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3 Simple Tips for Easy Stress-Free Holiday Travel

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This post is sponsored by Anker. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Miss Millennia Magazine possible!

Holiday travel can be a very trying time for anyone. From the extremely slow moving traffic to the overbooked and expensive flights, the last thing that anyone would want is last-minute hijinks to happen. Here are three tips to help make your holiday traveling days a bit easier.

Tip #1: Keeping Your Electronics Charged

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Photo by Alvaro Serrano

There is nothing worse than running late for a flight and realizing that you did not plug your phone in the night before. Which means no digital ticket, no map to your departing gate and no tunes to jam out to during the flight! My first tip to make holiday travel easier is to get an Anker Powerport 2 with Quick Charge 3.0.

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This power port is a nifty little device that has the ability to charge your phone or tablet up to 80% in only 35 minutes! That is enough time for you to plug in your phone, jump into a hot shower and be headed to the airport in a taxi with an almost fully charged device!

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Even if you have a layover and your phone could use a little more juice, this charger is perfect!  The Anker Powerport 2 with Quick Charge 3.0.  is small enough to pack right into your carry-on luggage. And with Anker-exclusive technology, it can protect your charging device from power surges. However, one of my favorite things about this charger is that it has an international voltage compatibility, so no matter where you travel, you will be able to charge your devices without any problems. You can find this holiday traveler’s must-have right here.

Tip #2: Sturdy and Stylish Carry Ons

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Photo by Jeremy Bishop

I have been that person who overpacks an old carry on only to have it rip open and have all of the contents fall out before reaching my gate. It only takes one-time buying overpriced luggage in the airport terminal to realize that investing in sturdy and reliable carry-ons is an absolute must. Which brings me to my two favorite pieces that I always travel with and they have yet to let me down!

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The first is a triple pocket backpack. You want to be sure to choose a bag that has large pockets so that it can hold all of your devices and plane necessities such as an Ipad, a large wallet, a pair of flats and a book or journal. But big pockets are not enough. Your bag should also include smaller pockets that can hold your plane tickets, passport, snacks and the Anker charger of course. While I listed a backpack style, totes usually make for a great carry-on bag as well. Just make sure it is big enough to fit everything you need and has enough compartments to keep it all organized.

perfect carry on for holiday travel

The second must-have carry-on bag is small sized luggage. It is the perfect sized luggage to hold everything that you could need for a weekend trip. They key to a bag like this is making sure it is small enough to be able to fit underneath your seat for easier storage than the overhead bins and has enough compartments to store everything from jewelry to a toothbrush. If you have the option to, always bring your luggage on board with you as opposed to checking it. It’s cheaper if you are flying an airline that charges per checked bag and you won;t have to worry about your bag being lost (which has happened to me before on Christmas and it is not fun). SO be prepared for even the worst case scenarios with these bags.

Tip #3: Enjoying Your Quiet Time

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Taking a flight is one of my all time favorite excuses for being disconnected from the world for a few hours. Of course, as technology advances, the onboard Wi-Fi will continue to grow in popularity. But until then, I will thoroughly be enjoying my “me time” while I do my holiday travel from place to place! For some spending time with family can be a stressful experience, so let the plane ride be a place where you can find your center and show up calm and collected regardless of what happens at home. Here are a few activities I do on the plane to relax and enjoy my no screen time.

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I love to read while I fly. It is one of the few places where I don’t get motion sickness so I always try to make the most out of it. One of the best feelings in the world is  knocking out a book or two that I have been meaning to read for a while! The plane is the perfect place to do so because (most) distractions are completely gone.  Plus, having your nose stuffed in a book is an awesome signifier to the more chatty types on your flight that you don’t want have a conversation with for the next few hours.

Other fun things that I love doing on a flight, other than naps, includes doing crossword puzzles, Sudoku, listening to one of my favorite playlists or journaling. Mind you y journaling usually turns into me brainstorming different business ideas, but it’s a brain dump nonetheless. Depending on the length of the flight, you could have the time for all of these things, so enjoy them. Whatever you do, don;t let yourself get worked up with people who may be rude on the plane. You deserve a quiet moment to yourself, so make the most of it before you get to see your family for the holidays!

Please take these tips and apply them to your holiday travel plans to make your holidays, a whole lot easier! Bon Voyage!

References

Anker Power Port 2 with Quick Charge 3.0

Grey Triple Pocket Backpack

Samsonite Might Light 2 Carry-On

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson

Milk and Honey by Sandi Kaur

The Girl on the Train

This post is sponsored by Anker. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Miss Millennia Magazine possible!

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  • Robin Rue

    We have like 16 portable phone chargers LOL. I have bought a few that charge 2 at a time and then I have gotten a bunch at different blogging events over the years.

  • Alli Smith

    We all have those days when we need a quick charge! This is perfect when traveling and to keep at home. I try to always keep an extra charger in my luggage and this would work great.

  • Stephanay Jnote

    It is also a good idea to make sure of size requirements for carry-ons because not every plane has the same amount of room to handle your handbags. I love the idea of the charger. So necessary nowadays.

  • Candy Kage

    We aren’t traveling for the holidays but will be traveling in February. All these ideas will come in handy and be helpful.

  • Mitch

    We all learn the hard way about traveling with back up ideas and tools like books, chargers, and extra electronics! Thanks for the reminder!

  • Shannon Graham

    Enjoying the quiet time is all I need. I wish the holidays were more relaxing so when I get a moment, I take it all in.

  • Pam

    Holiday travel is only as stressful as you make it. I am not traveling this year for the holidays but in years past I have had to travel a lot for Christmas.

  • Vera Sweeney

    Dying electronics is a huge fear of mine when traveling!!! These are great tips to make traveling easier this time of year.

  • Bella

    I am doing a fair bit (more than I’d like to) of traveling this holiday season. That charging block looks like it could really come in handy!

  • Rebecca Swenor

    These are great tips for stress free travel. It is so important today to have portable charger when traveling because of all our devices each of us have now days. The Anker Powerport 2 with Quick Charge 3.0 is something I am going to have to check out for sure. Thanks for sharing the tips.

  • Kristen Dann

    Thankfully this year we’re not traveling, but these tips are great. Anything to make traveling less stressful is wonderful.

  • Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

    These are all great tips. I am loving those stylish carry ons!

  • Faith Elijahleen Stephenson

    I need that Anker Powerport 2 with Quick Charge 3.0.! I’m always in a travel and i’m always stressed out every time i forgot to plug in my phone at night before my flight! Thanks for sharing this tips. I should get that quick charger

  • TheNewClassy

    I need the carry-ons. I have started to travel via airplane a lot more and I need a good carry-on bag. It would make life much better for me.

  • Having a great carry-on is key. I love my laptop bag because it is functional and allows me to carry everything I need without having to have second bag.

  • I was looking for something like dash charger or quick charger, as I cannot wait too long. This one looks great with 3.0 usb support and more than 2amp power.

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