Packing for Bad Weather

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


packing for bad weather


Sometimes bad weather can literally rain (or snow) on your travel plans. That doesn't have to be a bummer though and you don't need to hide in your hotel room all day. I even quite like a rainy or snowy day while visiting a new place because I'm always looking for an excuse to duck into a cozy cafe or visit a museum.

It rains and/or snows a lot in Lithuania, so I've gotten pretty good at packing for stormy weather. Here's what I've figured out so far...
  • Always bring an umbrella
  • Buy a light, hooded rain jacket that folds easily
  • Wear comfortable short rain boots that are easy to pack
  • Invest in sturdy warm snow boots
  • Always wear a scarf! Perfect for chilly planes, buses, or trains and for warming up from bad weather.
  • Sunblock - you can get sunburned even on cloudy and rainy days - I've done it before
  • A hat keeps the rain or sun off of your face



packing guide for rainy weather


packing for snowy weather

I'm linking up with Treasure Tromp for TreatYoSelfThursday.

What are your tips for packing for bad weather? What do you like to do on a rainy or snowy day?

12 comments:

  1. Bad weather is so much harder to pack for than sunny weather. It just takes more space in your bag when packing for cold or rainy. www.eatallovertheworld.weebly.com

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    1. If possible, I try to wear the bad weather shoes (since they are the largest thing) when traveling. Small rain boots and smaller snow boots really do help.

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    1. Thank you! I bought them right when we decided to move to Lithuania. Best decision ever.

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  3. My husband and I have such bad luck when it comes to travel! We've been drizzled on in Las Vegas, and had torrential rain in Malaga and Granada. We always pack umbrellas now, but if we're flying low cost airlines with stingy luggage allowances (yes, Ryanair, I'm looking at you) we often have to leave the heavy boots at home and just pack extra socks.

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    1. Extra socks are always good. Nothing worse than wet feet! You should look into a short pair of rain boots. They don't take up a ton of space!

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  4. Love this post! So true! I'm starting to invest in lots of those :) And I have to say that I LOVE your rain boots, so cute!

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    1. Thank you! They are from the shoe store Danija, which maybe is only in Lithuania? It rains a ton in Scotland. What other rainy day things would you recommend?

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  5. Skinny jeans are a must. We arrived in Venice when I was wearing bootlegs with Timberland boots and I got drenched up to my thighs. I wished I'd packed my skinnies and a pair of knee high boots (flats, of course!)

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    1. So true with the skinny jeans! I usually wear them so I never thought to include them in the list. It is so terrible when you are wearing wide pants that get wet!

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  6. Great post!
    I can't seem to comfortably pull off a scarf - I have a short neck! :(

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    1. Thank you. Maybe a thin or narrow scarf? Some of the scars are made to be like blankets!

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