Check out these simple, time-saving tips from Molly Maid that can help you spend less time on travel and more time on fun.
- Use a regional airport. Often travelers gravitate to the big hubs where there are more flights to choose from, and you can save yourself a lot of time and grief by flying out of small airports. These small, regional airports have shorter security lines, less traffic, more available parking and faster check-in. Be sure to consider all your options when booking flights.
- Pre-program. When using a GPS unit or your phone for navigation, program all the addresses for your trip into your "favorites" section. This eliminates the need to enter addresses while driving. And have all the stops on your trip planned out.
- Avoid vacationing during peak travel times. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it can be difficult to differentiate between off-season and the prime "shoulder season." Shoulder season is between the peak- and off-seasons. The peak travel season tends to follow the school year, while the off-season tends to occur during less favorable times of the year—like hurricane season. By comparison, shoulder season travel features the less-expensive flights and accommodations of the off-season, while still featuring the favorable weather of the peak travel season.