With the number of people traveling on vacation, it is important to take a few safety precautions to make sure everyone is comfortable and safe.
In light of this, here are some of the best advice from people who have experienced travel during the holiday rush:
The first thing you need to stay safe is your home. Make sure he will be safe for the duration of your absence. Check the locks on all your windows and doors. Unplug unnecessary devices and check your taps. Activate your security alarm and put it in timer mode. Let your neighbor know you are gone and ask if they can keep an eye on your house. Do not leave messages on your answering machine regarding vacations.
If you are going to be away for only a few days, try to pack as little luggage as possible. Whenever possible, simply take carry-on baggage to avoid having to pay for baggage check-in. Do not bring prohibited items to the airport. If you are traveling by car, put all your luggage in the compartment so that you have more room inside the car.
Travel by plane
Before going to the airport, be sure to call the airline and confirm your flight; this is important to ensure that you can be accommodated on the flight, or if there are possibilities of a canceled flight.
Leave at least 4 hours earlier if you are traveling abroad and 3 hours for domestic flights. It is better to wait at the airport than to be left behind by the plane.
Secure all of your documents and have them handy when you are online at airport security checkpoints.
Traveling by car
Have your vehicle checked by your mechanics one week before your departure. This is very important, especially during the winter season. It would be a total disaster if you got stuck on the road in the middle of nowhere because your car suddenly refused to move.
Manage your gifts
Wrapped gifts are not allowed at the airport, so don't waste your effort in wrapping your gifts. It would be a good idea to just bring the items and then pack them when you reach your destination. Another good idea is to have them shipped to their destination.
Traveling with children
Traveling with your children can be tedious, but with a few tips and a lot of patience, a lot of inconvenience can be avoided. If you are bringing a baby, you should make sure that all of the essential baby items are in one bag. Don't forget to bring toys and make sure baby formula is always ready.
For older children, try to keep them busy to avoid frequent tantrums and moans. Children tend to get bored easily if they have to stay in one place for a long time, so try to keep them entertained.