Traveling in the warm months is easy and fun. You don’t have to pack too many clothes, you can spend lots of time outside, and you get to enjoy the cities you visit in beautiful weather. But is it still worth it to travel in winter, when the plane tickets are more affordable and you usually have more days off work? Our answer is a resounding yes, especially if you follow these tips.
Winter can cause flight delays and traffic issues, so always double-check your flight status and the weather forecast before going to the airport or getting into your car for a road trip. You don’t want to drive into a storm or show up at the airport only to find that your flight was canceled or significantly delayed.
Get Travel Insurance
You should always travel with insurance, but this is especially true during the winter when travel can be a little more dangerous or unpredictable.
Take the Weather Seriously and Pack Appropriately
If you’re from a warm place, you might underestimate how cold it will be at your travel destination. So err on the safe side and pack lots of warm clothes that will keep you snuggly even in the early morning on a cold day.
Adjust Your Plans
Indeed, winter days are shorter and colder, so you should plan to spend more time inside museums and coffee shops than outside hiking or swimming. Make your itinerary accordingly.