Holiday and winter travel is always stressful and busy, but can be dangerous under certain weather and road conditions. You can’t control the holiday weather, but you can make sure that you and your family are prepared for whatever may come your way during your holiday travels.
Airports can be a disaster at any time of the year, but the holidays are especially hectic. Following a few tips can keep you safe and sane while navigating the airport this season.
Plan ahead. Waiting until the last minute to plan your holiday trip puts unnecessary stress on you. Planning ahead of time will help you get lower airfare, book direct flights, and avoid bigger crowds at peak travel hours.
Give yourself extra time. While it is usually safe to arrive about an hour before your flight takes off, during the holidays always give yourself at least an extra hour to get to the airport. This will ensure that with the long lines and potential delays you don’t miss your flight, or are able to make new arrangements.
Pack as light as possible. Packing light will save you time and money in the airport. If you are planning to spend the holidays out of town, consider ordering gifts online or shipping them to your destination before you leave home.
Steer clear of the flu. The flu can spread like wildfire during the holiday season, especially in the confines of an airplane cabin. Before you leave home, visit your doctor’s office for a flue shot or nasal spray, and keep up on taking daily vitamins. Remember to wash your hands frequently, as cold and flu often spread through contact.
Safety is especially important for drivers during the winter. Road congestion during the holidays is an added stressor and danger for drivers. Motor vehicle accidents involving bad weather, mostly ice and snow, take the lives of 6,000 Americans and injure 500,000 annually. The following will help you stay safe on your holiday road trip.
Have your car examined before you leave. Have your vehicle and tires checked so that you don’t end up stranded in the cold away from home.
Be prepared to change routes. Construction, road closings, and traffic hurdles can all alter your plans. Keep a map or GPS handy so that you can change your route as needed without delaying your progress.
Stop frequently. Winter driving can be much more stressful and strenuous than summer driving. Making frequent stops will help you de-stress and remain alert for the remainder of your drive.
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