Let’s face it, the holiday’s can be stressful enough… yet alone adding travel on top of that. In the midst of going through security, high airline prices, and remembering what you can and can’t bring on a plane, it’s easy to loose sight of the Joy holiday’s are supposed to bring. That’s why I’ve brought you 3 Joy-saving hacks so you can grab your travel by the horns, take off, and enjoy the holiday:


Book Your Tickets…Incognito

By which we mean an incognito browser. See, many airline and travel websites use cookies to track how many times you’ve visited and then alter their prices accordingly (meaning, they jack ’em up). To make sure you’re getting the best deal, use Google Chrome Incognito. In the top right corner of your browser window, click on the drop-down menu and select “New Incognito Window.” A new window will open automatically and you’ll be safe to book your tickets with no preconceived pricing.


Breeze Through Security (And Email)

If you haven’t done so already, sign up for TSA PreCheck ($85 for five years), which will expedite you through security in more than 150 U.S. airports. Want the same speedy access to Wi-Fi? A Boingo subscription (from $5 a month) keeps you online at more than 30 domestic airports (and more than 1 million hot spots around the globe). Tip: American Express Platinum cardholders are eligible for free accounts.


Wrap Wisely

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Did you know the TSA has the authority to open gift-wrapped packages, even ones in your checked luggage (eye roll)? In other words, do not travel with wrapped presents. Instead, either ship your gifts to your destination or pack them up unwrapped and prettify upon arrival.








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