Getting to where you're going is the whole point of a vacation, and one of the hard parts between here and there can be the packing.
Timbers Resorts' luxury residence club Owners travel the globe. One might be headed for the slopes or hiking trails of One Steamboat Place, The Sebastian -Vail or Dancing Bear Aspen or Wine Country at The Orchard at The Carneros Inn. Another might be bound for the sun-drenched hills of Tuscany at Castello di Casole or the cool, green expanse of Mayacama in Sonoma.
No matter what the destination, a smartly packed set of luggage is essential. Let's look at how to get you there with everything you'll need for a vacation free of complications. Here are tips on what to remember, as you travel door to door.
The Warm-Weather Packer
If you know the bright, dry days of Arizona await you at The Rocks Luxury Residence Club, or you're headed beachward for the white sands of The Preserve at Botany Bay, pay attention that your luggage includes lightweight, breezy items. Think about the following.
— Linens, Linens, Linens: Nothing says a lazy afternoon or early evening stroll like your favorite linen slacks and a soft, flowing shirt — classy tucked in or left out. While evening wear may make sense for that special dinner (so don't leave behind all your jackets and shoes) pack eminently interchangeable ensembles that emphasis linen and other temperature-friendly weaves.
— Water and Sun: It might be the rolling waves where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean in St. Thomas, it might be the desert of the Sonoran in Arizona, but you're going to need some swimwear. It probably goes without saying, but don't forget some (fashionable) sunglasses, a tube of sunscreen, and a straw-style hat to keep some shade.
— Power Options: Wherever there's a stretch of perfect sand and sun, there will also often be a lot of distance between you and the nearest outlet. Bring an extra cell phone battery, if you know you'll want to stay in touch while having fun.
Packing for Cool Days and Nights
For autumn in the mountains, or the Sonoma hills, layers are the secret to cooler destinations when you pack.
— Sweaters and Shells: Emphasize sweaters in your baggage, and don't skimp on breakers and other shells that can be added to your basic set of clothes. Places like Sonoma are gorgeous but can be unpredictable. Add a jacket and a raincoat.
— Extra Footwear: Remember that with the cooler climes can come a bit of rain, and post-rain ground stays wet longer when it's under less direct and constant sun. Be sure to bring some extra footwear and pairs of socks, and bring a backpack, bag, or shoe-sack to tote dry footwear along.
Snowbound Luggage Tips
What you pack for pristine slopes and snowy trails can make the difference between immersion in the elements and annoyance at the creeping cold.
— Explore Rental Snowgear: The fact is, puffy shells and the accoutrements of skiing can lead to airport hassles and a lot of lugging gear around by hand. Talk to a Timbers Resorts concierge about rental options, and maybe concentrate on the basics for what you do away from the trails and runs, both day and night.
— Thermal Time: A bit of thermal under-layer goes a long way toward locking in body heat. When you're warm enough your days will stretch before you.
— Skincare and Sun: Don't forget about your skin. Colder climes can lead to dryness, so pack some serious moisturizer and lip balm. Sunglasses, too. It's easy to forget that a wintery excursion often means hours atop a reflective white expanse. Protect your eyes.
Revival of the mind and spirit, reinvigoration of the body and soul. These are the goals when it comes to providing Owners and guests with the best at Timbers Resorts. With a little forethought and wise planning, your luggage will front-load that effort for (relaxing!) success. Have a packing tip that we missed? Drop a comment below to share with your fellow Timbers Resorts travelers.
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