Snowboarding at your local mountain is awesome, but lets face it, traveling is way better. If you have the opportunity to travel, then you will need to pack effectively and efficiently. Being unprepared to travel can ruin any trip. Flow’s here to help you take the stress out of traveling.
Organization is Key:
Make a Checklist
Making a list always helps. This helps you put all of your thoughts down on paper. This list should have separate sections with items related to each section.
This list entails everything that you will need in order to snowboard; boots, gloves, board, etc. Check out Flow’s Snowboard Gear List.
This list is just as important as the Snowboard List. This is everything that you need in order to travel. Clothes, passport, money, travel itinerary, plane/train tickets, hotel reservations, etc. Think about every possible thing that you could need on your trip, no detail is too small. That being said, you do not want to overpack. Carrying heavy luggage is no fun.
Tip: Make an extra copy of important documents (i.e. passport, reservations, tickets) in case you misplace them.
Home Away From Home List
While on the road, having something that can keep you entertained, relaxed, and happy is extremely important. There is plenty of down time during travel and keeping yourself entertained is key to avoid going stir crazy. This list is different for each individual, however some items may include a favorite book, an MP3 player, laptop, movies, games, etc. Don’t forget to pack a few of these items in order to keep yourself happy while traveling.
Tip: If you are of age, the airport bar is another fun and exciting way to pass the time traveling.
Protect Your Gear:
Use the Correct Luggage to Keep Your Equipment Safe
Bubble wrap and an average bag won’t work. Your snowboard gear is important to you, so it only makes sense to invest in a proper snowboard travel bag. Travel snowboard bags come in a few different sizes and models. It is important to find one that will fit your board(s) as well as fit the purpose of your travels. For a short day trip, a snowboard sleeve will work perfectly. However, for a longer trip that involves more adventure, a snowboard bag or shuttle will work better. Finding the bag that fits your travels is key to success.
Find a bag that suits your needs here: Flow Travel Bags
The last thing that you want to be doing on a snowboard trip is worrying. Eliminate the stress by being prepared with everything that you need for your trip. Plan ahead so that the only thing you need to focus on is having fun and enjoying the experience.
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