7 Holiday Travel Tips

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The holidays are crazy enough but throw some travel in there, and it’s a pretty good chance you can go crazy. Over the years there are a few habits I’ve formed to make my travel a lot smoother and much more enjoyable when I travel for the holidays so here are 7 holiday travel tips.

1. Clear Your DVR

I’m a hoarder, I hoard, information, I hoard books and TV Shows are no different. I would be devastated if I returned from a holiday trip to find out my favorite shows didn’t record. So about a week before I leave I take a few minutes to clear the DVR. First on the chopping block is all of my husband’s shows, because clearly, my shows are more important than his. I’ll then delete old shows that I’ve seen already (look I already told you I’m a hoarder) and when I return home from my trip, I can pick up where I left off.

2. Pack Your Self Care

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3. Put Your Mail On Hold

Crime rises during the holidays and a dead giveaway that you’re not home during the holidays is your mail is piling up or spilling out of the mailbox. Put it hold until you get back in town.

4. Unplug Unnecessary Gadgets

I make it a practice to unplug all unnecessary electronics while I’m away because wasting energy is just wrong. So I unplug toasters, coffee makers, printers, etc. I don’t, however, unplug my TV because I need my DVR to capture all my shows remember?

5. Trash the Trash

This is an obvious one but can be forgotten if you’re in a hurry. Take the trash out, and check for any produce that might expire while you’re away. I once left potatoes out while I was away and the smell was rancid when I returned.

6. Pack a Travel Diary

Travel journals are all the rage right now. Take a small journal with you to document the day’s adventures or experiences. It doesn’t have to be anything too serious maybe even bullet points of the most memorable things done for each day. You’ll appreciate it once it’s time to get back to the real world.

7. Unplug

Don’t spend the entire time live streaming or photographing your adventures take that time to make memories and then log them in your travel journal later. They’ll mean so much more, and you’ll appreciate the time with your friends, family, or your much needed me time.
What are some of your holiday travel tips?


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