With the holidays upon us and the winter blues prompting people to begin dreaming about vacations in warmer climates, it is important to take a moment to prepare for the unique travel that is winter travel.
Be on Alert of Weather and Be Proactive BEFORE it Happens.
The last thing one wants to see on the 7 day weather forecast are snowflakes on the day of anticipated travel. By staying alert, you will be able to anticipate how you can prepare before the storm hits when everyone is then scrambling to change plans at the same time.
If traveling by air, ask if your airline waives fees for flight changes due to weather.
Did you know there are no federal regulations regarding policies for the dreaded weather-related delay or cancelation? So if you’re going on a domestic flight, be sure to:
If traveling by car, pack a winter car kit.
It’s always wise to have a car kit with the basics like jumper cables, a flashlight, bungee cords and a first aid kit. For winter specific driving, be sure to add in:
In both scenarios, pack light and sensibly.
It’s always a good idea to pack light – but especially for travel that can potentially be delayed. Having a carry-on sized bag not only makes retrieving personal items far simpler, but should the unfortunate event happen that you need to unexpectedly switch flights or routes at a connecting airport, you will have your bag right with you to easily do that.
Don’t pass up a little preparation. It can go a long way in preventing excessively stressful journeys to warmer or homier places this winter season.