The holiday season is just around the corner and everyone’s excited and eager for that grand family reunion. Truly the holidays are a time for fun and enjoyment but unfortunately, my last holiday wasn’t as fun because I forgot to list down all the things I needed to bring before our annual road trip.

Yes, every year my family and I travel to Michigan to meet our other relatives. All our relatives from various states travel to my grandparent’s house every December. This year, my family and I decided to travel a bit early so we can enjoy a quick holiday vacation before heading out to my grandparents’ house. We have been planning this vacation for months and I couldn’t contain my excitement. And since I want this vacation to be perfect, I’ve resolved to list down 5 tips to make your holiday trip a success.

Holidays can be stressful if you don’t know how to handle it well. I’ve been burying my nose in books reading about how to plan a stress-free holiday and so I decided to share them with you. I haven’t tried them yet but I will for this year’s vacation and I’m pretty sure all will go well because I myself am convinced that these tips I will be listing down here all make sense and they are very useful too.


  1.    Always Plan Your Route Ahead – Consider this as a vacation trip. Even though you know where you’re heading, the holidays can become quite a bit chaotic what with the influx of so many people. If you’re planning to visit more than one state make sure you map out a feasible route and set the dates at least a month before you travel.


  1.    Flying Can Be Costly – There are times when we’d like to travel someplace for the holidays especially those who want to experience a white Christmas. Before you do, keep in mind that traveling by plane during this time can be really expensive unless you’ve booked your tickets ahead of time. Plus there’s always the possibility of cancellations. If your destination can be reached by car or train, take those modes of transportation at least you know there won’t be any cancellations to ruin your planned holiday.


  1.    Strive To Be Creative – Spending hours on the road can be a bore but it doesn’t have to be if you have with you podcasts revolving around Disney World. And while you’re at it you can also check out the best stroller for Disney World as well! Podcasts are the ultimate boredom killer because it keeps you entertained while you’re on the road.


  1.    Make A List – Making a list of all the things you need has to be done two weeks prior to your departure so you can still have enough time to double check if everything is in place. A list isn’t just about the things you need to bring but also the things you need to prepare while you’re away such as unplugging every appliance in the home and making sure the dogs have a place to stay while you’re out of town.


  1.    Pack Stuff 3 Days Ahead – The same principle applies. Packing ahead of time reduces your chances of forgetting things and it gives you enough time to re-check your stuff minimizing any possibility of panic.


These are my 5 useful tips that I hope would be of use for you this season. Happy holidays!

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