Saturday, November 21, 2015

Preparing for a Last Minute Holiday Travel (part 2 of 2)

Leave early.

Traffic is absolutely horrible during the holidays and that’s an indisputable fact. Denying the truth won’t help so it’s important for you to leave as early as you can. If you leave during peak hours, you’ll have to contend with impatient drivers and frantic crowds.

Check transportation.

If you are going to drive to your destination, make sure you have a professional check your car. Get a full tank of gas to reduce the need for making unnecessary stops. Plan your routes carefully. Use your GPS or any other reference tool to determine the best routes. Determine the number of pit stops required for your travel and make sure you time each and every stage of your travel so that you won’t find yourself taking a wrong turn in the wrong place at the wrong time. Surely you’ve seen enough slasher movies to know what happens when you make a wrong turn, don’t you?

If you’re going to rent a car for your last-minute travel plans, you need to choose a suitable vehicle for your vacation plan. A flashy sports car may make a great choice for weekend getaways and short trips but it’s not the perfect transportation mode if you’re going to explore rough mountain routes or trek desert paths.

In any case, make sure to read terms and conditions before paying for your car rental. Be sure to verify insurance details of your rented car. This way, if something bad happens, you’re not liable to pay.


Things can and will go wrong one way or another. Think about it. Even though you’ve planned everything to the last detail during your last vacation, something still ended up wrong. What more when you’re having a last minute vacation?

When misfortune indeed strikes, just learn to accept it and move on. It’s the holidays, after all! Be jolly, forget about the hassles, and just look forward to having some great R & R when you finally get to your destination.

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