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Travel Tips For Your First Winter Holiday

For those looking for a great way to start the year, a trip somewhere cold and snowy is most likely in order. Packing for a winter holiday oftentimes poses this challenge: we want to pack warm while keeping the options lightweight and wearable. For us in the tropics, a winter getaway in the early months of the year might be a surprise. But know that in most European countries and even in China or  Korea, Winter is still on full swing!
So for most of us travelling from a tropical country to a colder one, a guide of to-dos will be useful on what to pack for travel. Below is a quick list of items to check off of your list before you head out for your icy getaway.

Pack Warm

It goes without saying that you need thicker or warmer pieces to survive colder temperatures. But aside from puffy jackets and faux fur coats, do not forget to pack the little essentials to keep you warm all throughout your trip. Before zipping your luggage for check in, throw in cozy (wool) socks, scarves, gloves, and thermal tops and bottoms for good measure. Pro tip: wear your thickest coat to the airport so it won’t eat up space in your bag!

Pack in Layers

A simple travel hack advised by frequent travellers is to pack in layers and roll. Instead of dumping all things in your bag, maximize space by folding your clothes into the smallest layers to take the least space!

Wear Winter Specialized Shoes

Don’t forget to wear shoes designed for tough winter conditions as your regular mesh or knitted trainers will leave you frozen. Keep warm and safe onslippery , icy terrain  and extremely low temperatures. Lined with advanced shoe insulation, Merrell’s mid-cut winter boot offers Vibram grippy outsoles and fully sealed waterproof protection.
Try the Coldpack Ice+ Mid Polar Waterproof and the Thermo Freeze Mid Waterproof!

ColdpackIce+ Mid Polar Waterproof

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Here's what makes the Coldpack Ice+ great on ice: M Select™ WARM is a lightweight, low bulk insulation that keeps feet warm and snug. This soft feature is thin and durable, making the shoe surprisingly light and easy to wear for longer periods of time. The Coldpack Ice+ also sports premium nubuck leather and mesh upper for durability. On the outside, its outfitted with the Vibram® Arctic Grip™ outsole, which provides unparalleled traction on ice even in the most extreme winter conditions, keeping you safe from slipping!

Thermo Freeze Mid Waterproof

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Conquer snow and ice with unparalleled traction from the trusty Thermo Freeze Mid Waterproof boots. Thanks to its Vibram® Arctic Grip, this breathable, waterproof, and insulated shoe is becoming a go-to pair to keep toes toasty without overheating. This shoe is also designed with the M Select™ WARM technology and the Vibram® Arctic Grip™ on the outsole. It also sports the Kinetic Fit™ Base removable contoured insole for flexible support for when you’re having fun in your snowy destination.

Bring intensive skincare

Chilling winds may cause your skin to break and your lips to crack! Regularly moisturize and hydrate, bring a lotion and lip balm to steer clear of chapped skin during your winter trip.

This list sums up the travel essentials you need to prepare for to fully enjoy your vacation. Keep your trip safe and stylish with trusted ice footwear from Merrell!
Winter boots and more are available online at and Merrell stores at Glorietta 3, TriNoma, SM North EDSA Annex, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Mall, SM Southmall, SM Dasmarinas, Marquee Mall, Harbor Point, SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, SM Iloilo, SM City Davao, SM Lanang, Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall Davao, LimKetKai Mall, and Centrio Mall, select specialty & department stores.

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