‘Tis the season for family gatherings, parties, and special events that oftentimes require travel to make the arrival. While we love our family and enjoy the time we spend with them, being together with them in close corners, especially while traveling, can test the best of temperaments. The following tips provide a bit of relief for holiday travel blunders with your loved ones.
Pack for a Trip
Drinks, snacks, books, toys, iPods, headphones, and other trip essentials maintain sanity while traveling long distances in a vehicle, airplane, train, or other transportation vessels. Prepare a travel kit for each member of the family who’s traveling, packed with items specific to this person’s likes and interests.
Many families wake up early to get on the road and at their destination as early as possible. Break free from the norm and leave later in the day when everyone’s all tinkered out for the day and filled with less energy. Leaving later in the day may for a smoother, happier trip for all and a better family gathering when you arrive at the destination.
Rent a Car
How will you travel? Using a rental car in your area is the best transportation method for any of your holiday trips. It eliminates wear and tear to your personal vehicle, offers inexpensive rates, and allows memories to be made when you are together with your loved ones. Plus, the rental car keeps you safe and secure when you arrive at your destination. Sing those funny songs, enjoy the sights along the way, and make the most of your trip to keep everyone happy.
Plan in Advance
Never wait until the last minute to plan a holiday trip. Pre-planning your trip is the easiest way to keep things simple when you pack up and head out. How will you travel? What is your budget? How many days will you stay? What will you do when you arrive? Pre-planning the trip reduces confusion, waits, and other frustrations so more fun is available for the family. Planning ahead simply makes life easy when it is most important.
Traveling with family during the holidays can be a nightmare for the unprepared family. Keep the information above in mind as you plan your holiday travels and forego the worry that this will be another year of stress and worry. The tips make holiday travel bearable for everyone in the family.