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Southern Travel Tips for Those Who Love the Cold

There are two types of winter travelers: Those who are trying to escape the cold and go somewhere warm and those who hate the heat and would prefer to vacation somewhere cold.

Traveling south for the winter might just be the best of both worlds.

Contrary to popular belief, Southern states can get extremely cold in the winter—with some states seeing snow and freezing temperatures.

If you’re looking to escape the brutal, blistering cold common during the winter in northern states but still want to enjoy the season in a winter wonderland, a trip to the South this winter might be right up your alley.

There’s so much to see in the South during winter. You’ll be blown away by the mesmerizing landscapes, covered bridges and country roads. The sights are so captivating they’re attracting travelers from countries like Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

This is no surprise for people in Tampa, in particular, as gaming ads from Norway are bombarding the city due to a high Norwegian population. Some of the best Norwegian mobile casinos are actually based in the U.S. as well, operating overseas and catering to different client bases. This is mostly due to relatively relaxed tax situations in the country compared to their home country.

No matter what your ideal entertainment plan is, the South can offer you anything in order to make you feel relaxed and renewed. Here are some tips to help you to enjoy your winter travels through the American South.

Traveling South in Cold Weather

Make sure you bring winter clothes, even if your hometown is colder than where you’re headed.

Be sure to pack some jeans, long-sleeved shirts and a windbreaker. It might even be a good idea to bring a heavy coat and some gloves if you aren’t used to the cold.

Pay attention to the weather and try to pack light when you head to your destination.

Where To Go and What To Do

Several Southern towns turn into snowy wonderlands during the winter. Cities like Asheville, North Carolina, can get a lot of snow and offer beer lovers the time of their lives, thanks to its many breweries. If you want to escape the bitter cold and experience one of the most unique cultural hubs in the U.S., check out Austin, Texas. And if you’re traveling in February, you should come down to New Orleans, Louisiana. This Louisiana city’s annual Mardi Gras celebration is unlike anything else in the world.

If you think you can’t enjoy some exciting winter sports in the South, you’re wrong. States like North Carolina and Virginia are the perfect places to ski or snowboard.

For those just looking to gain a deeper appreciation of nature, you can’t do any better than Blowing Rock, North Carolina, which has been cited as one of the prettiest winter towns in America.

No matter what state you visit, taking a vacation down South this winter is sure to be a blast. Just be sure to pack appropriately, try new things outside of your comfort zone and warm up by the fire with a hot toddy when necessary.

The Unreliable Memoi
Artist Kathryn Kelle