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10 Tips to take the Stress out of Holiday Travel

10 Tips to take the Stress out of Holiday Travel

  1. Trip insurance may be a good investment to protect against loss if you have to cancel your trip for any reason.
  2. Have a friend or neighbor pick up your mail and newspapers while you are away.  Or have delivery temporarily stopped. There is less chance that strangers will know you aren’t home.
  3. Keep a list of confirmation numbers for all reservations you make.
  4. Make a copy of your detailed itinerary and leave it with someone at home in case you need to be contacted.
  5. Make sure you pack according to the weather for your destination.  Check the weather forecast ahead of time! 
  6. Keep medicines in their labeled containers and bring a copy of your prescriptions.
  7. If you plan to bring your pet on vacation, plan well ahead of time.   Ask about pet regulations, including additional fees.  Bring proof of vaccinations.
  8. Take a small notebook and pencil to record a journal and for quick reference to directions, phone numbers, etc.
  9. If you’re driving, have your car thoroughly checked and serviced before leaving.  Make a list of service stations along the way en route to your destination. 
  10.  Cost-cutting Tip:  When making reservations, always ask, “Is this the lowest price you have?”  Many hotels and resorts offer discounted rates.