6 Ways to Make Family Holiday Travel Easier

National Geographic Traveler writer-consumer advocate (and dad of 3!) Christopher Elliott shares his expert tips

AVOID CROWDS

Do NOT travel on a holiday, as most experts suggest. It's actually busier than you think. Likewise, the Saturday before Thanksgiving or the Friday before Christmas. Instead, take a day off from work and head out as far from the holiday as possible for a more blissful journey.