Dec 21
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Your Winter Travel Checklist For The Whole Family

Posted by Cascade Village

Whether you’re headed to a tropical paradise or hitting the slopes in another country, traveling during the winter often takes a little extra planning. We’ve put together this winter travel checklist so you can make every second that you’re OOO (out of office) count. 

Prep With This Winter Travel Checklist 

First off, let’s talk about why a winter travel checklist matters. Like any good list, its main function is to keep you organized. Whether preparing to travel solo or bringing your kids in tow, things can get complicated when you factor in entertainment, gear, clothes, and even snacks. 

No matter how long or short your checklist is, keep the following in mind: make it simple, keep track of it somewhere (like a Notes app or piece of paper), and stay flexible. 

Find Everything You Need At The CVSC

Even if the end goal involves Mai Tais on a beach, the travel prep process can be stressful. Keep things simple by making one stop to check things off your list at the CVSC. The following will keep travel prep as streamlined as possible: 

Plane Snacks

Unless you’re on an international flight, plane-provided snacks are pretty sad. Keep yourself fueled for adventure with snacks that have a good balance of protein, healthy fats, and carbs. Bonus points if you add options that boost your immune system as well. 

The CVSC’s Food 4 Less and Trader Joe’s have incredible options like Laird Superfood Hydrate Drink Mix, dried fruit, Candied Pecans, and PB&J Snack Duo. If you’re traveling with littles, having a wide assortment of snacks will also help keep tantrums at bay. 

Travel Gear

One of the best places to get travel gear in Central Oregon is Bed, Bath, & Beyond. The company’s range of products includes necessary helpers like travel backpacks, travel comfort sets, hanging organizers, and even worldwide adapter kits

If you’re in a hurry, you can make an online order and pick it up in-store or curbside at the Bend store and continue with the rest of your winter travel checklist. 

Transportation Entertainment

Whether by car, plane, train, or bus, your winter travels will probably involve a bit of downtime (read: bored time). Having entertainment for yourself (and your kiddos) can be a lifesaver during those monotonous hours. 

For the best entertainment options, we rely on Best Buy. Their huge selection of headphones includes over-the-ear noise canceling and wireless or wired earbuds in every color and shape you can imagine. Smart tablets are an excellent choice if you need a convenient way to work or catch up with your shows while away. Finally, don’t forget to pack a digital camera to capture your vacation memories.

If you’re worried about leaving your home in the Bend cold, a smart thermostat or smart doorbell can keep it safe while you’re away. 

Clothes For Different Climes

Depending on where you’re going, your wardrobe might consist of either bathing suits and sarongs for the beach or all-day comfort and warmth for a ski trip. Ross Dress For Less is known for its affordable fashion that’s twenty to sixty percent off department store prices.

As a self-proclaimed “treasure hunt,” you can find everything from luggage to loudspeakers in their busting aisles. 

Fur Baby Treats

Lastly, we can’t forget the fur babies you’ll leave with the sitter during your trip. PetSmart’s pet supplies and accessories mean your best buddy will be well-stocked wherever they’re staying. Better yet, their grooming services keep your pet fresh and pampered. 

Tick All The Boxes On Your Winter Travel Checklist 

At the CVSC, we pride ourselves on one-stop shopping to meet every need—including those checking boxes off their winter travel checklist. So before you jet-set on a grand adventure, stop by our shops to get geared up and ready to go!

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