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Holiday Travel Tip Sheet

Everything you need to know about traveling with tots, surviving the airport and planning a last-minute getaway.

Are you ready for the busiest travel season of the year?

Millions of people will take to the roads, rails and and skies during the holidays. Add to those crowds a bit of unpredictable weather, ever-changing airport security rules, expensive tickets and cranky kids, and you've got a situation that would drive anyone over the edge.

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To help you plan ahead and increase your odds of smooth sailing, we've pulled together our best money- and sanity-saving travel advice. From traveling with tots, to navigating the airport, to planning a last-minute getaway, here's your survival guide:


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