Travel plans can make an already hectic time of year that much more chaotic. Check out the tips below to ensure your trip is smooth and enjoyable.

Plan Ahead

Start early by booking your flights, accommodations, and rental cars well in advance. Give yourself the gift of stress-free travel by arriving at the airport or starting your road trip well in advance. Consider bringing entertainment like a thrifted book or deck of cards to keep yourself entertained during delays.

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Keep it simple and pack light

Create a checklist of items you truly need and stick to it to avoid overpacking. By packing only the essentials and opting for a carry-on bag, you’ll not only save money on fees but also minimize time spent waiting on baggage. You can find affordable luggage and clothing at a Goodwill near you.

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Stay Connected with Loved Ones

Staying connected with loved ones and having access to vital information is key to keep peace of mind while traveling. You can find a variety of secondhand, gently used portable chargers at the Goodwill Computer Store.

Share your travel itinerary with a friend or family member so they can check on your progress. Utilize travel apps for real-time updates on flights, traffic, and weather conditions.

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Holiday travel offers a unique opportunity to create lasting memories and foster goodwill. Remember, the journey itself is an essential part of the adventure, so embrace the spirit of the season as you embark on your holiday adventure. Safe travels and happy holidays!