Many of us travel to visit family over the holidays, whether it’s an hour or a day-long trip. Many things can change abruptly while traveling: traffic, schedules, comfort, and keeping your cool. Even if it’s a trip you take regularly, the added pressure or energy of the holiday season can complicate things.
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- If you’re driving, make sure your vehicle is ready. Fill the windshield wiper fluid with winter-grade liquid, make sure your wipers are sturdy, and check your battery power. Make sure your tires have the right pressure and your tread isn’t too worn.
- Plan your route and schedule ahead of time. If flying, know when you have to be where, and build in time to eat and get between places. If driving, know the way you’d like to go, as well as any backup routes.
- Leave early to arrive early. It’s hard to gather everything and get out the door, so if you aim to leave earlier, you’re likely to leave in good time. Maybe buy some coffee on the way!
- Bring lots of entertainment options. For adults, consider books on tape or favorite tunes. For teenagers, different screens or books can be great. For the younger crowd, a movie, activity books, or even surprise treats at different moments along the way.
While the traveling can be long, keep in mind all the memories you’ll make when you arrive at your destination! For more ideas on how to help navigate the holidays, give us a call at 717-840-9885 or click on the button below to make an appointment.
Dr. Julie Drolet
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