7 Holiday Travel Tips We Swear By


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We get it: The traveling part of getting to your final destination is never fun, especially during the holiday season. You already have so much on your plate this time of year with work, get-togethers, and other events. Then, at the airport, the lines tend to be longer, the crowds tend to be bigger, and the flights are much fuller than usual, which means that there is much more of an opportunity for things to go south. There are, however, some surefire ways to make the journey a lot less stressful.

Having spent a lot of time traveling (thanks to work and personal trips), our editors have gotten enough experience under our belts to have learned some helpful holiday travel tips along the way, especially when it comes to dealing with flights.

The tips we've picked up cover everything from how we plan our day-of-travel outfit to what pieces will come in handy as we pack our carry-on bag to how we opt to organize all that we are bringing with us. This makes the journey much more of a breeze and helps guarantee a more relaxing flight to boot, which makes a huge difference. While traveling, unfortunately, leaves a lot out of our control, at least we can have some peace of mind by putting these tips into action.

Keep reading to check out our top holiday travel tips of the moment, plus shop all the products we rely on to make the trip (or trips!) go as smoothly as possible.


1. Opt for Comfy Yet Stylish Pants


2. Stock Up On Relaxing In-Flight Accessories


3. Bring Warm Layers


4. Organize Makeup and Jewelry in Cases


5. Wear Easy Shoes


6. Bring a Smart Carry-On Bag


7. Get a Great Travel Wallet

For more comfortable travel outfit inspiration, check out model and actress Cami Marrone's cozy look.

Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.