‘Tis The Season for Holiday Travel

Over the river and through the woods, to Grandma’s house, we go! The holiday season is fast approaching, bringing along excitement and cheer. Decorations are up, parties have begun, and travel arrangements have been made. Along with the holiday spirit comes the busiest travel season of the year. Do not let holiday travel turn you into Scrooge, and follow these tips to get to your destination without any bah humbugs!

Want Cheap and Fast? Think Unconventional

Holiday travel can be expensive and stressful. All airports are packed and traffic volumes are at its peak. Most people plan their travel for a few days before and after the holiday. To beat the crowds and delays, think outside of the box and plan for the least traveled days. If your vacation (and family) permits, travel the day of the holiday, especially on Thanksgiving and Christmas. These are the days when flights are inexpensive and the least amount of people travel.

Unless you are traveling by flying reindeer… avoid traveling on the eve of a holiday, especially by car. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, and also one of the deadliest! Thanksgiving eve is known to have the highest DUI rates than any other day of the year.

When traveling by plane, leave for the airport with plenty of extra time before your flight. The holiday season can cause increased security lines and delays. Avoid rushing to your destination at all costs!

Watch the Radar

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Traveling during the winter months can mean bad weather depending on your location. No matter how well you plan, it is impossible to predict the weather. When driving to your destination, never drive into a storm. If you know inclement weather is coming, leave before the storm hits to avoid any car accidents or traffic. If your flights are canceled due to winter weather, do not panic! Rubinsohn Travel can help you reschedule.

Ship it, Don’t Wrap it

We know how much the kids love when you bring them presents for the holidays! If you are flying to your destination, save packing room and ship gifts to where you’re heading. This will avoid loss or damage of any gifts! If you have no choice but to bring presents with you, do not wrap them prior. TSA can unwrap gifts to check for its contents. Save yourself the aggravation of ruining your perfectly knotted bow and wait to wrap gifts until you arrive at your destination. Most importantly… no matter how frustrating travel may be, holidays are about spreading cheer!

With these holiday travel tips, you can spend less time stressing over travel and more time celebrating with your loved ones. Let Rubinsohn Travel help you plan your next holiday vacation! Give us a call at (215)-886-5200 or check out our website. Happy holidays!