No doubt that the post-holiday blues could be kicking just when you’ve gotten comfortable and free of worries. How to come back to reality and beat the chaos of traveling back to the city after the holiday season vacation? We’ve put together few easy, breezy tips that will surely help you keep things in order as you get back to reality.
You can get caught up with the holiday craze - shopping, gift-giving, travel and other holiday season-related expenses. But after when everything has come and gone away, it’s important to keep track of your post-holiday budget. A good move to start with is packing snacks during your travel or have your order to-go. Eating outside while on the road or at the airports could mean having to leave a tip. Start the new year right and create a budget that will stick.
Post-holiday chaos is real. While some decide to come back to work a little later to avoid the rush, others have no choice but to hit the road back to reality and this could mean jam-packed airports, heavy road traffic, and other travel mishaps. The possible inevitable flight cancellations and delays could mean you’re staying for a few extra hours at the airport, at hotels, or vacation rentals. Make sure you’re packed for the unexpected. Apart from, of course, your clothes, consider having an emergency kit and a backup of your documents
With everyone flying back after the holidays, the airport traffic can really be a pain in the neck at this time. Lines at the baggage check, security, and boarding would possibly get longer. Usually, it’s advisable to arrive one to two hours before the departure time, but leaving for the airport little earlier (than usual) is a smarter move. Have travel documents secure but always ready. Follow the TSA rules when packing to avoid problems at the checkpoint. Make your airport experience easier and more convenient with these quick and easy tips because long lines should be one less thing travelers to worry about.
You could be thinking “not all will travel back after the holidays,” but don’t be fooled because each one could be thinking the same too. While leaving for the airport earlier than usual will help avoid other delays or other travel mishaps, same goes for travels on the road. However, let’s face it - there’s no best time to hit the road during this season. Getting tips from news or articles based on navigation maps’ predictions is a good idea, but it can also result in worse traffic conditions. You can leave wee hours of the morning or night, have a substitute driver, take alternate routes, make stops when necessary. As for bus or plane rides, pick a seat or an aisle that you are comfortable in, avoid connecting flights, use perks from your loyalty card, and most of all put on those earphones, eye mask, and snooze throughout your flight. Whatever your means of travel will be all that matters is to have a convenient, peaceful, and safe journey.
Listing down tips on how to make the post-holiday travels easier and convenient can be endless, however, all these will be nothing without the most important thing - patience. In cases like airport traffic, a person or a situation can make one impatient. But having a clear mind, a composed demeanor and showing respect will always help keep you on the right track. Practicing patience goes a long way, it does not only help oneself but also better a situation.