Even experts have to brave the crowds during the holidays.
Traveling during the holidays can be stressful—especially when you’re hitting the road and the skies with a projected 48.7 million Americans, according to AAA.
But whether you’re heading home for Thanksgiving dinner or stretching your snowbird wings and flying somewhere tropical, knowing how to navigate the crowds, plan, and pack everything from clothes to presents can make all the difference when it comes to traveling easy between Thanksgiving and the New Year.
Fortunately, Travel + Leisure’s editors have a few clever tips for surviving the season with their holiday cheer fully intact. From investing in noise-canceling headphones to staying healthy on the road, consider this your full-proof guide to making it through every flight, drive, and train ride without breaking a sweat.