‘Tis the Season for Holiday Travel

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The holiday season is often very busy and full of traveling to various joyful celebrations. Spending time with family and friends is at the heart of most people’s plans during the holiday season. Whether you plan to visit with loved ones at home or abroad, there are several travel tips to help you prepare for a healthy and safe holiday travel season. Here’s a quick look at a few of the top holiday travel tips you can follow to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip.

Top Tips to Remember Before You Head Out for the Holidays

Preparing your home for your trip can help to ensure a smooth return. Do not forget that if cold temperatures are in the forecast, you should properly prepare your pipes to avert significant damage as the result of frozen pipes. If you have pets, plan ahead to make appropriate arrangements so they are well cared for while you are away. You may also want to consider requesting a hold on your mail while you are gone to prevent your mailbox or porch from mail accumulation.

To avoid your home from being burglarized, you may consider asking a trustworthy neighbor to keep watch for any suspicious activity. Do not post on social media sites that you will be away from your home; this is an open invitation to burglars. Also, be sure to check that your home security system is programmed and activated before leaving. Inspect all monitoring equipment, such as cameras, motion sensors, and alarms. For a visual a deterrence, it’s recommended to leave a few lights on to make it appear someone is in the home. Take advantage of any smartphone apps available through your security company that will allow you to monitor your home while traveling.

Top Tips to Remember While Traveling During the Holidays

The busy holiday season means traffic will be heavy and car trouble can be both dangerous and very unpleasant when traveling. Whether your destination will be reached by car or whether you need to ensure you reach your flight, it is important to have your car serviced and inspected before leaving. All maintenance should be up to date, tires inspected properly, and you should have an emergency roadside kit on hand. Planning ahead can help prevent unexpected detours and ensures you have enough time to reach your destination safely.

Top Tips to Remember When Traveling Abroad For the Holidays

If you have plans to travel abroad, leave a copy of your itinerary with friends or family members and provide them with a contact number. This will ensure they are able to reach you if there is an emergency. To be better prepared, there are several things to consider and ask yourself before leaving the country, such as what would happen in the event there is a medical illness, medical emergency, or a natural or terrorist disaster while you are traveling abroad. It is always recommended to have travel insurance when traveling abroad for such instances. In addition, travel insurance covers things, such as lost luggage and trip cancellation to give you a peace of mind and a safe holiday travel.

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