With winter upon us, I wanted to share some tips I have for packing light, even to cold destinations! When temperatures reach freezing and below, thicker clothes and larger (closed-toe) shoes are needed. Following a few simple tips, listed below, you can still get away with just a carry-on for a week or longer trip!
1) Since a winter coat doesn't count as one of your carry-ons, make sure to wear it, versus stuffing it into your bag. Also, fill the pockets with your hat, gloves, scarves, etc.
2) With winter shoes taking up a lot more room than summer flip-flops, use the extra space inside the shoe. For example, put your socks inside the shoes. Same goes for shampoo, conditioner, etc.
3) I always wear multiple layers onto the plane - leaving more room in my bag, but also allowing me to remove layers if the cabin temperature changes. Also, wear your largest shoes (or boots), to save room in your carry-on.
4) Space saver bags, as shown below, do wonders!
Enjoy your winter adventures, and stay warm!