The holiday season brings family gatherings around the world. People are traveling near and far to link up with friends and family to celebrate their respective holiday. This year, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa run at all different times so celebrations are on tilt. If you are traveling, there are a few things you should know. Whether you are going by train, plane, or automobile, there are some travel DO’s and DONT’s you should adhere to. We’ve decided to put together a list and hopefully, this will help you travel safely this holiday season.
DO travel light. With airplane luggage fees on the rise, less is more. If you are bringing gifts, you should ship them ahead or simply shop when you reach your destination. Minimizing space in the car with fewer packages is key to being comfortable during long road trips unless your trunk space is crazy.
DON’T travel on a full stomach. Having to use the bathroom while on the road is awkward. Doing #2 on an airplane is annoying to the other passengers.The air is recycled on an aircraft so the smell never really leaves and just circulates the plane. Rest bathrooms are crowded and the lines are long. If you wait until the last minute, you may not even make it. Eat light and bring snacks that will get you through the trip. If you will be stopping at a hotel to stay over, that’s different.
DO charge your electronics and devices before leaving. Nothing worse than traveling with electronics that die mid-trip. Even though there are plugs and outlets everywhere, you don’t want to have to count on finding a plug to power up.
DON’T watch porn while flying or traveling. Be respectful of the people around you. Netflix upgraded their services and allows you to watch certain shows and movies offline. Definitely get one of those instead.
DO drive safely. With inclement weather in some areas, driving carefully is key. Paying attention to the road is important. Don’t text and talk while driving. If possible, use hands-free equipment during your drive. Aside from driving safely, having conversations in public is annoying. Try to reserve those conversations for later and text instead. And the obvious… Don’t drink and drive.
With that being said, we hope you reach your destination safely and enjoy the holidays.