The holiday season is the peak season for travel. Whether flying out of town to an exotic location, driving cross country or just traveling a shorter distance to spend time with family and friends, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when planning your trip to ensure an easy and enjoyable getaway. Usually most of the planning is focused on the daily itinerary, as in, what will you will be doing when you get there. However in order to enjoy yourself to the max once you have arrived at your destination, you need to insure that getting there is stress free.
When contemplating a family vacation where you need to drive a very long distance, most of us groan at the thought of having to drive for hours on end with rowdy kids as your background music. Even traveling alone or with other adults for long distance can be quite irritating. An increasingly popular alternative is to ship your car to your destination via an auto transport. You arrange with a car shipping company to have them pick up your car and transport it via a specialized vehicle transporter to your destination of choice. You, on the other hand, are free to travel via plane, bus, train or whatever means of transportation you are most comfortable with bypassing the endless hours of tiresome driving. You will arrive at your destination more stress free and your car will arrive there as well in great condition. Another advantage you will enjoy with this option is that you are avoiding putting on extra mileage and wear and tear on your own vehicle.
However you decide to travel, make sure you come prepared for the actual trip itself. Bring along a travel bag as your hand luggage packed with all sorts of entertainment. Including books, games, iPod, portable DVD, with plenty of age appropriate DVD’s. The more prepared you are the better. Also, take along some food and drinks for the trip. Everyone will be in much better moods if they have eaten well thus being making everybody much more co-operative.
Also, when doing the packing for the trip, try to pack lightly. No need to pack every single pair of shoes in your closet. Look at the 10 day weather forecast and get a feel for the weather conditions you can expect and pack accordingly. If you pack lightly you will make the loading and unloading of your car much easier and you will be minimizing the wait time at the airport as well as the chance for packages getting misplaced.
If you are traveling by car, a great way to pack is by using large clear plastic containers in place of suitcases. They are easy to carry and stack up neatly in the trunk of your car. Additionally, if you will be living out of suitcases, you will find using clear containers to be very helpful. You can easily see from the outside what you are looking for, without having to turn your suitcase inside out and upside down.
You will see that by paying attention to “getting there” part of the trip, it will enhance the actual trip greatly as well. Everyone will get to their destinations in great moods and will be ready to enjoy the main part of the getaway itself. So plan well, you will be sure to enjoy the results.
Amy Trip is a business consultant for 1autotransport.com which specializes inFlorida NY auto transport . Amy has advised many happy and satisfied customers in using an auto transport when planning their trip. Image by brewbooks