With the festive season in full swing, it is a perfect moment for you and your same-sex significant other to pack your bags and head for some quality time away from home. Still, before you go, you will have to prepare for the trip in terms of vehicle check-ups and luggage. Though we cannot help you with the former, we can provide you with a few useful tips as to what to pack for a perfect vacation in the lap of Winter Wonderland. If you want to make sure you do not leave behind some valuable gear, glance through the checklist to tick off everything you will need for an idyllic winter holiday.
The down jacket
In the middle of nowhere- and a freezing cold nowhere, what’s more – you will need a smart down jacket to keep you warm. On top of keeping you warm and safe from gusts of strong wind, a trendy down will allow you to communicate your personal style to the rest of the world, so make sure your jacket is as fashionable as it can get. After all, if your first line of defense against the cold weather can be up on the same page as the latest trends and your personal style, you should go for it as the investment will definitely be worth the extra cash.
A carbon wallet
There is no better place to keep your cards than a fashionable carbon wallet. In addition to minimizing the need for space, a trendy carbon wallet will also ward off the snow and keep your cards safely stored. For a neat bonus, your stylish accessory will show to the world that you are on trend, and it will also allow you to bring all the cards you need inside the tiniest of pockets, which is a major plus since the risk of losing your minimalist wallet out in the snow will be negligible.
Scarves and hats
Warm scarves and beanie hats are a must-have for a holiday in the middle of snow and ice. Out there in the snow, your body will be losing heat and your skin will need adequate protection from the elements, which is why scarves and hats are a must even with the warmest of down jackets. For an additional bonus, toting a stylish beanie and scarf will also add interest to your winter getup and allow you to stand out in the crowd, which is another reason not to forget some woolen accessories when packing for your frosty adventure.
Another must-have for a perfect gay winter vacation, a pair of waterproof boots will make sure your feet are always dry and warm as you conquer cold terrain. Even if you do not have extensive packing space, you still should not forget to take the steps to weatherproof your feet as this part of your body will need all the heat it can get out there on the snow. Unless you pack the right boots for your winter holiday, you might end up with a bad case of cold or flu, which is why you should take footwear seriously if you are to venture out into unchartered snowy territory.
Out there in the snow, your face and lips will be exposed to the elements as much as they are when you are enjoying your summer trips, which is why it would be a good idea to pack lipbalm and sunscreen. While the lipbalm will help prevent your lips from getting chapped in the freezing wind, a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF will make sure your skin does not get burnt by the sun out there in the snow. On top of that, the sun shines brighter against the snow, which is why a pair of sunglasses should also find its way into your luggage.
Are you ready for your winter gaycation? Be sure to bring along a trendy down jacket, extra socks and warm boots, and do not forget your carbon wallet, lipbalm, sunglasses, and sunscreen. All packed? Your perfect winter trip should be all covered then. Bon voyage, and have fun!
Peter Minkoff is a gay travel and lifestyle writer. Besides writing, he worked as a travel journalist for many publications in Australia and the UK. Follow Peter on Facebook and Twitter for more tips.
Peter Minkoff ist ein schwuler Reise- und Lifestyle-Autor. Er arbeitete als Reisejournalist für viele Publikationen in Australien und Großbritannien. Folge Peter auf Facebook und Twitter für weitere Tipps.