Last minute holiday travel requires making whirlwind preparation. In such instances, you’re liable to make mistakes but you can minimize them when you use the guide below.
Book online; book direct.
Travel agencies and other usual avenues for making vacation arrangements are probably closed during the holidays. You’re going to waste a lot of time if you insist on one that’s stayed open while the rest of the world goes on holiday. To save on time, money, and effort, just book everything online. Brick and mortar shops may close but websites are usually ready to serve 24/7. Better yet, why not call directly the hotel or airline you’re interested in? That’s sure to get results!
Make advanced reservations.
It’s sheer folly if you assume something will be available during the holidays. These are, after all, the busiest time of the year. Burn the phone lines if you have to. Stay online 24/7 if necessary. Do whatever’s required until you’re able to secure a reservation.
Get stocked and stuffed.
Anticipate your needs. This is even more critical if you’ve booked a cabin, cottage, or any other type of accommodations that doesn’t come with room service. Stock on food, medicine, cash, and the likes. Holidays mean a lot of closed signs hanging on doors but you shouldn’t pin all your hopes on convenience stores. Before leaving home, be sure that you’ve already raided all your cupboards and the groceries if necessary.