Whether you're headed out for ski time or "me" time, here are a few basics for a successful weekend getaway:
1. Pack light and with the weather in mind. Weekend getaways should be easy and fun. Only pack essentials to keep you footloose and fancy-free.
2. Plan ahead. Weekend getaways get off to a better start when you’re prepared. So fill your car up with gas the night before. Buy and pack affordable snacks from the grocery store. And book tickets ahead of time to get better deals.
3. Allow time to get there. Most of the time, this means leaving early. You’re probably not the only one taking a weekend trip and tons of cars on the road and long lines at the airport can slow you down. Leave as soon as possible so you can get to your destination as quickly as possible.
4. Enjoy! Take photos. Relax by the water. Eat good food. Don’t think about work or responsibilities back at home. This is your time to recharge.