There’s nothing quite like the adventurous rush that comes from a winter getaway!  You’ve been working hard for months, the holiday rush is over, and now you can finally enjoy the magic that is this most chillingly beautiful season with your loved one.  So, what’s the best way to go about planning your winter retreat for two?

Once you’ve agreed on your destination, the key to a smooth and relaxing escape is all in the details.  After all, you don’t want to arrive at your destination only to realize that you’ve forgotten the most essential items that keep your day-to-day life comfortably running.  So, keep things stress-free, and take a look at our practical tips for planning your winter wonderland escape. Here’s what you’re going to want to remember:

Pack Smart

Given that your retreat is supposed to be relaxing and bring you closer together with your chosen travel companion, don’t overthink the packing process.  Keep it simple, and make smart choices. Most of us have a tendency to overpack, yet we always end up wearing only a handful of pieces in our luggage. So, be realistic in your choice of clothing.  As you’re traveling in the middle of winter, you’ll need layers. Dressing in layers also means that you already have outfit options and combinations, so stick to the essentials that you know you’ll wear.  Above all else, pack what you know you’ll be comfortable wearing. As for all other miscellaneous items, again, pack only what you know you and your partner are going to want on-hand during your time away together.

Add Some Fun

Once you’ve narrowed down all of the pieces that are deemed essential, be sure to throw in a little fun!  Are you planning a romantic night out? Throw in that dress you’ve been dying to wear, or that whimsical new tie, a fabulous new necklace you were given over the holidays, or some stylish new shoes.  Sure, these items might not exactly be “essential,” but this is your vacation! 

As you trade in the daily grind for your much-anticipated winter getaway for two, pack wisely for what you know you’ll need to stay happy, healthy, and warm, but don’t overthink things.  After all, you’re meant to vacate your mind for a chance to de-stress and have some fun!

If you’re planning your Milwaukee vacation for two, book your stay at our Kinn Guesthouse.  We’re the perfect boutique retreat in the middle of a vibrant area full of food, drinks, music, and winter fun where you can relax, and let all of your worries fade away!