Essential Things to Pack for Winter Travel

A winter holiday appears like the ideal getaway until you understand that you’ll be faced with not only cold temperatures and breezy winds but, in some cases, challenging weather conditions like heavy snowfall and rain too! Winters vary in different regions of the earth. While some winters give friendly, chilly weather, few are more challenging and are distant from being a winter wonderland.

That’s why it’s essential to be well equipped when you’re gone on your desired winter holidays. But don’t worry about the details; we can support you out with that. Dismiss all fears and doubts with this list of essential things to pack for winter travel!

MEDICINE

All kinds of diseases may ambush you through your winter holidays, so be sure to get ready for them!

A common concern is regular coughing fits caused by the harsh, dry air. An OTC cough syrup will possibly help you in the situation. Whip them out whenever you want some relief for disturbed throats and coughing!

DOWN JACKET

Your first line of defense versus the howling winds and biting cold should be a regular down jacket. Down jackets are excellent insulators and guards you facing the severe winter winds. When traveling to an area that snows a lot, grab a down jacket that is waterproof to prevent yourself from getting soaked.

It would be best if you also go for a jacket with a detachable hood. A hood lined with an insulating material like synthetic wool or faux fur will be even better to help in defending your head from the cold.

THERMALS

In harsh winter situations where temperatures fall way below 0, you’ll need to have a set of thermal underwear (usually called long johns). Long johns catch and utilize your own heat as protection facing the wintertime freeze. These will maintain you snug and warm and act as an excellent extra layer of heat maintenance if your down jacket solely isn’t performing the job completely. Opt for woolen ones when going to sub-zero colds, as those work most useful.

SCARVES

Scarves are often ignored, but they are essential in winter weather! The body loses heat and gets colder when there are regions of exposed skin. A scarf will be helpful to help maintain the body’s natural heat by preserving the neck. Cashmere is the most suitable material for scarves if you’re looking to stay warm.

BEANIE

While a jacket hood gives some layer of protection to the head from severe winter conditions, it doesn’t always work, particularly in extreme temperatures. For added protection, another winter travel essential is an excellent heat-retaining beanie. Do I need that, you ask? Well, try to remember the last time you fell sick from the weather. Didn’t you “feel it in your head” first before the sickness expanded to the rest of your body?

Keeping the head warm is essential in guaranteeing that other parts of the body stay warm. Therefore, to make sure that your winter vacations aren’t cut short, pack a good beanie made of wool or fleece that suits snugly to protect warmth. Beanies also play an important role in protecting your ears from the cold, so it’s a handy item!

Salvador, Brazil Travel Guide

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Salvador has the energy and unembellished beauty that only a few cities can match. This city was once the spectacular capital of the New World colony of Portugal, but today the pulsating heart of the Afro-Brazilian community of the country. Its brightly-hued centre is a living museum of golden-laden churches and seventeenth- and eighteenth-century architecture. Here are the top must-see attractions in Salvador, Brazil. 

Igreja NS do Bonfim

According to one of my well-travelled bar owner who gives out custom made custom made drink chips, the popular eighteenth-century church, located some kilometers just north of Comerica is the source of the colored ribbons (fitas) that is seen everywhere in Salvador, a symbol of Bahia and a church souvenir. In the Room of Miracles (Sala dos Milagres), devotees leave ex-votos, letters, and photos.  

Pelourinho

Pelourinho is Cidade Alta’s centerpiece; this UNESCO World Heritage site features magnificent churches and colonial buildings. Wander through the cobblestone streets to gaze up at the oldest architecture in the city. Cultural centers as well as schools of capoeira, dance, and music pack these seventeenth- and eighteenth-century buildings. Thanks to UNESCO funding, this place has undergone significant restoration work. Admittedly, the Pelourinho has in this process lost most of its character, but it is an understatement to say that it’s now better and safer. 

Museu Nautico da Bahia

The superb nautical museum contains relics and exhibits from the days of seafaring and displays on the slave trade. Also, it offers excellent views on the surroundings. All information in this museum is offered in both English and Portuguese. 

Largo do Pelourinho

This picture-perfect square was once the whipping post site – one of many close-by locations where many slaves were punished and exposed. In 1835, when slavery was abolished, this neighborhood soon fell into absolute disrepair. Major renovation efforts were initiated in the 1990s to preserve the colonial houses and churches of the cobblestone square. The square is today the heart of this historic center. 

Museu Afro-Brasileiro

Home to one of the most important collections in Bahia, this museum exhibits pottery, baskets, wood carvings, and other crafts and artwork linking African and Brazilian artistic conditions. The highlight of the Museu Afro-Brasileiro is a room filled with magnificent carved wooden panels illustrating orishas (spirits popular in Afro-Brazilian spirituality) by Carybe, who is the most renowned twentieth-century fine artist in Salvador. 

Mercado Modelo

The original nineteenth-century Customs House, where slaves were first housed once they arrived in the country was destroyed partly in 1986 in a fire. After restoration, this place was transformed into a market. The Mercado Modelo is a nice spot to pick up trinkets, and some cafes offer a seating area with spectacular views of the bay.