During the holidays traveling can be one of the most stressful, and complicated things to do.
Whether you are traveling to see friends, relatives, or warmer weather, the long lines in airports, and bumper-to-bumper traffic can really take a toll on the one who is traveling.
Here is a great checklist to look through so you can travel stress free!
Before You Leave
· If you're traveling with kids make sure to pack plenty of games, movies, and music to keep children entertained for the long travel hours. Even though there might be snacks on the plane or fast food stops on the way, a hungry kid is a grumpy one.
· While packing, throw a few dryer sheets into your bag. They'll help keep your clothing smelling fresh, even after a long flight.
· Roll your clothes or cram them into Ziploc bags to save some serious space. If you decide to fold, stick tissue paper between any fancy formal wear to help keep wrinkles at bay.
· If you're responsible for bringing the wine, secure a bottle inside a pair of shoes to keep it safe during the bumps and tumbles of the trip.
· Travel very early or very late at night because the best way to beat traffic is to hit the road while everyone else is asleep.
· To power through longer trips, stick to the two-digit interstates, which are usually the most direct routes through cities.
· Don't be afraid to skip fast food and hit the grocery store instead.
· Listen to your favorite radio station, take plenty of breaks to stretch your legs, and most importantly, pull off the road when you get sleepy.
· Reading up on baggage weight restrictions can prevent extra fees at the airport.
· If you're bringing gifts, don't wrap them. TSA may want to check the packages that you're taking through security, so make sure you wait until you arrive to your final destination before wrapping your gifts.
· If you're traveling with little ones, take them out of the stroller while you're waiting in line and get ready to send it through the metal detector.