Holiday Travel Tips
Millions of Americans travel over the holidays each year. Getting to your travel destination can be stressful with so many fellow travelers crowding airports. Follow these quick tips to stay safe and sane when traveling over the holidays.
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Avoid peak travel days and times
The easiest way to avoid hassle is to the find times when roads and airports are the least busy. Conventional wisdom says to avoid traveling December 22, 23, and 26. If you must travel on these days, it’s best to leave early or late in the day when the roads and airports are calmest.
Do your homework
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. It’s important to prepare before you go on a trip. If you’re traveling by car, check your tire pressure, change your oil, and have a GPS or a current map by your side.
Timing is key when it comes to airport travel. Book your flight well in advance and show up to the airport early and prepared. Allow enough time so that if something unexpected happens, making your flight will not be an issue. Carry a print out of your ticket and a travel itinerary. Lastly, remember to have your cell phone charged and programmed with the phone number for your airlines.
Travel Light and don’t pre-wrap presents
Drivers and airline travelers each benefit by packing lightly. Avoid unwanted stress at the airport by traveling with only carry-on bags if possible. Plus, drivers who travel with less gear get better gas mileage and fill up fewer times. It’s important not to wrap Christmas presents before you reach your destination. They have the risk of being opened by a TSA agent, or damaged if your car comes to a quick stop. If you’re traveling with your laptop or tablet, protect it with a durable travel case.
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Lets face it; holiday travel can be monotonous. Make sure to bring something to keep yourself and family members entertained. Music and books are a must. Tablet devices, like iPad or eReaders, provide some modern entertainment for travelers. Just be sure to protect valuable technology with a protective tablet case or eReader case.
When it comes to staying comfortable and protecting your gear, there is no better traveling partner than Pelican Products. For those taking to the skies, our travel cases and our rugged backpacks safeguard valuable electronics from unexpected turbulence and overzealous baggage handlers. For long road trips, don’t forget to pack our remote area lighting systems, headlamps or powerful LED flashlights. They’re a safety must for long road trips.
From the roads to the skies to the beaches and mountains, Pelican delivers peace of mind to hectic holiday travel.
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Safe travels and happy holidays!