Proper packing - don't forget where you are heading :)

The spring of 2015, we took a transatlantic voyage, then on to the Norway and Fjords. Even though it was April/May I had to recalibrate my packing habits; most of the time we head to warmer climate. Valuable lesson learned, monitor destinations' weather and look at the historical weather information. Also, pack clothes that can be layered. 

Anyone have experience with not packing properly?

8 Answers

I have no *knock on wood* I will generally pack a shawl or cover up and some sort of capris or pants as well as sneakers. I keep myself covered for the most part.

My brain was on Canada and New England, so I did not pack enough "hot" clothes for Ensenada Mexico and Catalina Island. Amazing since I had the kitchen sink in my luggage....

I will usually do weather checks for the areas I'm traveling. Plus, I also have a jacket or sweater...I get cold very easily. Anything under 70 degrees. Seriously.

I pack for the local weather. I also pack for the ships' interiors, which I find to be cool/cold.

Yes, I do. We were going on a river cruise from Amsterdam. I packed clothes for cool weather. Checking the weather report before we left, they all called for exceptionally warm weather. So I unpacked all my cooler weather clothing and repacked with warm weather clothing. Boy were the reports wrong. It was in the 50s when we arrived and stayed that way for the whole cruise. Luckily I had kept a few sweaters and long sleeved shirts which I wore the whole time. Yes, check the weather reports but plan for sudden changes. You never know what can change overnight. Now I always include clothing for all types of weather.

Excellent point, cruznjan! I feel the same way.

We definitely check the weather forecast at every port we will be visiting before we start packing. But don’t forget, the hot tub is the same temperature in Alaska and the Caribbean!Big Smile



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