The blaze of the Olympic flame and the glint of gold medals may have ignited your interest in a Vancouver vacation this February, but now that the torch relay is nearing the finish line, it’s time to double check your baggage and make sure you have what it takes to live the Olympic Dream. Here’s a list of the items that no winter sports fan should be without:
1. More Cowbell
A must-have at ski races, cowbells were first used in Switzerland to help spectators cheer on their favorite athletes without taking off mittens or losing voices.
2. Your Country’s Flag
Win or lose, the Olympics is a celebration of nations. Support your compatriot athletes by sporting a flag, and don’t be afraid to go the extra mile by decking out in national colors from head to toe.