Everybody knows that Canadian winters are a brutal experience, and that’s why thousands of Canadians hang up their parkas every year to enjoy sunny locales abroad. If that sounds like you, here are just a few of the ways you can properly prepare for your winter getaway.
Book Your Flight and Destinations Early
You can spend the whole year planning all of your travel destinations before taking off on your trip, but the one thing you should never leave to the last minute is booking your flight out of the cold.
Holiday escapes are a pretty popular trend and that means holiday flights are in high demand. If you wait until the snow starts to fall to get your boarding pass, then you might be paying extremely high prices that you wouldn’t face in the warmer months of the year.
Prepare Your Home for Life on Its Own
Escaping the cold, dark winter for sunny coasts can get anyone excited, but plenty of people are so busy packing for their trip and heading to the airport that they don’t make sure their home is safe and sound while they’re gone.
Before you lock the door and take off for the airport, be sure to clear out your fridge of any foods that pass their expiration date while you’re away. You may have to go on a shopping trip as soon as you return, but it will save you the stress of coming home to a nasty smell.
Pack a Warm-Weather Wardrobe
Changing seasons equals a changing fashion, and that can mean boxing up your summer t-shirts and khaki shorts for cozy sweaters and dark jeans. You may not think about your transition to heavier clothing, but it’s important to remember that when going on a vacation, your shoes should be the heaviest piece of clothing in your luggage.
When you’re making your final preparations, look up the current weather of the site you’ll be staying at and pack your bags accordingly. Your cardigan may be cozy at home, but may leave you searching for a glass of water at the resort.
Whether you’re heading to Central America or Central Europe, you need to make sure you’re saving enough money to enjoy your trip without worrying about your budget. If you’re looking to start a savings plan that sets you up for success, give our financial advisors a call today at 780-842-3391 or visit us online to find out how we can help prepare you for the trip of a lifetime.