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UK; How to travel stress-free over the Christmas Period

So the Tree is up and so are the embarrassing pictures of this year’s works Christmas do! All the annual pre-Christmas celebrations have been and gone, now it’s time to get back to the parents for some tranquil family time. What’s the dreaded question on everyone’s mind, oh yeah how do we get home!

The timetables have changed and the airport queues are insane so I’ve compiled my tips on how to avoid the hectic bustle of public transport and travel without even breaking a sweat!

1. Book a train, my favourite method of transport! Who doesn’t love a train? Book your train tickets early and reserve your seat to save the stress of price increases closer to the time. Pick your tickets up on the day (because we all know you’re going to go ‘damn, I can’t remember where I put my tickets!’), sit back and enjoy the stress free services provided by Transpennine Express.

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2. Ok, assuming you’ve booked your train check your times. Live Departures/ Arrivals are available via the tap here on the TP Express website, alternatively install their free app. Stress-less travel, ensuring you know the exact times as required.

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3. If you’re a little further from home and considering hopping on that big bird in the sky then be sure to book as early as possible. Taking hand luggage severely cuts down any waits over the busy period, just be sure to pack no more than the limited 100ml in a see through bag before you get to the airport, follow the guidelines and security is a breeze! I recommend you use Sky Scanner to search out your trip and double check the price isn’t any lower on the airlines website before booking.

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4. Driving home for Christmas? Where from? Leeds? London? .. My point, know your route before you set off! Have you checked for road works or diversions scheduled around your travel time. Remember, you can’t plan everything so have an alternative route to hand just in case you come in contact with some heavy traffic.

5. If you can’t get away a few days before then consider travelling on the day. A little risky some might say but queues are guaranteed to be minimal, here’s to hoping you get a row or seats to yourself!

Times like these we all wish we were Harry Potter, flu power & port keys are so appealing right?! Follow my tips for stress free travel over Christmas and enjoy your time with the people you love.

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Peace and Christmas Wishes to you all!

Rebekah xx

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World Travel; Top tips for cheap flights!

It’s easy to rack up a hefty bill when travelling, flights them-self take up the majority of the cost. Here’s my 5 top tips for avoiding the sting and booking cheap flights:

1. Utilise Sky Scanner! Seriously, if you’re not restricted to dates or location then search by price, my favourite past time is playing with locations and dates to work out the cheapest possible combinations, you’ll be amazed when you find flights to Europe for as little as £16 one way. Cheers Sky Scanner!
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2. Is there a perfect time to buy flights? YES, flights are at their cheapest the day/week they come out so if you’re looking at booking a specific location get it booked well in advance.
image3. Avoid kid holidays, a cliché in the travel world but one worth pointing out, make sure you’re not travelling during school holidays, prices are renowned for being higher than usual.

4. Incognito is your friend! Ever wondered why flight prices can change, the first couple of time you check them they are the same and then BAM, gone up! .. yeah well some airlines monitor the traffic to their sites, use a private browser to avoid getting stung.
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5. Travel weekdays. Personally I find the best prices when booking mid week, simply because not many people shop for flights mid week. Same goes for travel dates, try flying on a Tuesday/ Wednesday and or returning on a Saturday for cheaper flights!
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I’d love to hear any tips you’ve picked up, feel free to share them!

Rebekah xx

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