7 Holiday Travel Tips We Swear By

We get it: The traveling part of getting to your final destination is never fun, especially during the holiday season. You already have so much on your plate this time of year with work, get-togethers, and other events. Then, at the airport, the lines tend to be longer, the crowds tend to be bigger, and the flights are much fuller than usual, which means that there is much more of an opportunity for things to go south. There are, however, some surefire ways to make the journey a lot less stressful.

Having spent a lot of time traveling (thanks to work and personal trips), our editors have gotten enough experience under our belts to have learned some helpful holiday travel tips along the way, especially when it comes to dealing with flights.

The tips we’ve picked up cover everything from how we plan our day-of-travel outfit to what pieces will come in handy as we pack our carry-on bag to how we opt to organize all that we are bringing with us. This makes the journey much more of a breeze and helps guarantee a more relaxing flight to boot, which makes a huge difference. While traveling, unfortunately, leaves a lot out of our control, at least we can have some peace of mind by putting these tips into action.

Keep reading to check out our top holiday travel tips of the moment, plus shop all the products we rely on to make the trip (or trips!) go as smoothly as possible.