The holidays are a time for family, friends, and celebrations. But if you're one of the millions of people who will be traveling this holiday season, it can also be a time of stress and anxiety.
Whether you're flying cross-country to visit relatives or taking a road trip to see the sights, preparing for your trip in advance can help ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey. Here are a few tips to get you started:
The early bird gets the worm - or in this case, the best deals on flights and hotels. If possible try to book your travel arrangements several weeks or even months in advance. Not only will you save money, but you'll also have your pick of dates and times.
If you are traveling with young children, it is always best to have your plans firmly in place well before the chaos of the holidays descends.
Make a List - AND Check it Twice
Ok, so you may not be Santa Claus, but making a list is still an essential part of preparing for holiday travel.
Start by making a list of everything you'll need to pack- clothes, toiletries, medications, etc.- then check it off as you pack the items. It is also good to make copies of important documents like your passport and driver's license, just in case you lose them while you're away from home.
..And speaking of documents....
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