This isn’t news: the holidays are a busy and overwhelming time of the year to travel. While the end result of getting to friends and family for quality time, tasty meals, and unforgettable memories are always worth it, traveling can definitely become a hassle if you’re not prepared. If you’re going to be traveling during the holidays, today’s blog is for you!

The team at Miami Vice Limo Service wanted to take today and go over a few things that you can do to make it just the tiniest bit easier to breathe while traveling during the holidays. Let’s dive right in. 

Plan Your Travel Days Wisely

If you travel frequently, you know that you’re going to want to try your best to schedule your travel days on off-peak days. Not only is this going to make your time at the airport a little bit smoother, but more often than not you’ll also save a bit of money. If you’re going to be traveling with children, this is definitely a tip that you are going to want to take advantage of as it will speed up your time at the airport.

Pack Your Gifts With Strategy

Gifts are something that many people traveling for the holidays will have to consider when packing their bags. Make sure that you’re not only taking this into consideration when purchasing bags for the trip, but also that you’re using a bit of strategy when packing them. If you have any gifts that are fragile, make sure to wrap them in bubble wrap or carry them on the plane so that you don’t wind up with a broken item. You may also need to get creative with the wrapping or set the precedence that gifts may not be as pretty as they were when you left.

Consider Shipping Gifts

If having to factor gifts into your travel plan has been a bit stressful, consider shipping your gifts directly to the residence that you’ll be staying at. Though this may be an additional cost in terms of shipping, you won’t have to pay for an extra suitcase for the flight back. This is definitely a great option if you don’t plan on having items that you’ll need to fly back with. Although, if you do decide to ship your gifts, you can always bring an extra suitcase for any gifts that were received to make the trip back.

Prepare for the Trip 

There’s no doubt about it, one of the best ways to minimize stress is to prepare for the trip ahead of you. There are so many ways that you can do this. From shipping gifts so that you don’t have to worry about checking backs to registering for TSA PreCheck, you can do the work in advance to minimize the amount of time (and the amount of stress) at the airport. It may feel like a lot to tackle before the holidays, but trust us — you’ll be glad that you did this in advance. 

Schedule Your Private Airport Transportation

Something that very few people consider doing in advance is scheduling private airport transportation to and from the airport. While your family or friends could surely make time to pick you up, why not avoid this type of stress and have a ride set up in advance. 

The team at Miami Vice Limo Service provides a variety of cars for you to choose from for your private airport transportation. Whether you’re traveling with a couple of people or you’re going to be traveling in a large group, we can help. Browse the variety of cars we have available to determine which will best accommodate those that you’re traveling with (and their luggage). Contact our office today to get your ride reserved and we’ll take care of the rest!