Five Packing Tips for the Heat When You Live Where It’s Cold

When you live “Up North” and travel south for during the winter, it can be a little challenging to know what to pack. At this time of year, Florida’s overnight temperatures can dip down into the high 30s, and afternoons can have a high of the upper 60s. (Don’t judge! That’s cold to us!)
If you’re typically used to wearing sweaters and dressing in layers, you might think you need to pack your usual winter wear if it gets cold. And while it does get cold here, it’s not “winter in Michigan” cold. At the same time, you might think you can get by with just shorts and t-shirts because it’s always warm. You’ll end up buying an overpriced sweatshirt just to keep your body temperature at survival levels.
Many first-time snowbirds don’t know what to pack and either bring too much or not enough stuff for their first trip south.
Here are five packing tips to help you northerners spend a week or two in a southern climate.
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