This week's "Travel Tip" is buy a SCOTTeVEST!
Pickpockets are EVERYWHERE in Europe. You must protect yourself. Rick Steves recommends the money belt, but I think that's one of the rare cases when he's wrong. Of course, he's still right in theory, but a SCOTTeVEST is a far superior product, it's more comfortable to wear, and it's more stylish.
SCOTTeVEST is the expert, so instead of me rambling on, just go learn about it here: https://www.scottevest.com/SFNT.html.
(Lest you think I don't practice what I preach, scroll down to see a photo of me in London wearing my very own SCOTTeVEST!)
In almost all of our travel photos, you'll see me wearing my SCOTTeVEST
or Laura wearing her SCOTTeVEST or both of us wearing our SCOTTeVESTs!
This week's "Travel Tip" could apply anywhere there are variations in the weather (Scotland comes to mind as experiencing all four seasons in one day), and it definitely applies in Bavaria: dress in layers!
You could easily wake up in Munich in the morning and it's chilly, but by midday, it's downright hot outside, only to get cold again in the evening. It's unrealistic to think you'll keep going back to your hotel to change, so dress in layers. This applies even more if you take a day trip to the Zugspitze. We were at the base of the mountain and it was shorts weather. We got to the top and I was shivering! Laura was better prepared and didn't feel the cold as much as I did. The silver lining to this black cloud was that I had an excuse to buy more hot bratwurst and Glühwein! As if I really needed an excuse.
Bonus Tip: Glühwein, for the uninitiated out there, is hot, spiced, red wine that Germans drink when the temperature drops but they still want to be outside, like at their wünderbar Christmas Markets!
Today, we begin a new addition to our library of content, called "Travel Tips." They will be short, but impactful. You will be able to find them both here, in our blog, and in our e-newsletter. If you would like to sign up for our e-newsletter, you can do so by scrolling down to the footer of any of our webpages. For instance, on our Contact page.
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