The winter weather can be so beautifully scenic . . . so long as you get to view it through a window. Unfortunately, the placement of Christmas smack dab in the middle of the coldest time of the year, often means that we have to get out in the cold and damp in an effort to visit our friends and family. For thousands of people, that trek involves getting on a plane. Unless of course Mother Nature makes other plans. Year after year, dozens of flights are delayed or cancelled thanks to hazardous winter weather. And unfortunately, “it happens to everybody” isn’t often proper consolation when your holiday trip is killed before it even begins. Need a little help coping? Here are some tips.
1. If Time Isn’t an Issue, Consider Going By Train
Before we dive into methods for coping with the most popular method of travel in the world, you might consider a quaint little throwback for your holiday travel. Train travel is typically just as clean and spacious as air travel (more often than not it’s actually more spacious), getting through security is a zillion times easier (you don’t even have to take your belt off!), and since trains travel a fixed route over land, the weather has to be really, really terrible to cancel a train trip. Sure, it might take a little bit longer than a flight, but you might find that train travel is a great way to actually enjoy getting from one place to another this holiday season.