Time to start planning for winter break!

I know what you’re thinking: “I just figured out what I was going to be for Halloween yesterday, and you expect me to plan for Christmas?!”

It’s true the Vanguard is starting early, but it’s this very short window between Halloween and Thanksgiving that can offer some of the best travel deals.

Not all of us can take an extensive vacation in December, but do not be discouraged. We have put together a concise introduction to winter break options, from flying to a far-off land to taking the Greyhound home. You’ll find tips on getting the best price for plane tickets and some places closer to Portland you might want to try out this winter.

Whatever you do, make your vacation plans soon. You deserve a break, and if you don’t now you certainly will by Dec. 13.