As temperatures drop and sugar highs soar, it’s time to buckle down and get ready to burn some seriously-earned PTO. Chances are, some of your travel plans include seeing family to celebrate various holidays. Whether you’re headed for your folks’ place in upstate New York or a dreamy cabin getaway in the Smokies, packing smart is a necessity. It’s crucial to consider keeping warm (obviously), but just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean you’re suddenly allowed to be a slob. After all, everyone is a local on their own Instagram feed; make sure yours stays golden.

Among all the cheer, the holidays can get stressful—don’t let packing be an added burden. To ease things up for you, we've broken down a list of vital items to pack for this season’s travel. And, trust, you’ll be thankful you listened to us when you’re all cozy wrapped in soft wool in your piny-smelling Airbnb in the middle of winter.