1. Make a list
Santa keeps a list for a reason, and so should you – there’s too many things to try to remember during the holidays. Life is a lot simpler if you put pen to paper and jot down what needs to be done (or who has been naughty or nice). It’s an easy thing to do and will prevent you leaving the gifts at home, running out of petrol on the highway or not bringing the custard like mom asked.
2. Arrive early
It may seem obvious but it’s easily forgotten amongst the chaos of preparing to travel. Always plan with wiggle room – traffic can be crazy this time of year as shoppers sprint out for last minute gifts or dash to the shops because they forgot to get cranberry sauce. Plan ahead and you’ll be stress-free and able to enjoy the journey.
3. Share the joy
If you don’t have anyone to share Christmas with this year, know that you’re not alone! Whether you’re away for work, holidays, or family has moved on, there’s always someone else nearby who is looking for fun times on Christmas day. Use the itinerary function on Ventoura to see who is nearby and wants to spend Christmas together.
4. When in doubt, ask a local
Travelling around this time of year can be particularly stressful as no one wants to miss out on seeing family and friends (or savouring delicious Christmas dinner). If you’re looking for guidance somewhere unfamiliar, don’t hesitate to ask a local! You can find locals to reach out to on Ventoura, or ask another traveller for guidance through the chat function.
5. Make the most of it
When it comes down to it, Christmas is about coming together with family and friends to celebrate. While it means different things to different people, it’s all about spreading joy and happiness. So if travel gets tough whether you’re on the road, in the air or on a train this Christmas try to make the most of it.
Happy holidays from the Ventoura team!