Traveling can be a stressful experience, but traveling during the holidays is likely to be much more overwhelming.
Airport travel may be one of the biggest causes of stress. Don’t arrive late to the airport on the day your flight departs, make sure you check in to your flight online beforehand, and always fly by the TSA’s rules.
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It’s important to pack wisely — all of your essentials should be easily reachable; and do your best to minimize the amount of baggage you are lugging around to avoid having to carry and keep track of too much luggage.
The holidays should be a fun and special time, not a stressful one. Stay hydrated, dress comfortably, and make sure you are properly prepared. Here are a few tips for stress-free holiday travel.