Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Traveling

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  • Consider a Smaller Airport
  • Weigh Bags at Home First, Check-In Lines Will Be Long
  • If You Are Driving, Check Your Vehicle
  • Bring Reading Materials and Games for the Children
  •  Ship Gifts in Advance
  • Use Technology to Help You Plan
  • Your Holiday Travel Guide
  • Check for Flight Cancellations
  • Avoid Peak Travel Dates
  •  Book Flights in Advance

If You Are Driving, Check Your Vehicle

Not everyone will be flying to this holiday season. More than 38 million Americans will travel by automobile, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). Make sure your car is in good condition when you get on the road. Check that your insurance is up to date and get your oil changed (if needed) so your vehicle is ready for your holiday pilgrimage.

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