But you need to ask some important questions before you commit to a trip.
First, be clear with what you want: sun or snow?
How badly do you need the sun during the holidays?
Instead, think off-season. Go to Europe.
You won’t come back with a tan, but your wallet will thank you. Plus, you’ll get to immerse yourself in the culture.
Second, do you want to fly or drive?
It’s not just about cost, but also distance and weather—both important considerations.
If the trip is under 400 miles (and you’re traveling with two or more people), driving makes the most sense.
But plan on avoiding heavy traffic periods.
Drive between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
On a three- or four-day road trip, this means you’ll save at least one night on hotel costs.
Want to learn more tips for holiday travel? Check out:
- Peter Greenberg’s Insider Holiday Travel Tips
- Save Time This Year: 5 Tips for Beating Thanksgiving Traffic
- Peter Greenberg’s Top 5 Tips For Booking Holiday Travel
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