Winter Travel Planner

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In our Winter Travel Planner, boomers who enjoy bit of cold weather fun, will find the resources, products and tips to enjoy a winter trip.

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Winter Travel Planner for Boomers

Sleigh ride at The Resort at Paws Up

Although spring and summer are the most popular seasons to travel, don’t overlook travel in the wintertime. You don’t have to be a downhill skier to have fun. Enjoy sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or a winter photography trip to capture snow-covered landscapes.

If you’re planning a cold-weather adventure, use our travel planning guide and travel resources below to help make your next wintertime travel an amazing experience!

National Geographic features some great options for Winter Travel Destinations for 2015.

Eurail Blog outlines the pros and cons for wintertime travel.

Pinterest has some great ideas for winter travel packing tips.

Don’t miss My Itchy Travel Feet’s own recommendations for Cold Weather Gear that packs light.

Travel and Leisure offers some incredible ideas for winter travel destinations.

And for some cold weather road travel, don’t miss Alan’s tips for making a do it yourself winter driving kit.

Winter Adventure Trip Books, Guides and Videos

Winter Wise: Survival in Ice and Snow

Winter Wise: Travel and Survival in Ice and Snow explains some of the best tips for not only surviving extreme weather trips, but also enjoying them.

The Winter Camping Handbook

The Winter Camping Handbook is a great guide for those looking to rough it a bit in the wintertime wilderness.

Cold Weather Gear for Winter Travel

Patagonia capilene crew shirt
Start your winter gear packing with a Patagonia Capilene crew shirt and Merino blend base layer pants by Paradox.

Merino blend base layer pants by ParadoxSierra Designs Women’s Hurricane Pant add an extra layer of comfort for those chilly winter hikes.

Columbia Fleece Jacket cold weather gear that packs light

A Columbia Fleece Jacket and a waterproof Double Diamond Ladies Soft Shell Jacket are really useful for any type of cold-weather travel.

You won’t have any fun if your feet or hands are wet and freezing. For hands, start with a pair of Glove Liners and Thinsulate Insulated Touchscreen Gloves.

The same layering applies to your feet. Begin with Sock Liners followed by Merino Wool Hiker Socks. Wear hiking shoes with a pair of gaiters to protect legs from getting wet. This eliminates the need to pack snow boots—remember, we’re gearing up for a casual day in the snow, not a heavy duty skiing excursion.

Double Layer Neck Warmer cold weather gear that packs light

fleece neck warmer is such a handy piece of winter gear. Of course every winter adventurer also needs a warm knit hat and earmuffs.

And be sure to tuck several packages of adhesive body warmers into your carryon. They come in varieties for hands, toes, feet and more. It’s your insurance against extra cold weather!

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