It’s no secret that winter and holiday travel can be an incredibly stressful occasion. When the hustle and bustle of holiday travel starts people become more distressed with long waits, unexpected flight delays, road closures or slower speeds due to snow or sleet. While some of these instances cannot be avoided, being prepared for smart and save travel can help ease your journey. Travel expert, Julie Loffredi, is no stranger to these obstacles. Join Julie in a recent exclusive interview for Michigan Mom readers to share her top tips and secrets on how to avoid the winter travel blues.
Some of her tips include:
- Book smart: Whether you’re traveling by air, rail, or simply booking a hotel room, start pricing out tickets early and make sure to seek out travel companies backed by the leading provider of solutions for the travel industry.
- Leave with plenty of extra time: Give yourself more time than usual in order to anticipate any delays that may occur. Remember to bring some reading material and snacks!
- Stretch your legs often: Whether you’re flying to driving, take some time to walk around and stretch your arms and legs once every hour.
- Have your car examined before you leave: Take your car to your auto shop for a quick inspection, and make sure your tires are winter ready and properly inflated before heading out on the road.
Check out video of the interview below:
MORE ABOUT JULIE LOFFREDI:
Julie Ruditzky Loffredi is a journalist and award winning television news reporter. She has appeared on NBC TODAY show, CNN, ABC Good Morning America, Fox News Channel, Hallmark Channel, NBC 30, ABC 6 and Fox Providence and others. Julie’s vast experience crosses over into many media platforms – tv, radio, and online. Her reporting work is currently featured on FoxNews.com, USAToday.com, ABCNews, Oyster.com, Clark Howard, The Points Guy, Huffington Post, Yahoo! Travel and others. Julie is also viewed as a media expert and is a Continuing Education Instructor at Rhode Island School of Design. She was recently nominated as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Newport Chamber of Commerce.In addition to her television work, Julie is also an artist and photographer.
Interview Courtesy of: Sabre, Subaru, and Hankook Tires