Holiday Travel Dos and Don’ts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year–and whether you plan to travel to family or to a tropical destination and build a sandman instead of a snowman, there are a few dos and don’ts for this holiday season. IMG_1157

  1. DO Buy the Gift of Travel–but be cautious about the destination and be sure to include Cancel for Any Reason travel protection, just in case 
  2. DON’T Surprise Your Family–Cousin Eddie, ’nuff said
  3. DO Visit popular Theme Parks and Attractions–be sure to get there early and DON’T LEAVE (if you leave and the park reaches capacity, you will be denied re-entry)
  4. DON’T expect complimentary upgrades–airlines and hotels may sell out during this busy season, so book what you want, not what you hope to get
  5. DO attend special holiday events and shows wherever you go– like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party where you can see the spectacular Holiday Wishes
  6. DON’T be rude or impolite to flight attendants, reservations agents, bell hops, or really anyone–if a snafu does occur, know that they really are trying to fix it as soon as possible
  7. DO expect everywhere to be crowded–restaurants, dinner shows, museums, zoos, etc; holiday events may require reservations/tickets at least a week in advance if not sooner
  8. DON’T be the overly intoxicated guest at the hotel or on the airplane–for other behavior no-nos, check out Oyster’s 10 Ways to Avoid Being the Hotel Guest No One Likes
  9. DO arrive early and plan for delays–hotel rooms might not be ready at check in, airlines may be overbooked, entrance lines could seem endless, so plan to arrive early to avoid as many hassles as possible and plan for delays by making sure devices are equipped with games and movies and that chargers are at the ready
  10. DON’T forget to cherish this time with your loved ones–you may be snowed in in Minnesota but at least you are all there together, so go grab some hot cocoa for the kids (spiked egg nog for you) and reminisce about your favorite holiday memories; you never know, this might just become one of them

Do you have some holiday tips to share? We’d love to read them in the comments below! Here’s wishing you Happy, Safe and Blessed Travels this holiday season!IMG_1150

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