Four Simple Tips For Surviving Busy Travel Days

The busiest travel days of the year appropriately fall on the most inconvenient points on the calendar. The days leading up to Christmas and the days that follow Christmas are forever chaotic travel days, where the airports fill with the masses hoping to get home and the roads clog with families and friends leaving holiday parties. And while it might seem like you need a stiff drink and a whole lot of patience to make it out of a busy travel day, there are several simple things you can do to avoid disaster and catastrophe when it appears the whole world is heading back home from the holidays.

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Four Stops For Last Minute Gifts To Grab On the Road

My holiday shopping is more of an act of holiday procrastination. I am one of those shoppers who rush out on December 24th with the masses and fight over gloves or those sad souls that get sucked into paying overnight shipping on last minute online orders. You might say the traveler has the most obstacles in their path for getting gifts in order while being in foreign cities or stuck at the airport. You don’t necessarily have time and familiarity of setting on your side to go gift searching. If you are on your way to your relatives across the country or maybe across an ocean and you have no gifts in your suitcase, the road is filled with last minute gift stops so that you don’t have to show up empty handed or severely worse for the wear physically and monetarily.

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Suitcase Shopping: Questions To Ask When Buying a Rolling Suitcase

You will frequently find me loitering in the luggage sections of department stores or scouring luggage sites online. I am forever in search of the perfect rolling suitcase. The quest for the ideal rolling suitcase for a vacation or a trip around the world can be a long road to disappointment. You purchase a suitcase and find its pockets pointless. The bag weighs more than an elephant when empty. After years of searching for luggage and trying different bags and brands, I have discovered what travelers should look for in order to score the perfect rolling suitcase.

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Long Layovers 101: How To Deal With The Layover That Never Ends

They say it’s not the destination. It’s the journey. And while the road to anywhere can be filled with valuable travel experiences, the long airport layover feels more like a journey through one of Dante’s circles of Hell. I am sitting in a chair that hits my back in such a way to induce a little extra pain. Frankly, I’m lucky to even have a seat as I work through one of the longest layovers I have ever experienced. I left Denver last night for New York. Arriving at 6AM Eastern Time, I have roughly nine hours before I can even begin checking in for my next flight. I’m not alone in my discomfort. Travelers attempting to deal with the long layover surround me.

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SFO Opens Yoga Room

Airport terminals are being renovated and redesigned to include conveniences that any air traveler could ask for.

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