We know traveling during the holidays can be stressful, so we’ve come up with a few tips for traveling during the holidays, so you don’t have a meltdown!
As always…plan ahead
One of the best ways to avoid the stress of holiday travel is to always plan ahead. Make alternative trip plans if traffic gets in the way or plan a longer scenic route to make the most of your road trip. If you are flying be sure to check the airline’s latest updates on regulations, as these often can change from the last time you flew.
Research things to do in the area and come up with a few ideas on what to do during your stay. Often places give discounts for early-bird specials or simply plan ahead to avoid the event of something selling out.
If you are planning a trip to Lexington, KY, be sure to visit our Lexington, KY Travel Guide for a list of things to do in Lexington, KY.
Ok we know it’s your vacation and you want to get away from it all but staying connected through a chosen travel app could help you to stay sane. For example, if you are on the road, there are apps to help you find the nearest bathroom and cheapest gas.
If flying, avoid checking bags altogether. This way you don’t run the risk of losing your luggage, waiting for your luggage, and will have less to carry around. For helpful packing tips read our blog on these 7 Must-Have Travel Items, to ensure you are packing light.
Pack a snack
Avoid hangry mode and be sure to pack snacks for your journey. It is always good to have something on hand to keep you fueled for the journey.
If you are traveling with gifts it might be a good idea to ship them ahead of time to avoid possibly losing them. Or if you are traveling with gifts, TSA recommends waiting and wrapping them when you reach your destination, as they might have to unwrap a present to inspect it.
Best time to travel
If you can, leave early enough so you are not traveling on one of the biggest travel days of the year, like the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Flying on off-peak days can reduce your travel stress and allows you to get the most out of your vacation. Even time of day can affect your travel anxiety. Reduce your stress and travel early in the day or late in the day.
Stay at Bluegrass Extended Stay
Take the stress out of traveling and book your stay with Bluegrass Extended Stay. Not only will our affordable rooms be kind to your holiday budget, but our convenient amenities will also make you feel right at home.