2019 Holiday Travel Tips

Tis’ the season as the saying goes! From Kwanza to Hanukkah to Christmas and New Year’s Eve, December is considered the most festive time of year. And, typically during this time of year, folks find themselves with some extended time off from work and children from school, allowing for travel and time with friends and family. Below are some suggestions on ways to make the most of this upcoming holiday season.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Whether traveling by air or ground transportation for the holidays, consider arriving by private car instead such as Dav El | BostonCoach. Whether you are in need of transportation to or from the airport, train station, or your final destination, Dav El | BostonCoach can make it a breeze.

If traveling by air specifically, in addition to making sure you arrive at least 2-hours ahead for domestic flights and 3-hours for international flights, be sure not to bring along any wrapped gifts. Either have them shipped directly to your destination or if you must pack them, do so unwrapped or else you risk a TSA agent ripping them open if a screening is required. And, lastly, pay attention to carry-on bag limitations and fees for anything over the maximum allowed.

Staying Healthy

Although the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be fun and exciting, it can also wear down your immune system whereby making you susceptible to illness. To make sure you enjoy every single sparkling moment, wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer as an alternative. Also, make sure to get rest and eat properly throughout the holiday season as you enjoy that extra cup of cheer or two!

Saving Money

If you aren’t tied to a specific getaway destination to ring in the new year, off-season locales can offer some really great rates and far from the holiday crowds. Locations such as national parks, or even Europe or Asia in some cases, are cheaper than flying to the state next door! Plus, first-class seats often become far more affordable due to a higher rate of leisure travel vs the business traveler who usually grabs those seats during other times of the year.

With a little proper planning and following these small reminders, you’ll be able to enjoy your time no matter where you are. Whether with friends, family, or beyond, you will undoubtedly end the year with some great holiday memories.  Happy holidays!