Travel

By Lisa Penza

First snows will be falling this month, so now is the time to make sure you are prepped for ski and snowboarding season! Be sure to pack these essentials:

Arguably THE must have for the winter season, formulated perfectly for the slopes. Slide Chapstick Sport Ready over those dry, cracked lips before descend to protect from the harsh elements. Sporting SPF 30 to battle the sun and is super moisturizing. This Chapstick comes with a handy clip that can be attached to your coat for convenience – and you won’t lose it on the way down! Pick this necessity up at your local CVS pharmacy.

Need something to put all your ski swag in? Look no further than High Sierra. These bags are specially designed for skiing and snowboarding needs, such as the Bucket Boot Bag – TSA approved and fits boots up to size 13. The Seeker is ideal for a long trip in a wintery wonderland, equipped with a compartment for a reservoir and hydration tube, heated to keep water from freezing. With room for a shovel and other snow necessities, as well as straps for ski and snowboard carry, this bag is key for a weekend ski getaway. But if you’re heading out for a bit longer, grab the Carry-On Wheeled Business Upright. With dedicated pockets for your laptop, ID, airline ticket and a full business organizer, this will keep you together whether traveling for business or pleasure. Super lightweight yet durable and sturdy. I have a new favorite travel bag! Find both of these items at http://www.hssc.com

Going up and down all day can do a number on you, not to mention the vertigo from the long trip up the ski lift. Combat these symptoms, and those from the flights to and from the slopes, with Psi Bands. Whatever the cause of your nausea – be it plane, train or automobile – Psi Bands use acupressure points on your wrists to ease the sickness. They are completely drug free, so no worries about side effects messing up your vacation. Just slip one on each wrist and enjoy a nausea free day. Fabulous for travelers, pregnant women battling morning sickness, and cancer patients dealing with nausea brought on by chemotherapy. Available in five fabulous designs at Rite Aid, CVS and many other locations. For a full list of retailers, visit http://www.psibands.com

Originally published November 2012
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