Bring on the Sun
on the sun, take off your thick clothes and wear your best
t-shirt, shorts, or swimsuites to our talc-powder white
sand beaches under the warm heat of the sun in the Philippines.
How i wish i could bring worthy experience family vacation
to our country. My heart is with those who are in cold area
when i read the article of Joanna Gerber, who is a professional
photographer, alpine skiing enthusiast and editor of comprehensive
guide to Ontario winter travel, resorts and family oriented
activities in Ontario, Canada. Let me quote her article
about "Dressing right for winter fun."
First thing you need to do before you get ready, is to check the weather forecast. Do not just assume that since it is nice and sunny, it will stay that way. Or that it is nice where you are going, even if it is just a short distance away. Remember, Canadian winters are quite unpredictable, and the weather conditions change often without warning. You know what weather to expect.
Now you need to look at your planed activity. If your outing will include the vigorous downhill skiing on the double diamond trails, you will probably be much warmer then someone sitting in the horse drawn sleigh.
Dressing your Children right for the Weather
The clothing types and styles you choose for your children,
will, of course be different from the once you buy for yourself.
The reasons are quite simple. Children, no matter what age
they are, have a tendency to get quite wet when playing
outside in the snow. There is so much to do. The sledding,
sliding, snow ball fights, igloo building, snow castle building,
and the snow angels in the fresh, white, powdery stuff.
Of course they get wet! What did you expect?
Avoid the ones made with rubber lining, when kids play in
the snow, the moisture gets inside and stays there, having
no way to escape. Even if you put them in the dryer, most
likely they will stay wet inside, they will just smell different...
and believe me, you don't want that. Other important piece
of kids winter attire is a hat. It is well known that body
loses most of it's heat through the head That's why newborn
babies get those tiny, little hats to protect them form
selection of scarves, neck-warmers and hat-scarf combination
is so great and versatile, there is no reason not to have
them and use them.
Adults will appreciate the fact that new winter sports clothing
is light weight, waterproof, warmly insulated, and breathable.
The top end designer lines offer quality titanium fabric
coating on their outerwear. Some suggestions for dressing
the right way for the outdoors would include dressing like
an onion... (not to confuse it with Shrek philosophy) we
are talking here about the onion layers. You should opt
for 3-4 layers.
This layer will keep the cold out and warm in, simply by trapping air between the fibers. So that war sweater u got for Christmas will come in handy right here. The insulating layer should be loose enough to allow the air to circulate, but not so thick and loose to be bulky and restrict your movements. The best fabric choices here, would be wool and fleece that has the ability to spread the moisture and allow the fabric to dry faster.
It is synthetic, soft, light weight and very comfortable.
Make sure that your insulating layer is not made of cotton.
Cotton absorbs moisture and hold it in. So if you do choose
to wear cotton while having active fun in the winter wonderland,
you may be, well... left out in the cold. For very cold
temperatures, make sure that you wear two insulating layers
to keep you warm and dry.
The more comfortable you are, the better you will fill and
the longer you will be able to enjoy your winter outing.
It is also important to protect your eyes on the snow. The
beauty of the sun swept, glistening snow, may be breathtaking,
but it's brightness may harm your vision. Wear good quality
reflective sunglasses. Before you go outside, make sure
that your eyes get used to the brightness slowly.