need to know where we’re going. Warm and tropical? We’ve got a list for that. Cold and blustery? We have that too. Let’s take a look at the types of things we need to pack for a solid winter vacation.
Welcome back to winter! You’re a big fan of mountains and ski towns full of good food, fun little shops and all sorts of snowy recreation. You want to get packed without overdoing it this time since you plan on bringing back some gifts for your friends.
For the adults you’ll need:
What the kids will need is similar, just smaller:
You might have a few additions to this list but generally you can rely on these as being the core to get you through those casual winter days. If the trip calls for a more formal outfit, you can combine a turtleneck with a cashmere sweater. If you need to be more formal than that, you’ll want to set aside something that fits the bill, but these are all great options to get you through that wintertime trip.
It’s unbelievable that there are people who live in the summer year-round, but hey you’re about to dip your toe (literally) to see how those waters feel. Paradise is only a couple flights away and that’s a relief. After all, we’re diving right back into winter like we didn’t just do it. Take a look at the calendar and let all those winter woes disappear: it’s island time now.
Here’s what the adults ought to bring along:
As for the kids:
It’s surprising how much more difficult it is to pack for the summery weather. That’s when our bags are bursting the most because we can’t believe that we have to leave our winter coat at home and those boots and all the other little things that change our world. Try to plan outfits. You might just be at the beach the whole time and all you really need is a swimsuit and a towel. Better to pack it than to not, but only if it fits of course.