Holiday Travel Without the Hassle

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Planning on hitting the road this holiday season? Whether you’re taking a plane, train or automobile home to visit loved ones, it’s no secret that travel can be especially hectic this time of year.

Travel expert Laura Powell shares the best tips to travel this holiday season.

  1. Plan ahead: The earlier you plan, the better chance you have to determine the most cost effective method.
  2. Check your car ahead of time: Make sure your oil changed, tire pressure is correct, and brake fluid is full.
  3. Bring snacks and activities for kids: Get to where you need to go faster with less breaks.
  4. Stay in a suit: Save money on food by staying in a suit with your own kitchen.

About Laura Powell

Veteran journalist Laura Powell has covered the world of travel for more than twenty years. She is a nationally-recognized travel expert, having appeared on scores of television and radio programs across the country. She’s a fixture on the Washington DC media scene, as the go-to travel expert for WUSA-TV/CBS and NewsChannel 8. She also writes travel supplements for The Washington Post. Laura started covering the world of travel for CNN. After serving as one of the original producers of CNN International, she moved into travel by creating the network’s TravelGuide program. Laura continues to write international travel stories for


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