My family has traveled every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My parents and I have lived in different states from our extended families since I was 5 years old, so holiday travel has always been a part of the plan. We always drove; airports just didn’t seem worth it. The road trips were long, especially from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, but always worth it to see our family that we didn’t get to see but 3 or 4 times a year.
This year, I’m making the drive from Tennessee to North Carolina–with Maggie kitty along for the ride–for both holidays, and meeting my parents and family there. We’ve traveled with pets before, but I’ve never done it solo. #prayforkate
I like to think that we’re holiday travel pros at this point, since we’ve done it so much. Over the years, we’ve learned some tips and tricks to making travel less of a hassle.