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Questions tagged [winter]

The coldest season of the year in most regions on Earth, between autumn and spring.

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California (and Nevada, Arizona) in March and April [on hold]

We'll be going to L.A. end of march for three to four weeks. The first two weeks we'll be staying in L.A. (visiting, free accommodation) but we also want to explore around for one to two weeks ...
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Salt Lake City driving in winter

I plan to visit Salt Lake City this winter for a few weeks starting at Christmas. I'm renting a car and I was wondering if I should be aware of any specific regulations and issues while driving in ...
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Where was this picture taken (screensaver on LG Oled TV)?

Can someone please tell me where this picture was taken?
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Road conditions for Guwahati to Tawang in November

I am planning to travel to Tawang via Guwahati in November by road [by taking a cab]. But while googling I found conflicting info on road conditions in November, and some are advising against going ...
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How to handle Traction Law Alert when driving I-70 through Colorado mountains in a rented AWD?

Today I attempted to get to Idaho Springs, CO from the West in a rented AWD vehicle about 10pm. It was snowing, and my dashboard was showing 23F outside. As I was approaching Vail I saw a number of ...
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What to wear to board the plane if destination's weather differ significantly?

I recently flew through a wide latitude difference in winter, and it turned out to be a difficult experience. I was flying from a temperate region (19°C / 66°F) to a much colder place (-21°C / -6°F). ...
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How to visit Colorado mountains during the winter without driving through unsafe road conditions to get to the transit service?

I will be taking a winter road trip and as part of that road trip, I'd like to see the mountains of Colorado. I've seen them in the fall, but would love to experience them in Winter. The car I will ...
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What is the recommended route from Salt Lake to PHX in winter weather?

There is snow in the forecast and I was scheduled to drive from SLC to PHX on Saturday, but now I may have to leave today. What is the recommended route in these conditions?
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Shoes to wear for December trip to Europe [closed]

I will be in travelling to Europe in December around new year and expecting temperatures in the range of -10 to 5 degree centigrade along with Rain. So i am looking for some water proof shoes which ...
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Is it safe to drive in the Baltic countries during winter? [duplicate]

I am planning to drive from Kaunas to Riga between Christmas and New Years Eve. I would like to know how the road conditions usually are in this time of the year? Especially on the smaller roads. And ...
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Experiencing Scotland in the Winters [closed]

We are a group of 4 adults travelling from India to experience for ourselves the fabled beauty of Scotland! We plan to travel either at the end of November, around Thanksgiving, or at the end of ...
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Is Niagara Falls accessible in mid-November?

From reading some useful answers on this site and following links helpfully provided, it appears that Niagara Falls all but shut down after the first week in November. I did see that they are not ...
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Activities during the winter in Dubrovnik [closed]

I am planning my honeymoon in mid-February. We thought that Dubrovnik would be a good idea because it's a pretty place, it should not be overly crowded around the time, the carnival would be fun, and ...
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Where to buy winter clothes in Rome , Italy? [closed]

There are good places to shop winter clothes in Rome? It will probably be at winter season (January). Good, I means, good quality with good price (fair price).
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Cycling in Berlin during winter [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Berlin next winter with a friend. We'll be staying two months and are thinking about using bikes as our main way of getting around the city. Does it snow way too much for this ...
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When travelling to Europe from India where should I buy my winter gear?

I am travelling to Germany, Poland and Spain in February this year, from India. It's going to be pretty chilly there and obviously I want to stay warm. I'm not sure where to get my winter gear. I am ...
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Are hand/insole warmers readily available in the airport/local markets in Amsterdam and Trondheim?

I have traveled to South Korea before and these hand/insole warmer packets could be bought at a cheap price in convenience stores and markets. I was wondering if it would be the same in Amsterdam and ...
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In January, for potential weather delays, what is a safe layover time at ORD?

I am currently evaluating catching an international flight from ORD (Chicago) at 6:40 pm on January 12th. It seems to be lowest fare. I live in Seattle, so I would need to fly from Seattle to ORD. ...
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Process for booking an AWD/4WD car online

I am trying to rent an all-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive (AWD or 4WD) car. However, none of the sites I normally use to look for cars (AutoSlash, Kayak, CarRentals, directly at a few rental companies' ...
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Is it sensible to go around Iceland in winter in a single week (Saturday to Saturday)? [closed]

After asking questions and reading some answers I'm starting to wonder. Am I being a fool or just scaring myself?
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How hard Is it to drive in winter at night in Iceland?

We're Spanish drivers, used to nice sunny roads, I expect it would be difficult but doable, but I would like to ask for some things you have to be extra careful which we may not be aware of.
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Is it windy and snowy in West Europe during end year? [closed]

I would like to know whether is it windy on night and morning and snowy in West Europe during Christmas and New Year? Especially for these countries and cities: Paris, Belgium, Amsterdam, ...
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Is the port in Vladivostok ice-free all year round?

Is it possible to sail into Vladivostok all year round? One source in Wikipedia about Vladivostok says: The port is ice-free all year round Another source in Wikipedia says: The locality of ...
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Outdoor clothing and shoes brands that people wear in Iceland [closed]

I was wondering, maybe for future purposes of visiting, what kind of outdoor clothing and shoes brands do people wear in Iceland, with focus on Reykjavik, during the whole year, but especially during ...
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How is winter time in Busan, South Korea? [duplicate]

I will travel around early January. I want to know from someone who has been there around this time if it's extremely cold?
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Is winter of Bangkok very cold?

Is it true that Bangkok can be very cold in winter? If so,when would it be very cold and how cold can it be?
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Cheapest destination for a white Christmas starting from Sydney?

What is the cheapest destination for a white Christmas, starting from Sydney? To narrow this down: we should be reasonably assured of snow on or around Christmas (say 90% chance) it should be in a ...
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What trousers/pants do women wear in Baltic cities in winter?

How do women keep their legs warm in Baltic cities? My first instinct is to wear long johns or leggings under ski trousers but is this acceptable if you wanted to go to a restaurant or bar? Does ...
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Travelling to Kiruna, Sweden from Dubai, clothing during extreme cold climate

We stay in Dubai. Four of us are planning to travel to north Sweden this February end to see the northern lights. We would be facing a temperature of -25 to -30 degree Celsius. We are worried on where ...
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Salt Lake City to Denver winter

We are moving this week from SLC to Denver driving a budget truck and car. Looking for routes with the least chance of snow and with the shortest possible of those routes. Any thoughts?
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Around Lund in winter: will two italians survive? [closed]

We are an Italian couple and we are planning to go to Lund for the 1st of the year. We go visiting some friends and then we will stay some additional days in order to visit nice places around. I know ...
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Road conditions in Latvia and Lithuania in Winter

I am planning to drive from Vilnius to Riga between Christmas and New Years Eve. I would like to know how the road conditions usually are in this time of the year? Especially on the smaller roads. ...
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Quebec Carnival - Dressing for the weather

I'm planning a trip to Québec City during Carnival and I've heard mixed reports on how to dress. Many internet sources/people I know say that I'll need $1000+ worth of the heaviest winter gear ...
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Travelling around Iceland in mid November

I am a great chess fan and this November the European Team Championship is taking place in Reykjavik. I've been wanting to visit Iceland for a while and this seems like quite a good opportunity to me. ...
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Iceland in March [closed]

I want to go to Iceland during my spring break next year, but there isn't a lot of information on what trails are open for a multi-day hike. What is the best way (and how much am I looking at) for ...
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Road conditions on Eastern USA/Canada roads in Winter

I am thinking of driving between Montreal and Boston this winter. I have no idea what the weather will be like, so I prefer to keep options for this trip. I read these two existing questions on this ...
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Protecting ears from cold [closed]

I have friends traveling to Western Europe during winter (they come from a warm country), and they wonder how do people actually protect their ears from cold when walking outside (if they do it at all)...
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Am I allowed in the gas station shop without buying anything when waiting for my bus, in Canada?

In Canada (and probably other countries like the US), in some towns (usually too small to have a bus station), intercity buses stop at gas stations or convenience stores close to a highway. I was ...
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Do I have to carry snow chains in Europe?

I will drive from Germany to Bulgaria through Austria, Hungary and Serbia. I will drive mainly on highways and I don't expect to need snow chains as the roads are usually in good conditions. Am I ...
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Winter trekking in High Tatra, what about accommodation?

We're going to go for a hike to High Tatras in January. Should I be prepared for snow slides/avalanches in winter (and carry tools like shovel, emitter, ...)? Are there any huts or shelters where we ...
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From Italy to Austria during winter, by car

In the first week of January, my family are going to travel from Milan (Italy) to Innsbruck (Austria), then to Munich (Germany) and finally back to Milan (maybe via Switzerland). All the hotels are ...
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What to do in Grand Canyon during Christmas to New Year's?

My friends and I are planning a trip to Grand Canyon from 29 December to 2nd Jan. We won't go camping outside as we haven't got permit. We are thinking of camping in Mather and might go around small ...
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How can we find out where there will be snow in Europe in December?

We are looking to go on holiday this December and we want to go somewhere were there is guaranteed snow. We want to avoid the obvious areas, such as the Alps, but I am really struggling to find out ...
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Is a leather jacket + layers good enough for an European winter? (Back packing)

In a question a bit related to Winter apparel for Europe (November-December), would a leather jacket (thinner lamb jacket) be okay for traveling Spain/France/Italy during November/December? I also ...
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Driving in the winter (Dec-Jan) from Ohio to California

Before Thanksgiving I am planning to drive from California to Ohio using Route 70 through Denver, for the sights. But I am returning back to California in January 2015 and was wondering if Route 80 ...
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A European city to visit during the end of December [closed]

I planned to visit Vienna at this time of the year but searching the internet, most of people do not recommend traveling to central Europe at this time since it is too cold and showery. The following ...
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Travel to Scotland over Christmas & New Years: are hiking & outdoor activities right out?

I'm trying to plan a trip to Scotland & I don't want to wait >6 months for a number of reasons. It looks like there are a lot of winter festivals all over Scotland, and what I'm reading about ...
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Access to Selfoss and Dettifoss in winter season

According to the Road Condition site of the Icelandic government, roads 862 and 864 that are the closest to Selfoss and Dettifoss are "impassable" right now. This condition has been maintained for ...
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How to dry clothes while travelling in winter?

When you are travelling and you stay less than 2 days in the same place, specially in winter time when there are not a lot of sun hours or even rains outside, it's really difficult to dry clothes. ...
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Is possible to camp in a tent in Iceland in April?

I've seen that most camping sites are closed in April, but some are open. I'm wondering if this is because the lack of tourists or because the weather is too bad (snow, wind, etc) to camp in winter. ...