mexico or snowIt’s only mid December and so far, the winter hasn’t been too bad anywhere in the country yet.  YET is the operative word because technically, winter doesn’t even begin until next week.

Whether you swear by the Farmer’s Almanac predictions or the TV weatherman , we know that we will be getting snow in the northern part of the US this winter, it’s just a matter of when and we never know what Mother Nature has in store for us.

This is the time of year that so many of My Vacation Lady’s clients are anxious to get out of the cold and escape to a tropical beach or a warm weather vacation.  We also have lots of honeymooners traveling in late December, January, February and March— even more than usual.

Having our client’s vacations and honeymoons at the whim of weather is not comforting to us.  Bad weather causes flight delays which causes missed connections,  missed cruises and valuable vacation time lost.

Here are 5 top tips for surviving Winter Travel

  1. Opt for a non stop flight.  If that’s not possible, avoid making connections in snow prone areas (like Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee, Detroit, etc)
  2. If you are taking a cruise, fly out the day before (or even a couple of days before)
  3. If you have an early flight out, consider staying at an airport  hotel the night before that will allow you to park your car there  for your entire vacation.
  4. Check the flight status before heading out to the airport and put alerts on your phone for delays.
  5. Always take travel insurance to protect your vacation investment.

The Independent Traveler online magazine has 8 Winter Travel Tips.  Click Here

When it comes to planning our client’s vacations and honeymoons, our goal is to ensure you have a seamless and stress free vacation.  Contact My Vacation Lady to help plan your winter escape!