I swear that every time we go on vacation somewhere, one of us forgets something! For example: when we went to Colorado in December, I literally forgot my snowboarding jacket, goggles, and I brought the wrong gloves! Talk about being forgetful.
So, in honor of it being winter, let’s talk about some things that you need to be sure to pack.
Now, obviously everyone knows that if it’s cold out you should be taking a coat. Well, if you snowboard or ski, there’s a good chance that you have more than one coat. When we went to Colorado, we had our regular winter coats, and then we also had snowboarding jackets. It can be hard to remember the second one! Also, even if it’s not that cold when you leave, be sure to take your coat anyways. There’s always a chance that the weather could change. But, overall, don’t be like me and make sure that you bring your coat!
Going snowboarding, skiing, or maybe even sledding? Be sure to pack your snow pants! There’s nothing fun about going out in your jeans or sweat pants, getting snow all over yourself (or maybe even in your pants), and freezing all day long. Even if you don’t think you’re going to be out in the snow, be sure to take some just in case. You never know when the urge could hit to make some snow angels or have an impromptu snowball fight!
Hats, Gloves, and more!
Always, always, always be sure to pack your hat and gloves! It always sucks when you fall or go to pick up a snow ball and your hands are bright red because they’re so cold. You’re head will thank you for the warmth, as well. Along those lines though, be sure to pack a neck warmer or scarf. Especially if you are going to active in the snow, neck warmers are life savers. They always keep snow from getting down our coats, they keep our necks warm, and the best part is that you just pull them up over your mouth and it keeps your face warm! 🙂
SweatShirts, Sweatpants, and Pajamas!
One of the most important things that I learned was that you can never have too many comfy clothes. We spent most of our time in sweatshirts and pajamas, when we weren’t out snowboarding. Bring some flannel pajamas, or if you are naturally hot when you sleep, pack up some comfy t-shirts to sleep in. Sweatshirts and Sweatpants were the best for morning coffee, and letting the dog out. Although it may be cold where you’re going, sometimes in the mornings the brisk air feels great, even in just a sweatshirt! It’s a nice wake-up and it helps you feel refreshed for the day.
Always triple check to make sure that you’ve packed your phone charger. Seriously, you can’t check enough times. It sucks when you get half way there, and then you realize that you’re phone is dead and you left your charger at home. If you have along drive, you may want to pack a laptop as well. Maybe you’ll want to write or watch a movie.
Some of your basic essentials, that maybe we shouldn’t have to say, but somehow I ALWAYS forget something. Shampoo and Conditioner: whether you’re staying in a hotel or renting from someone, you never want to be stuck using their tiny bottle of shampoo and conditioner. If you’re ever seen me, you know that I have extremely long hair, and those bottles don’t come close to cutting it.
Toothpaste, deodorant, and razors: I can’t tell you how many times I get somewhere and then realize that I don’t have toothpaste. I mean come on, how do we always forget toothpaste?! Be sure to pack this, oh, and your toothbrush! That way you don’t wake up the first morning there and have to go to a store with stinky breath. Deodorant and razors are always essential too, especially if you’re a girl. No one wants to go put on a swimsuit and realize that they have hairy legs.
Face Wash and Lotions: The last things that we will mention are face washes and lotions. You never know if you’re going to be around greasy foods, or if the weather is going to be extremely dry. Just be sure to pack both that way you are all taken care of. 🙂
Obviously there are other things that you will need to pack. These are just some of the things that we tend to forget. We hope that this helps you out, and that you don’t end up like me, in Colorado without a snowboarding jacket, depending on your sister to save you.