Winter can be a fun, peaceful, exciting or romantic time to travel. Whether hitting the slopes with friends or family or enjoying the peace and quiet of a romantic tropical escape with that special someone, winter is a great time to get away.
While many seek the romance of the warmer retreats, millions throughout North America and in popular areas in Europe opt instead for the excitement of a true winter adventure. Ice climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or ice fishing are a few of the most popular vacation ideas however, one thing remains consistent for all of us traveling in winter, the road to your destination can be the most difficult aspect of your vacation. Take a look with Bill Bailey Travel Club at a few of the most helpful tips to help you get where you are going this winter season. Be prepared and make the most of all your journeys with tips to help from Bill Bailey Travel Club.
- No matter if you are only driving to the airport, it is important that in the winter, no matter how far your destination, you leave early. Considering holiday travel traffic, you will want to leave at least an hour earlier for traffic and also for weather related issues as well. Leave early, drive cautiously and be prepared when traveling in winter.
- Be sure you vehicle is winter ready before you go. This includes making sure all coolant levels are up, that your oil is changed and that you have working head and taillights. It is also a good idea to have extra windshield washer fluid with you in case it is snowing and icy and there is salt on the roads.
- Have an emergency kit prepared. In winter, some of the items you may want to bring along include salt or sand for traction, a small collapsible shovel, warm clothes, an emergency blanket, batteries and flashlight, old boots and gloves, some snacks and water and an extra ice scraper.
- When driving, drive cautiously including leaving extra space between you and the car in front of you. Stopping time on slippery roads can be quite long making it imperative that you leave ample space for stopping just in case.
- Be sure you always clean all your windows off when it is snowing or icing so you are not leaving extra blind spots.
Be careful and be prepared and have the best time you can when you travel this winter. Bill Bailey Travel Club wishes you happy journeys this winter.