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The holiday season is fast approaching, and I believe most of us have plans to spend Christmas out of the country or visit our Grandparents or relatives. Traveling can be extremely expensive and strenuous instead of fun if not planned well.
But if you take your time to plan ahead and research well, you can make this experience an unforgettable one. Holiday traveling is the period when we are supposed to enjoy and have fun because you have earned it and worked for the time over the years.
Holiday Travel Tips:
I am going to give you a few tips that will guide you into having an unforgettable holiday journey this season.
Identify the Destination of choice
When the season is approaching the first step is to identify where you will be traveling to. Having a specific destination in mind will aid you in doing the proper background research of the Destination. Things such as cost, distance, climate, cultures, and sites or places to visit.
The Destination should be among your dream destinations. In doing this, you will be ticking off your wish list and creating memories, read different journals and reviews of the place. Check out top destinations to travel to.
Avoid peak travel dates
If you’re interested in cutting costs, then choose your dates wisely. This doesn’t refer to the dates only but also the month and days, for instance, if you want to travel for Christmas then the days to avoid are from 18th to 24th, these are the peak dates. During this period there is a lot of rush on the roads, and also plane tickets tend to hike.
If you’re on a shoestring budget avoid the November and December months. Select a different month mid-year to travel for a holiday, months like June or July are the most convenient for tight budget travels.
You can also use search engines that enable you to place flexible dates; these will show which date selections will give you the best deal.
Never stick to one travel agent or service, cast your net as wide as possible. This will help you get all the options on offer that can give you a chance to select what fits you.
Using sites such as Expedia or Kayak, to conduct comparisons will help you get improved fares and also show you the best travel times.
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Having a good time is the thing that most travelers want. The money issue is not the most important issue at that time because it is a decision that you had made and planned for it.
Know your airports
I believe that this is the most basic thing that any traveler does, and some may assume that they know their airports pretty well. But during this period and holiday travel, it can make the whole difference, from saving time to avoiding losses.
Also if you’re used to the big airports, please keep this in mind. Small airports receive fewer flights hence fewer delays, and this for sure isn’t a little consideration during the peak holiday travel.
Most travelers tend to do the wrong thing, and they rush to “arrive at the destination early” instead of “leaving for the airport early.” This approach will help you tackle any delays experienced or encountered in the airport from long queues, full parking lots and it will also help beat whatever traffic en route.
Careful Plotting of connections
During holiday travels, one should plot his connections with at most care. This planning one should put into consideration factors such as; weather issues especially during the winter period and jam-packed airports.
Always factor in issues of flight delays and time for layovers. Tight connections can lead to rushing through the airports or worse off missed flights where possible avoid them.
If you’re planning for Holiday travel, avoid packing in a rush. Take your time to pack the necessities first and pack according to the Destination to avoid unnecessary purchases. Understand the regulations of the airports to prevent issues with the authority. Read airport security regulations as well.\Travel early or late in the day
Airports and other transport terminus are at least congested at times when ordinary people are at home or asleep. What’s more, flight delays are uncommon in morning hours. Airports also unjam as the afternoon and evening peak passes.
These guidelines will ensure that you have lovely and enjoyable Holiday travel. Some other travel guides to ensure a lovely time are:
- A fully charged phone and downloaded the necessary apps
- Avoid overpacking luggage’s
- Ensure you have the contact information of the hotels, airlines and your car rental agency
- Choose nonstop flights