How to survive holiday travel
Happy weekend, gypsies! During this festive season, most of us will be venturing far and wide in order to get home for the holidays. And let’s be serious, travel can be a challenge at any point, but especially during this time of year. We know long lines and crowded airports can be a drag, so we created a list of simple tips and hacks to make your next journey just a little bit easier! Take a peek:
Don’t wait too long to book those holiday flights. Don’t procrastinate, get a jumpstart and start planning earlier rather than later. Before your flight make sure you check in 24 hours before and arrive at the airport early to beat the long lines.
Let’s be real, there’s no need to pack your entire closet. Pack a few dressy outfits and then keep the rest casual. You’ll thank yourself later when you don’t have to drag around multiple suitcases through the airport, or struggle for overhead room above your seat.
Keep it comfortable
We all love to look cute when we travel, but make sure you’re comfortable too! Flat shoes and an extra sweater are a must. Stay warm, stay cozy and keep it comfy. Yoga pants, anyone?!
Headphones are a must
Headphones are pretty much a necessity for travel. It’s a great way to listen to music, get some work done, or just tune out the noise. Silence is golden!
Airline food is expensive and depending on what flight you’re on, most of them only offer a beverage and a small bag of pretzels. If you have a longer flight, try bringing your own light snacks to hold you over. Energy bars & fruit are a always a great go-to.
Invest in Hand Sanitizer
Seriously, you’ll be happy you did. Bring your own Clorox, or baby wipes and a 3 oz bottle of hand sanitizer to help fend off germs. Give your seat and tray table a good wipe down to prevent catching anything.
Bring your own entertainment
A great way to stay preoccupied during flights is to download your own music and movies prior to your flight. Add a variety of uplifting holiday music to your playlist and download a few classics movies, like Home Alone, or Elf to get you into the festive spirit!
It can be hard when you’re stuck waiting in long lines, or on a packed flight. Just keep in mind that everyone is in the same boat. So be polite and be kind. Tis’ the season!