The holidays are the busiest traveling time of the year. Do you have your holiday travel plans set? Traveling any time of year can take some time to plan, but holiday travel can be a bit more stressful if you let it.
Holiday Travel Tips
If you believe that holiday travel is in the plans, it’s best to get started with the planning now! The earlier you begin figuring out your plans the better! When you start early, you have a better opportunity to save more and stress less. Holiday travel can go smoother when you utilize a few savvy travel tips.
Whether you are planning to drive or fly, there are options available and you need to know which will work best for your travel plans. Driving? Look for a scenic route or interesting roadside stop along the route to break up the drive. Flying? Look for the best fares and know the airline’s bag restrictions. The internet offers a variety of ways to find everything you need.
On a road trip, you will need the extra space for your fellow road trippers and, possibly, gifts that you receive. When flying, it’s often best to avoid checking bags so that there’s no wait at baggage claim. Not to mention, there is less of a chance that you arrive without your luggage.
Speaking of lost luggage, consider Travel Guard® Travel Insurance. In addition to trackingcoverage for lost, damaged, or stolen luggage, Travel Guard can also provide travelers with emergency medical assistance, emergency cash transfer, assistance with replacing lost travel documents, and more. For example, their concierge services are an extraordinary benefit that travelers receive the moment they purchase a policy! It includes restaurant referrals and/or reservations, event ticketing, ground transportation coordination, and much more. It is a great option for people who may not be staying at a “traditional” hotel — such as those with family or vacation rentals. They have plans designed to fit every traveler and budget. Of course, the hope is you never have to use your travel insurance, but if you do need to file a claim, you can do so electronically, which can be very convenient for travelers on the go.
Imagine that you spend precious time wrapping a gift only to have it unwrapped and left in disarray once you go through TSA. With added security around the holidays, it may be best to ship packages. This also helps you avoid checking bags if flying, or gives you more room in the car if driving. Not to mention, it’s one less thing you must worry about during your travels. Sometimes less really is more.
AIG Travel Holiday Twitter Chat
Join us at the AIG Travel Holiday Twitter Chat as we share tips and tricks to help people travel safe, smart, and fun this holiday season! I will be hosting an informative and fun travel Twitter chat with AIG Travel on Thursday, November 10th from 8 to 9pm CT. Come join us and share you best holiday travel tips, plus have a chance to win some great prizes!
- Date: Thursday, November 10th
- Time: 8pm to 9pm CT
- Hashtag: #WhereNext?
- Host: @7onashoestring
- Brand: @TravelGuard
- Co-hosts: @globalmunchkins, @JoLynneShane, @GretaBrinkley, @pennywisemama
- Four (4) $100 VISA gift cards
- One (1) LongChamp Travel Bag