Winter Travel Tips for Seniors

While it is normal for holidays to be full of festivities, joy, and travel, many people dread going to the airport and sitting in traffic. However, this can be different because this article has tips to help older people travel comfortably during this season.

Pack Like a Professional

Nothing is more inconvenient than lugging around large, heavy suitcases, not to mention expensive bag check fees. Save time and effort by packing what is necessary. Here’s how:

  1. For winter travel, use hard-shelled suitcases.
  2. Pack items you can wear multiple times using packing cubes to save space.

Spend Less on Flights and Hotels

Hotels and airlines raise their prices during the holiday season, but this does not have to be the case for you; here are some ways to avoid this and save money;

  1. Find senior discounts on rentals, trains, and cars, among other things.
  2. Make early reservations if possible, and travel during the week because it is less expensive. 
  3. Conduct research and compare prices.

Avoid Common Travel Errors

Congestions in the airports and roads are undeniable during holidays. However, you can do certain things to avoid any potential headaches; 

  1. Book nonstop flights to avoid delays and cancellations.
  2. Arrive at the airport two to three hours early and take taxis to avoid the hassle of finding a parking spot.
  3. Keep track of your flight status with an app like FlightStats.

The Bottom Line

The quality of time spent with friends and family during the holiday season is incomparable, but if not adequately planned for, it can be pretty stressful. Fortunately, the tips in this article will help you avoid travel pitfalls, save money, and enjoy less stressful vacations.

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