And Happy Holidays! We thought it would be helpful to present some travel tips for the holiday season, so let’s just get into this:
Tip #1: Pack light and leave room in your bag for anything you might pick up on your trip. Most of the time, you’ll come home with more than you originally packed. Leave room so that you don’t have to leave anything behind!
Tip #2: If you’re flying, leave early! This isn’t advice for airport traffic as much as it is for holiday traffic on the way to the airport. If your holiday travel means hitting the road, do it before the sun comes up or very late in the evening. Give yourself at least 2 hours for domestic flights and 3 hours for international flights.
Tip #3: Pack healthy snacks. If you’re driving, snacks are not only nice to munch on for the possibly long & uneventful drive, but it will save you time if you tend to stop often for snacks. If you’re flying, airport snacks are costly, and people tend to forget that snacks are permitted through security. And remember, liquids cannot be over 3.4oz.
Tip #4: Ship your gifts! It’s typically less expensive than carryon. Otherwise, pack lightweight presents such as gift cards.
Tip #5: Plan well, but don’t have too many expectations. It’s a hectic time to travel, so keep that in mind when last minute changes arise. That’s life. Let it ride!
Tip #6: Organize ahead of time. Remember to bring IDs, Driver’s License, or if traveling overseas, make sure your passport is good for at least 6 months after travel. You do not want to get turned down at the airport and have to go home!
Tip #7: Bring your patience. Just trust me on this one.
Tip #8: Your attitude makes a lot of your trip. So take it easy and enjoy the time you have with your
friends/family or even just yourself.
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Writer and Blogger Brittany Lucero studied both PR and Fine Art and graduated with honors at Reinhardt university. Upon completion of her certifications, and after saving funds earned from nanny and restaurant jobs, she took two months to travel Europe alone. Since then, Brittany has made her way to several countries, including Thailand, Iceland, Japan, and recently, Ireland. Through her experiences traveling, she discovered another passion of hers: whiskey-making. From the Bourbon Trail to Japan, she's explored this subject, and currently wears many hats in her role at a local, organic distillery in Chicago while still finding time to travel- of course.