AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Traveling is exciting, but it can also take the wind out of you. Couple that with traveling during the holidays, and things get even more taxing—especially if you’re on-the-go with little ones and gifts for the entire family.
Sara Skirboll, Shopping & Trends Expert at RetailMeNot, has shared her top tips and tricks for surviving all holiday travel while keeping your budget intact. To read the full post, visit the RetailMeNot blog, The Real Deal.
How to Combat the (Un)comfort of Holiday Travel—and all the Chaos That Can Come With It
As a frequent jetsetter herself, Skirboll has mastered the art of navigating airport terminals, hotel lobbies and the unexpected inconveniences that inevitably occur. “No matter the means of transportation,” Skirboll says, “I like to take a little bit of comfort with me.”
Skirboll’s Personal Travel Tips Acquired Over Time
Always choose an aisle seat. Although it might not be the best view, you should be hydrating, which means you’ll need to get up frequently. (And an aisle seat makes your neighbors not hate you!) Be sure to pack those frequently forgotten items, such as glasses, contact lenses and chargers. Instead of racking up a bill in the airport terminal, pack a nutritious granola bar in your carry-on to tie you over until you make it to your destination. Carry hand sanitizer and travel size Wet Ones to disinfect your area. Airplanes are one of the most common places to catch a bug. Pro tip: Always use your elbow to close the lavatory door instead of your hands. When packing, take advantage of the extra space in your shoes to store socks and other small items. Wrap your shoes in shower caps or plastic bags to keep them from staining your clothing. Do this for your dirty clothes on the way back to keep them separated. Have a pair of cheap slippers to fold up and keep in your luggage; this makes the stay at your hotel or someone’s home much cozier.
Here are a few of Skirboll’s top travel essentials to carry along on any journey—and where to snag them for cheap. All of these will combat issues like dehydration, cold temperatures and uncomfortable seating arrangements.
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