The Women’s March in Washington DC, January 21, is likely to be a historic gathering. It’s also likely to be crowded, fraught with public transit challenges, and cold. Very cold. Marchers will be coming from all over the world to join voices in support of women’s rights and gender equality for all people. Some of them will be people from warmer places who may not be prepared for the challenges that a large scale march can present, mid-winter.
If you’re going to meet us in Washington, and you’re wondering what to pack, both to wear to the march and in your daypack for the event itself, we’ve got you covered:
Travel Carry On
No matter how you’re getting to DC, it’s likely to be a madhouse. Flights are full. Trains are full. Bus lines are adding extra buses. It’s not just the march that’s happening that weekend, it’s the inauguration. Expect the metro to be maxed out and public transport to be standing room only.
To that end, less is more where luggage is concerned. Traveling in a carry on will mean the airline doesn’t lose your bag, there’ll be more room on the train, and you’ll enjoy maximum ease of movement at your destination. When you’re flying in and out for a long weekend, you don’t have time for lost luggage.