Traveling during the holidays is one of the most common times of year to travel. When you are planning your holiday travel, here are tips to make it easier.
During holiday travel, things can be so exciting. You get to see family or friends or Christmas travel can make it easy to get time away. Today we are partnering with Neuwirth Motors, in Wilmington, NC to share these holiday travel tips.
1. Avoid peak travel dates.
During the Christmas travel time, Christmas and New Year’s, the peak travel time changes from year to year depending on the days of the week the holidays fall. If you can’t tell which days will be the highest, think long weekends, or how to maximize the travel time with fewer days off, an internet search will tell you the most expensive days.
There are a lot of booking sites that make it easier to find low-cost flights, car rentals, and hotels. I like to use TripAdvisor. It is the largest travel site and it has the most information. It also pulls in prices from other booking sites, so it helps you to save more money. I get all of my hotels from TripAdvisor, no matter where we are going. When choosing your hotel, it helps to know what is most important: finding a hotel close to where you will be visiting, near transportation like airports, buses or trains, that has parking on site if you are driving, or price.
Give Yourself Extra Time
If you need to be home by a certain time, it is important to make sure you give yourself enough time. There can be winter weather issues that cause delays, there may be accidents or other issues on the roads. If you are flying, there could be issues with security. It is important to have flexibility in your plans.
Travel Early in the Day or Late in the Day
Whether you are dring or flying, it is always best to travel early in the morning and late at night. There is less congestion and delays are less likely.