Tips for Holiday Travel

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Tips for Holiday Travel

By Nadia Jastrjembskaia, Ph.D., CLIA certified Elite Cruise Counselor

Are you ready for holiday travel? Probably, yes!

But anyway, be prepared for long lines, noisy airports, road traffic and more.

I have a few suggestions for you.

Pack light

Try your best to avoid check-in luggage. Yes, you need a lot of gift to take with you.

But! Think about the alternative in form of gift cards or even cash.

Pack carry-on.

Your check-in luggage has a chance to be lost. Make sure you have the following things in your carry-on:

  • Your medications,
  • Important documents,
  • Change of clothes,
  • Your toothbrush.

Pack earplugs.

Be prepared for a crowd at airport. It will be noisy and stressful.

The easiest way to escape is to use earplugs.

More likely you will have a crying baby next to you. – Earplugs are a solution.

Research traffic.

How many times my clients were late for their cruise due to traffic!

It doesn’t hurt to research which road is congested or may be congested.

Add additional time cushion to drive to airport or pier.

This may help you to be stress-free when you arrive to your destination.

Stay connected.

I recommend to use apps that I mentioned in my previous blogs – Flight Status and GateGuru.

Flight Status gives you real-time updates on delays, baggage numbers.

GateGuru gives you approximate times you’ll spend in security.

Other suggestions:

  • Confirm your flight and print your boarding pass. For some airlines, you can use your smartphone with boarding pass.
  • Put a card with your name, address, phone number and itinerary in each check-in suitcase.
  • Do last-minute laundry, wash dishes, change sheets. – It is a pleasure to return to clean house after trip.
  • Water houseplants and take pets to kennel.
  • Dispose of any perishable food in the fridge.
  • Mail last-minute bills.
  • Set timers for indoor lights.
  • Check your travel ID/passport BEFORE you leave your house.

Have a great Christmas trip!

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Nadia Jastrjembslaia. PhD. is a CLIA certified Cruise Counselor in the highest rank of Elite Cruise Counselor and Luxury Cruise Specialist. CLIA stands for Cruise Line International Association. She is a managing director of Aurora Cruises and Travel - storefront cruise travel agency in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She experienced more than 80 cruise ships and sailings. Nadia is a published author with her new book Suite Cruising on Royal Caribbean Fleet is scheduled to hit market in March 2016.

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