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Less Stress, More Celebration: The Best Ways to Travel During the Holidays - Cool Gear Blog
Travel blogger Elie Raflowitz of Where to Next shares her top tips for managing holiday travel: The holidays are a time for friends, family, celebration, and – ugh – hectic commutes. But do they have to be? With so many people traveling during the winter season, plan for better travel. It sounds simple enough, but this is how to actually do it. Pack Light Do you really need all that stuff? Probably not. I’ve become a light packer, really only bringing things that I need. I don’t worry about the shampoo or hairdryer because your hotel (or parents) will have it. I bring only the essentials and it makes for less lugging of bags and, by focusing on key things, not as much worrying I could be forgetting something important in the mass of superfluous items. Get the toiletries you are bringing ready ahead of time in a TSA-approved reusable mesh bag (like this one pictured). Plan Your Visits Whether you’re going away or heading home for the holidays, map out ahead of time all the people you want to see and prioritize what you want to do, so you don’t find yourself trying to pack everything in on …