Winter is charging in and escaping to a warmer climate is something many of us dream about.
Whether it is an island paradise or just anywhere that you can wear shorts and a singlet, going on holidays to a warmer and brighter location is an option many take.
But one thing many forget is the change in seasons – it is important to make sure you have all the right gear when swapping hemispheres so your family can enjoy the trip and you can have peace of mind knowing they are protected and safe.
Summer clothes and necessities
Although you have planned the trip with the intention of going somewhere warmer, many people still forget they need to pack differently to what they are currently wearing while at home. Pack shorts, singlets, swimmers, towels, sunscreen, hats and anything else you normally need while in the summer sun. However, if it is something you can buy overseas and won’t need on your first day, try to wait as this can reduce the size and weight of your luggage.
Jackets and long pants
Although it may be a lot warmer where you are heading, it is important to pack some clothes for cooler climates. Summer doesn’t always mean it is hot and there is always a chance the temperature might dip, so packing a warmer outfit is ideal. It is also wise to have jackets and jeans or track pants for on the plane as they can get quite cold and once you are back home, you will have to go out into the winter chill again, whether you have the right gear or not.
No matter what the season is, it is important to take allergy medication and any regular medication you need, as well as some pain killers for a wide range of aches and pains. If you have allergies, it is important to pack medication as certain locations may make your allergies go wild. Going somewhere for the summer season can also put a bit of strain on your body when changing climates so drastically so be prepared to get a bit of jet lag and need a little medicinal help.
One of the most important things to take with you on any holiday is travel insurance. Whether you buy cheap travel insurance or put most of your holiday fund into something more expensive, it is essential to get comprehensive cover so you can be sure your family is safe in a medical or financial emergency. Although it may not be a lot of fun, spend a bit of time on this and get a good policy, so your holiday is stress free if the worst were to happen.
Other things you may want to pack are your laptop or smart phone, a camera, any medication and some excess money if something happens. A holiday overseas should be fun and filled with memories and the first step is packing the right luggage, so start planning today and get away from the winter chill sooner!
Travel Tip Shared By Kevin Paul