Travel Tips for the Holidays
Katarina Churich '15
With winter break right around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for that trip to Tahoe, Hawaii, or wherever your family decides to whisk you off to. On that note, here are some helpful suggestions for your holiday vacation.
The longer you wait to book flights, the more prices increase. Plan in advance as to avoid last-minute stress over finding flights within your budget. This is one of the most popular times to travel; don’t wait for bookings to sell out!
In the event that reaching your destination requires a plane, arrive at the airport an hour and a half before departure. This will prevent rushing through security and sprinting to your gate just as the doors close. “For general travel I would say be prepared for the security checkpoint; don’t be that person who has to take five minutes to get through!” exclaimed Nina Pappas ’14. Give yourself enough time to go through each station of the airport with some extra time to relax before boarding.
Whether you are transitioning from hot to cold weather or vice versa, wearing layers on a flight or road trip allows you to easily arrive at your destination prepared for the climate.
I know it’s difficult. I myself am a victim of obsessive over-packing. Try your best and only bring necessities, and make sure you check ahead of time what the weather will be like! If packing becomes a serious issue, I would advise shipping some of your luggage to the hotel so you aren’t hauling numerous suitcases in the airport.
Enjoy your holiday break; those of us stuck at home wish you the best of luck in your travels!
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