The nine days of Las Posadas could be a great holiday
season... and holiday season also means that, most families go for vacationing
at this time of the year. It is the peak travel season in may places around
the world. Besides, glittering lights, shopping discounts and festivities,
shopping mall Santas and dangling mistletoe.
Other things that you should be prepare for are
traffic jams, flight delays, packing problems, lost luggage and other traveling
woes. Here are some tips to avoid or face some of the most common holiday
travel season problems:
Diabetics and allergic people should always have a note from the doctor to carry
the needles and injections while traveling, so they do not face much problem
with the heavy security areas.
If possible, book your
flights for Las Posadas, or even Christmas day, itself. This will give you a
bonus of empty flights and airports and quick processing. Return flights can
be scheduled on off-peak days for the same purposes.
If you are booking online,
it is always best to make sure that you have got the seats that you have requested
for to avoid last-minute confusions. Many-a-times, the busy flight schedule
cause the members of the family to be separated or you may not get the seat
that you 'needed'. Calling the airlines is perhaps the best way to confirm this.
If you are flying to a new city, buying maps and guidebooks can be a big help.
This will help you to know beforehand the best tourism sites in the city and
specific destinations that you may want to visit. It will also make it easy
for you to find your way in the new city and travel with confidence.
If you are taking flights,
it is always best to pack your things in clear plastic bags, so that the security
checking can be get over with more easily and quickly. Sometimes, it is done
so many times, that it can just make your clothes dirty or something loose may
just get lost. Las Posadas or Christmas gift packages are also opened and checked
and it is advisable not to pre-wrap them.
It is advisable to always
keep the cell phone charger with you. Being stuck out of the hotel due to snow
or heavy rains is not so rare.
It is always helpful to keep a travel item list in your pocket diary or computer.
It should include that is needed to travel to any country or region in the world,
to fare comfortably in all types of climate and weather conditions and for all
possible trip length. In this way, all you need before packing is to check off
items from the list that you want to carry as your luggage. This method will
help you to avoid forgetting things and lose some fun in your vacation destination
just because you forgot to bring 'it'.
Politeness and showing
empathy makes traveling easier. While it reduces the stress of the employee
you are facing, it always helps you to grab best deals too such as reducing
your time of waiting and being upgraded on your flight.