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The Do’s and Don’ts of
by Joy Ross, Travel Journeys
Traveling at Christmas Time
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year — listening to holiday music, seeing loved ones and exchanging presents is what we look forward to during the holidays. What we don’t look forward to—
is the stress of getting to where you need to be. More people travel during the holidays than any other time of the year. Here are some tips to help keep your cool while traveling during the holiday season.
Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute to Plan Your Trip If you are planning on traveling out of the country or a high demand destination you need to book your travel plans 8 to 10 months prior to Christmas—waiting any longer can result in higher fares and fewer options. Some destinations can book up a year or more in advance.
Do Double Check Your Passport When You Book Do check your passport expiration date if traveling out of the country at the same time you book your travel. Some countries will not allow entry if you are within six months of your expiration date. For re-entering the United States, make sure to have the Mobile Passport download for shorter custom lines.
Do Plan Ample Time to Get to the Airport
Do allow ample time to arrive at the airport allowing enough time for tra c, park your car and check-in for your  ight. Please, make sure to plan how much time it will take you to get through security. Take note of the average wait time at your airport and give yourself more cushion than that.
Don’t Wrap Presents
TSA can go through your luggage, and they can also unwrap any presents you may be bringing with you. Do yourself a favor and wait until you arrive at your destination to wrap your gifts.
Don’t Forget About Your Cell Service?
If you are traveling out of the country, check with your wireless provider about whether or not you will receive phone service once you land. You don’t want to come home to a massive phone bill or have to go without service entirely because that country isn’t included in your plan.
Most importantly, take a moment to breathe and enjoy the ride. Air travel has advanced so much and it allows millions of people to see the world and their loved ones so much easier. Yes, the airports will be crowded and everyone is trying to get to their destinations but staying calm and  nding little things to smile about should help to ease your travel worries.
Planning a Romantic Vacation, Honeymoon or Family Vacation can seem overwhelming when you have so many other things to do. We know the resorts that deliver the experience that you’re searching for and can suggest those little “extras” that can make your vacation even more memorable. Contact Travel Journeys 303-663-0238 or email us today.
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