5 tips to prepare for your spring break vacation

The spring break vacation countdown is on! Whether you are heading to the beach with the family or embarking on a solo adventure, there is excitement, anticipation and, of course, planning. It can often feel like a marathon of to-do’s, errands and packing lists between now and that moment you set foot on that white sandy beach.

Get a head start on your list with our top 5 vacation planning tips:


1. Talk to a destination expert.

While there are tons of travel blogs and other resources, it can be overwhelming to sift through all the information online. Alberta Motor Association has travel experts with the inside scoop on specific destinations—from Disney vacations to luxury beach getaways. Their expert advice can help you nail down the perfect itinerary, without wasting time on the web.




2. Pack smart, not more.

Did you know that packing your clothes in plastic dry cleaning bags can help prevent them from wrinkling? This is just one of many great packing tips from Pipestone Travel Store. Their free, monthly packing seminars cover all the insider tips and tricks. Plus, their  comprehensive packing checklist online will help ensure you don’t forget anything on your list!




3. Travel-size your skincare.

You shouldn’t have to compromise your skincare routine while you’re on vacation. However, the bulky containers and heavy bottles can be a killer for luggage space. Skoah has you covered with travel kits for every skin type. You can even bring it in your carry-on bag— the containers are small enough so you will cruise through airport security!




4. Get that sun-kissed glow.

Are you looking for that bronzed vacation glow? You don’t have to bask in the sun for hours to get it. California Tan’s sunless spray tan will give you a natural, even tan that will be the envy of fellow vacation-goers. Plus, it can last up to two weeks, so you don’t have to worry about it fading while you’re beachside!




5. Enjoy some pre-vacation pampering.

It’s always a bit of a wakeup call when you pull the winter boots off and slip into your open-toed sandals! Show your feet some love with a pedicure from Willow Park Salon & Spa. If you’re short on time, you can opt for their express pedicure. We promise, your feet and your sandals will thank you.

For more stops to get you vacation-ready, check out our full list of stores or drop by Willow Park Village. Happy travels!

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