Tame Holiday Travel Tension

Perhaps it’s the frenzy that arrives with the holiday shopping season. Maybe it’s the missed turns, the long lines, or the fact that you never, ever remember to pack your toothbrush. Whether going to the beach or getting together with in-laws, your trip doesn’t have to be taxing.

We gathered tips and talked to knowledgeable staff at Country Inns & Suites By Carlson about how you can relieve holiday travel blues and create an enjoyable vacation.

1. Let someone else drive: Being able to leave home calmly can set the tone for your entire trip. Rather than dealing with rentals and parking or a scrambling for cab, take a shuttle. We offer a complimentary airport shuttle that runs 24 hours a day,” says Lisa Podlinski, general manager of Country Inn & Suites, Newark Airport. “Our main goal here is to make every guest feel like family.”

2. Book a morning flight. Bad weather, overbooking and delayed flights are realities. Rather than fret, schedule an early flight time. If your flight is delayed, you still have a chance of getting on a flight later in the day. Of course, carrying some form of entertainment (a book, downloaded movie, a game…) is a must. Then tell yourself the wait is a time of relaxation rather than frustration.

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