The Way You Need To Travel This Season

The Way You Need To Travel This Season

Meieli Sawyer

Meieli SawyerDec 17, 20173 min read

‘Tis the season… for holiday travel? Whether you have family near or far, you’ll be headed somewhere this winter on a festive mission (even if it’s just uptown). We’re here to take the kinks out of your journey, make it more enjoyable, and to save you money in the process.

For Holiday Travelers By… Plane

Stating the obvious: the earlier you purchase your tickets, the easier it is to travel on a budget during the holidays. So, what to do now? You still have a few tricks up your sleeve when you use

  • If all the prices are the same… find a small discount. You can get up to $24 off your next booking with OneTravel.
  • Look for student flight bargains. STA travel will help you score $10 off a booking of $250 or more.
  • Score a sweet 20% off at Lonely Planet.

For Holiday Travelers By… Train

Are the flights you’re looking at impossibly insane, price-wise? We don’t blame you, and we are also looking for alternate modes of travel. A train can be a great alternative if the price is right. If you’re used to flying, it can first seem slightly strange, but then you realize that you’re not saving that much time when you factor in checking in bags, going through security, and then picking up bags on the other side (not to mention the inevitable delays of holiday traveling!). For deals on train travel, one of your first stops should be Amtrak. You can even get 10% off if you have an AAA membership!

For Every Holiday Traveler

What's the point of traveling if you don't look fabulous while you're doing it (while still staying comfortable, of course)? There are cool ways to dress up luggage, make your bags unforgettable, and personalize all your travel accessories as well.

Some of the coolest things that we've spotted are highly unique or useful, and some of them we've purchased ourselves. Look for luggage wrappers that stretch straight over a suitcase, interesting bag tags made of wood, and those little bags that you can skip straight over the handles of your carry-on.

Try these shops for travel goodies:

  • The Container Store: Get lots of deals on luggage covers and fantastic packing cubes to ensure that your luggage looks good inside and out.
  • Shutterfly: Customize bag tags and other travel goodies for low prices -- and download the app for monthly freebies!
  • Tumi: From wallets to bags, Tumi delivers quality and style. And if you’re looking for a holiday travel-related gift, this is one of the best places to stop.

Sharing the “pleasure” of traveling on a holiday with someone else? Find a travel-related gift in advance and surprise them on the day. We’re thinking digital magazine subscriptions, travel pillows, and fun (pre-charged!) charging blocks that will go the distance.

Whichever way you travel this season, be it by plane, train or automobile, be prepared.