Whether through flight or via road trip, holiday travel is becoming more and more common. With extra holidays built into the work schedule, the kids off school, and snow pounding its way to your doorstep, this is a great time to take off to somewhere warm and tropical. Planning a holiday vacation does take a little forward thinking though.
First and foremost, if you have kids, plan how you will handle the presents. Will Santa come before you leave, or will he arrive at your vacation destination? If you opt not to do presents, make sure you kids understand this and know why.
Plan early. Travel during December is becoming more and more popular, and rooms, airline seats, and even events and attractions will sell out. The sooner you can book what is important to you, the better off you will be.
Consider using a travel agent to help you avoid any hiccups, like blackout conflicts, and make the most of any potential discounts, like group packages at your favorite resort. Using a travel agent will also take some of the pressure off of your shoulders as you plan.
Be sure to plan for unexpected weather. This might be a good time to purchase travel insurance, or plan a few extra travel days into your time off work. You do not want to miss out on the vacation of a lifetime because of a big snowstorm, nor do you want to lose all of the money you have invested because of the weather.
This time of year is a great one to vacation and make memories. With these holiday travel tips, you can do so with minimal stress or hassle.