Our 12 days of perfect Christmas planning kick off with a perennial challenge to a stress-free Christmas: travel. Whether your Christmas plans take you into the next suburb or across the world, here’s some key strategies to make it as easy as possible.
Many Christmas travel strategies require advance planning, so you may not be able to take advantage of these ideas right now. But bear them in mind when you’re getting ready for Christmas 2011.
Don’t make too big a deal of it
Getting organised for Christmas is really no different to organising any other kind of travel, but the heightened expectations which surround Christmas can make the whole experience more stressful. If you follow the standard rules for any travel experience — plan in advance, make allowance for things that could wrong, and double-check the details — then there’s no reason to assume things will go wrong.
Book travel as far in advance as possible