The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can make traveling even more challenging than usual. Whether you are headed home for the holidays or squeezing in one last business trip before the new year, we’ve put together a few fun tips in our Holiday Travel Survival Guide to help you stay stress-free during what can be a stressful time of year.
The first rule of holiday travel is to stay organized. Making a master itinerary helps keep all your travel plans in one place, putting everything you need at your fingertips. Digital technology makes keeping track of travel plans and expenses easier than ever.
Get a flu shot before you fly (good cheer isn’t the only thing people are spreading this season). Pack healthy snacks you can eat on-the-go, drink lots of water, and make sure your schedule includes plenty of time for sleep and exercise.
Let’s face it, holiday travel can be a hassle. You’ll find that fellow travelers are extra appreciative if you smile and show them a little kindness. Offer to help someone with their bag. Switch seats so that family can sit together. Offer to buy a drink for the person in front of you – maybe they’ll forgo reclining their seat in return! And above all, avoid these Top 10 Flying Faux Pas.
The guide includes more detail on these and other tips to help you keep your holiday spirit when you are on the road or in the air. Do you have any tips? Share them in the comments.
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