Not everyone travels for the holidays, but there are plenty of us who do. Unfortunately, holiday travel can be a total nightmare, whether for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other winter holiday. Aside from the stress of regular vacations, holiday travel can be crowded, frantic and downright frustrating.

I once drove from San Francisco to San Diego on the day before Thanksgiving and a trip that normally takes eight hours took sixteen. If you are anticipating the ugly aspect of holiday travel, this article can help make your trip as stress free as possible. A few of our favorite tips:

  • Book early
  • Get your shopping done in advance
  • Notify clients or set an out of office reply
  • Plan in a little down time

Holiday Travel: 10 Tips to Make it (Mostly) Stress Free | Apartment Therapy


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