Snow is on the Way – Time to Plan a Snow Trip

When the snow starts to fall, instead of hiding indoors, there’s plenty of things to do in, on or under the snow. Visiting a snow resort at this time of the year is an excellent choice to get started on a winter fitness program. Playing in the snow and all that fun activity is a great way to keep a summer fitness program tuned in.

Select the resort

If you are taking a family snow trip, then most of the ski resort areas are very family orientated. They have fun and exciting bunny trails for the kids with all kinds of awesome and things for the kids to do so that the adults can hit the more experienced slopes.

Majority of the ski resorts have a low, slow-moving and a safe ski lift for the kids so that they can do it just like the adults. Planning ahead is great since many of the cheaper accommodations will be sold out during peak season. In some cases, you may need to book your accommodation months in advance.

Lift tickets

You’ll also need a lift ticket to get access to the ski hills. That is why planning in advance can be beneficial in getting the best deal. Many of these resorts have different arrangements for lift tickets depending on the duration of your stay. And in most cases, if you decide to stay for more than two weeks, it may be cheaper to buy a season lift pass instead of day tickets.


If your journey involves air travel, you need to think about luggage allowances and the complicated luggage weight systems of many airlines. Get the weight of your bags right to avoid unnecessary overweight fees at the airport. Nowadays, many airlines have separate special rules for ski or snowboard bags that you need to be aware of before you start planning your trip.

Proper papers

Whenever you are arriving from a foreign country, you should consider looking into any necessary visa requirements. For those who are visiting, you will require a visitor visa. Several countries have visa waiver arrangements so you may not even need to have a visa if your visit is only for a few months.

Finally, if you are very busy or may be overwhelmed and can’t decide on which resort to choose, then contact a travel agent and let them make all your arrangements for you, and feel like it is a real vacation. They make it simple and straightforward so all you need to do is just pack and go.

Last but not least, the length of your visit can change many factors in planning your snow trip. For example, if you are visiting for a day, it’s not too difficult to book a hotel and buy a 1-day lift ticket. Nevertheless, if you are visiting for a month or two or even a full season, you have to think about finding long-term accommodation before you visit the ski resort.

Smart. Easy. Business Travel

Traveling abroad for business can be a fun adventure, but it also needs to be taken seriously. Planes, airports, and security check-in lines are more congested than ever, and everyone needs to consider any way to reduce the stress and difficulties associated with traveling.

Before traveling to a different country, whether for work or pleasure, it’s essential to learn the rules and systems of your destination, while also preparing yourself for your trip. The following are a quick list of travel tips for the weary business traveler to consider learning from them will bring smoothness on your journey.

I was talking to my friend Megan Renee, owner Love Is Blonde Hair Salon in Costa Mesa, CA about her favorite travel tips and she gave me this advice.

Be organized

Make a travel checklist of the work-related things that you require such as your laptop, printed reports on folders, flash drive, brochures, calculators and so on. It will help you remember the important and urgent tasks. Pack light and limit your baggage to a few of soft leather carry-on bags, one for the overhead while the other one for under the seat.

Avoid a roller piece of carry-on luggage; they are more likely to be a required check-in item. Also, try and pack clothes that are less likely to wrinkle. Here is a quick trick for removing wrinkles. Pack some Snuggle softener sheets that you use in your home dryer. Take any wrinkled items and roll them in the hotel dryer for ten minutes or so with a moisten Snuggles sheet and see the wrinkles disappear.

Pack socks and underwear inside your shoes. It will save space and keep the shape of your shoes intact. Also, pack your belts around the edge of your suitcase. When deciding the items to pack, choose necessities items that may make your business travel just a little more comfortable.

Budget Conscious

Look for package deals, reasonably-priced business hotels, promo flights, or even nearby hostels. It can quickly be done through the internet, check online for the best hotel and flight deals in Asia or Europe available. Take note; this only applies in cases where your office allows you to take care of your transportation and bookings as part of your per diem during your business travel.

Be Prepared

It is highly advised to carry anti-histamine with you all the time; this will help in stopping allergic reactions instantly in order not to disturb your meeting schedules and appointments. If you must eat, then ask airport regulars, pilots and the flight attendants for best eating spots in the airport terminal. Furthermore, check the lifespan of the batteries of your communication device so you won’t miss any crucial office information and instructions.


Any liquids, including gels, in the collection of your toiletries, should be in zip-lock plastics as it is mandatory in any airports. Use slip-on shoes while going to the airport so it would not be time-consuming for you to untie your shoelaces during security checks. Make sure you have carried a good number of your business cards with you since businesses can start anywhere, with your plane mate or some other people you have bumped into the airport lobby.