Travel Tips for Winter Weather Help Plan For The Unexpected

Mother Nature can sometimes put a kink in the plans of even the most experienced traveler, but with a little pre-planning you can make sure that your family is prepared for anything. With a heavy winter storm bearing down on thirty-three states over this Thanksgiving weekend, it seems like a good time to revisit some of our previous articles on winter travel.

Winter Snow Causes Many Airport Delays and CancelationsWinter Snow Causes Many Airport Delays and Cancelations

Coping with Winter Travel Delays

Even with state of the art equipment sometimes airports just can't handle the wrath of a winter storm and flights get delayed. Hopefully you've prepared in advance by familiarizing yourself with the airline's policies for dealing with delays and cancellations. Remember to stay calm and treat airline employees with respect, they're doing the best that they can.

Staying Comfortable While Stranded at the Airport

Make sure that you've packed your carry-on bag with some essentials, just in case your flight gets canceled and you are stranded at the airport. Have the charging cords for your electronics, a snack, important medication, and a travel pillow or blanket for extra comfort.

Be it a Map or GPS, Make Sure You Have Good DirectionsBe it a Map or GPS, Make Sure You Have Good Directions

Safety Tips When Traveling by Car

It's a good idea to stock your vehicle with emergency supplies before leaving home, especially if you'll be traveling a long distance or through several climate zones. Water, blankets and non-perishable food is just as important to have on hand as jumper cables, and ice scraper and road flares. Many people who travel by car find it beneficial to join an auto club such as AAA, that will assist them in case of emergency.

Orlando's Winter Weather

The Orlando's Winter Weather article takes a look at the climate that you can expect to encounter once you have arrived in Orlando during the months of December, January, and February. Be sure to pack in general for mild days and cool nights that sometimes get downright cold. Layering makes for a great wardrobe system, it's not unheard of to need a coat and pair of gloves after dark to keep warm.

Winter Weather Shouldn't Spoil Your FunWinter Weather Shouldn't Spoil Your Fun

Staying Healthy While Traveling

Once you have arrived in Walt Disney World be sure to listen to your body and take care of your health. Close quarters on planes and in park queues can mean that one guest's cold could find its way home across the country with you. Be sure to wash your hands regularly, stay hydrated, and pack some over the counter medications just in case.

If you would like more information on any of these subjects, be sure to follow the links to the original articles. Will you be traveling over this holiday season? Leave a comment below and share your tips for getting through this busiest time of the year!

Jeanne Ellis wrote on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 16:18:

Jeanne Ellis's picture

We will be traveling by car on Jan 2. Our reservations are for Jan 5-12 at Saratoga Springs. Any idea as to how we should pack during that time?

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 13:47:

Kristen K.'s picture

The temps in January average between 40 and 72 with the mean at about 60. It's often quite chilly at night after the sun goes down. My family wears jeans and a layers our shirts so that we can adjust our comfort level throughout the day. Sweaters are a must for us after dark. Make room in the car for coats and light gloves, just in case. :-)

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. If you have a Gravatar account associated with the e-mail address you provide, it will be used to display your avatar.

More information about formatting options