The Travel Mom’s Tips To Avoid Stress Over The Holidays

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STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Are you planning to travel over the holidays? Emily Kaufman, the Travel Mom, stopped by KCAL9 Tuesday to share simple tips to avoid the stress of getting out of town.

Emily’s Travel Tips:

Is it still possible for an affordable escape during the holidays?

Insider tip: If you want to fly, don’t be afraid to look at using your frequent flyer/credit card bonus points.

If we want to take a road trip, are there any suggestions for easy getaways?

Insider tip: No matter where you plan to travel, the local visitor and convention center has a website loaded with free information about the entire destination.

For people that are flying, do you have any tips for making it less stressful?

Insider tip: Make technology your travel companion.

- Use the online check-in options and self service kiosks in the airport

- Program in the phone number for the airline into your cell phone. If there are delays, you can call the airline to resolve the problem instead of waiting in line

- Ship your holiday gifts instead of carrying through security or paying extra baggage costs.

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