The snow has melted. The birds have returned from visiting their grandparents in Florida. The world is suddenly looking greener, warmer and more welcoming. Spring is here. Just in time for your student tour!
Luckily for you we’re here to help! Here’s what Jumpstreet recommends:
First of all, don’t step one foot on that motorcoach without the following!
- All pertinent travel documents
- Legal identification
- Travel money (if travelling abroad we recommend exchanging funds at your bank beforehand)
Spring tends to offer a mixed bag of weather. The temperature will vary considerably over the course of the day, sometimes by as much as 10-15 degrees. The conditions can vary too, from sunny skies at breakfast to raining cats and dogs at dinner. So the three keys to comfortable spring educational tours are:
- Access to warm clothing
- Access to waterproof/dry clothing
- One water-resistant day bag (preferably a backpack) to carry your warm/waterproof clothing when unneeded
A note on wool: The problem with wool is that it doesn’t breathe, so when you’re on your bike tour during your Montreal school trip, or dancing up a storm at the cabane à sucre during your high school trip to Quebec, you’re going to sweat. A lot. And like any liquid, sweat cools. If the temperature drops, or it starts to rain, you could find yourself outside in a layer of wet, cold wool. Shivering yet? We recommend fleece and synthetics for active pursuits.
Just as important: Do your feet a favour before embarking on that walking tour during your New York City student trip and bring comfortable shoes! Running shoes are best. We also suggest bringing a pair of nice/clean shoes for that ‘special occasion’ activity on your itinerary, like the dance cruise on your Quebec City school trip.
Be sure to check out our full spring packing list before you hit the road.