Post Holiday Travel Hacks

Traveling after the holidays is a must if you want to get back home or want to go anywhere for a vacation. Sometimes it’s better to head out for the holidays after everyone else is back at home. Then, you don’t have to deal with as many crowds. Here are some other tips that you can use to your advantage.

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SeatGuru is a great way to check out different seats on planes while looking for tickets. Is there an exit with a colder temperature by it that you may want to be wary of? Will there be enough leg room in a certain area? There are many different apps like the SeatGuru one and GateGuru that lets you know where you need to be and when you should be there. You’ll feel far more comfortable if you are aware of what you need to do exactly so you’re not stressing out and can map out everything from where to be to where you’d like to sit.

Renting a car from somewhere is a good idea if you need to save a little money. The more you can avoid paying extra for services, the more money you’ll have to get souvenirs and more while you’re on your trip. Before you sign anything and pay for help from a rental car company, make sure you speak with a staff about whether or not you can get some insurance in case of an accident. If you want to save some money on the rental, you can use coupons and promo codes.

When you want to travel, take something with you that you can use as a pillow in case you get stuck somewhere. For example, if you wear a hoodie it can be comfortable to wear when you’re cold and it can easily be folded into a pillow if you need one. Sometimes you’ll get stuck in an airport for many hours or a few days and you need to stay rested. Bring along your phone and set an alarm if you have to take a nap just in case you sleep for too long.

Did you know that you can bring your own liquor on a flight with you? The TSA won’t let you have anything that’s over 3 ounces, but there are little shooter bottles you can get that have that amount or less. Always read the rules that each airline has in case they don’t allow this, but for the most part this is a good way to save money. You can usually get a drink on some flights, but they are very expensive. They will even give you free sodas, sometimes as a mixer once on your way to or from somewhere.

The idea of traveling after the holidays is going to work to your advantage. Not many people realize that if they travel at times after the holidays, it’s going to be much cheaper. Don’t deal with the crowds and expensive prices if you don’t have to!