As winter approaches, Tradewinds Travel Club believes that now is the time to begin preparing for you winter vacations. Millions of travelers will be heading off to destinations including Colorado, Wisconsin, Washington and many other U.S. states known for the best powder, the biggest mountains and the finest ski resorts in the nation. Tradewinds Travel Club would like to spend some time with you getting ready to prepare for your vacation into a winter wonderland this year. Find out some things you may need to know to stay safe. Enjoy your winter vacation by being prepared and traveling safe as we look at some tips to help you travel during bad weather.
The Winter Dream Vacation With Tradewinds Travel Club
We all hope that once we set off for our ski resort, the roads will be dry, the weather will be perfect and nothing will go wrong, unfortunately, this is not always what happens. As the weather is forecasted for the winter, we are now under the impression that this may be a wet winter in the Northwest part of the U.S. Anticipating inclement weather, it is best if you know what to pack when you set off this year. Most importantly, if you are inexperienced in driving in snow, make sure you leave early so you can drive slowly and get the hang of it without having to rush.
The winter dream vacation happens for many, but not for all. Many vacationers set off unprepared thinking that their trip to their resort will be trouble free, only to encounter a snowstorm, icy roads and inexperienced drivers around them. If something should happen while you are traveling through this winter wonderland, what should you do to make sure you are prepared? Take a look at some of the ways you can prepare in case something happens when you are traveling with Tradewinds Travel Club.
Here is a prepared list of supplies you should carry when driving in winter including:
- Jumper cables
- Cat litter or sand for tire traction
- Ice scraper
- Warm clothes gloves, a hat, sturdy boots, warm jacket and a change of clothes
- Flashlights and extra batteries
- First aid kit also pack necessary medications in case you are stuck on the road
- Food pack items containing protein such as nuts and energy bars, also canned fruit and a portable can opener are also good
- Water make sure you have enough for everyone including your pet if they are along
- AM/FM radio to listen to traffic reports and emergency messages
It is also a good idea to bring a cell phone and a charger for communication as well.
Of course, these rules are good for driving in any state which you may run into trouble in. Tradewinds Travel Club encourages you to prepare for the worst and expect the best when traveling. Be a smart traveler and make sure you are prepared before you leave for your next vacation with Tradewinds Travel Club.