Whether we like it or not, holiday travel is going to be a reality for many of us during the holiday season. Crowded terminals, delayed flights and extra costs are inevitable at this time of year, but that doesn’t mean you have to live out a travel nightmare. Try out these holiday travel tips this year to save yourself from any unwelcome trouble!
Simplify To Stay Organized
We cannot stress enough the importance of keeping things simple while traveling. Whether you are managing a large family or traveling solo, every little thing you can do to stay organized helps. Some of our most efficient travel hacks are related to the way you pack. Reduce the number of bags you have to check by looking up ways to pack more items into a single suitcase.
Purchase a carry-on bag that is capable of holding your passport, airline tickets, laptop, chargers, snacks, and any other items you may need. Lastly, remember that you don’t have to bring your entire house with you. Pack the essentials and leave out anything that isn’t a must-have.
Buy At The Right Time
Travel dates surrounding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years can be pricey. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to reduce costs. Try one of our holiday air travel tips like using travel apps and websites designed to provide discounts, purchasing tickets in advance, and shopping around before making a final decision.
We also recommend shipping gifts ahead of time. If you’re bringing presents as part of your holiday celebrations, ship them ahead of time rather than trying to pack them in your luggage. You can always wrap the gifts when you get there, and you don’t have to worry about extra bags, ruined products/toys and keeping track of yet more items on your flight. These holiday travel tips are sure to save you money at the ticket counter and hassle at the baggage claim.
Create Your Personal Space
While this holiday travel tip is something that can be used year round, it becomes even more important and crowded holiday flights. Even if you are stuck in a middle seat, creating a sense of personal space will help you to relax.
Leaning into the plush memory foam of our Evolution® S3 travel pillow, wrapping yourself up in a cozy Fold ‘n Go™ blanket, and dimming the shades with a Midnight Magic® Sleep Mask all help you to escape into your own world. If you are a light sleeper, consider a sleep mask to help you nap through overnight or longer flights.
Do you have any holiday travel tips that have helped you get through season after season of overbooked flights and airport delays? Share them with us below!