Before any trip I’ve done so far, I’ve always asked myself myriads of questions about what to take with me and how to dress. Here’s what I learned:
1.) Prepare for the worst
A mistake I’ve made far to often is thinking: “Naah, it won’t be sooo could. I’ll be okay.” But after a freezing January night spent in a hostelroom with no heating I’ll never think so again. A friend of mine even wore her skiing pants to sleep that night 😉
When I’m travelling to colder regions, I always go for layers, as the buildings are heated crazy in some places and in others not at all. So if you want to prevent sweating & freezing afterwards I’d suggest a long, sleeveless top, a T-Shirt, a Zip-Sweater and a windproof jacket.
3.) Never leave without…
…a SCARF! The best ones are those which you can use as a blanket on over-climated airplanes, busses or trains or as a pillow on overnight journeys.
4.) Travel Shoes
I know, wearing cute black ballerinas or high heels might look lovely on pictures, but your feet will kill you for that vanity. I have a pair of “Made-in-Austria” high-quality leather sneakers for any trip I go to. Leather is perfect, as it adjusts to your feet perfectly, but it takes a while to do so, so never go travelling with a newly-bought pair.
5.) Must-have for long hair
When travelling, your hair is exposed to wind, to humid air, or dry-heated hair, so if you don´t take a brush with you, your long hair won´t stay the way it was when leaving your hotel/hostel. Personally, I always have a better feeling with my hair freshly brushed, and therefore I always keep my comb with me.
I hope this advice helped you a little with your packing, if YOU got any certain dressing/styling tips for travelling, please let me know in the comments below 🙂