Traveling on the road or by air does not have to be stressful. With a little planning, you can help keep your journey hassle-free.
The Car Ride
Before embarking on your road trip, consult this list and find all the necessities for a successful journey.
- Road maps and directions
- Snacks and bottled water
- Games and activities for the kids
- Travel music
Don’t forget to recharge your cell phone and fill the gas tank the night before you leave. It is good to pack an emergency kit, flashlight and some blankets in the trunk just in case you have a flat tire or need roadside assistance. Stash enough snacks to tide you over until help comes, just in case.
Plane or Train
Lines at the airport or station could be long and you may experience delays when picking up tickets and checking luggage, so add some extra time to the recommended airport and train station check-in times. Here are a few additional tips:
- Check to make sure your luggage is within airline weight and quantity limits. Many airlines now charge for checking baggage, so if you can, pack light and bring a carry-on to save money.
- Consider taking advantage of curbside check-in service where available.
- Don’t forget to check for restrictions on the size and contents of carry-on items.
- Remember the 3-oz rule for liquids in your carry-on bags and double-check the current regulations.
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