So, every year for the holidays my family travels to a location to celebrate together. We never really stayed home of the holidays, those were 3 weeks of prime vacation time and my parents made sure to take full advantage of that. How to organize for holiday travel
This tradition has always been a favorite of mine, but it comes with the need for a little extra organization. Holiday travel usually comes with a few extras, and this year we have chosen New Hampshire! We have rented a cottage, to go enjoy the some skiing, So, with that in mind I devised 4 categories of things I need to take. Making a list for each category will 1. Make sure I do not forget anything I am supposed to bring, & 2. Allow me to see everything that I am bringing, so I can whittle it down to the absolute musts.
Clothing - I want to bring the absolute musts, but with a super winter location, its always important to bring everything necessary to stay warm and toasty. Also, not forgetting to bring something nice for Christmas dinner is always good.
Personal Care - Winter is prime season for every lotion, chapstick, skin cream, and super hydrating body butter. However, when it comes to travel, I have to make sure and take only the absolute musts. Also, even if I’m not traveling by plane, having travel sized, containers to keep my things in really helps. Basically I make sure all of these items fit into a quart sized ziplock bag.
Gifts & things for other people - Because Christmas. Also, my mother keeps her winter gear here, my sister needs me to bring a car chair for my nephew, etc.
Food items - Being a vegan in the U.S is actually pretty easy. There are plenty of items available in most supermarkets, even in my smaller town. However, there are more rural areas that are not close to big chain supermarkets, and when that is the case, it always helps to bring a few provisions to keep me from getting hangry.
So thats it, a little writing, a little planning, and hoping that when this trip starts everything I need is there and nothing more :)
Hope everyone has a fun holiday season, with minimal stress, and delicious food!
See you in the new year!