Winter Travel Tips

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Winter Travel Tips

With a Blizzard bearing down on my house and many people headed out of town for Christmas, I thought that I would post the links to a few articles written here in the past about winter travel.

Be Careful, stay safe, and remember that a little pre-planning can make all the difference!
What are your secrets to easy holiday travel when facing winter weather? Leave a comment and share your best tips!

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Kristen K. wrote:
What are your secrets to easy holiday travel when facing winter weather? Leave a comment and share your best tips!

Stay home!! if at all possible. wink silly OR: take the train.

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Do not rely solely on a GPS unit. I have had mine try to send me on some crazy rides. I carry maps for every area I will be traveling through, and look over my route before I get on the road.

If the roads are snowy or icy, and you don't have snow tires on your vehicle, please stay home or take public transit or cabs.

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I rely on subways and trains to begin with, and unless it's a real blizzard they are almost unstoppable. Public transit is definitely the way to go.

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We plan to work with the weather if needed. Because we live over an hour's drive away from the airport, we book a hotel very close to the airport for the night before our flight (this past trip, we were within walking distance of the airport terminal). That way, we don't have to worry about road closings, car accidents, etc. We also don't book anything "important" like a dinner show or special meal for the first couple days of the trip in case we are delayed. Missing time on your vacation is bad enough, but missing out on a special experience too would make it downright unbearable!

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Okay, today I learned two VERY important things from you and your articles, Kristen:

1. It rains a lot in the winter in Florida (good to know, because I would NOT have prepared for that!)

2. Cold weather makes lizards fall out of trees and go into spontaneous hibernation!!

You're like a weather girl, a science teacher, and a Disney expert ALL rolled into one!!

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We went to hs and EPCOT yesterday. The weather was ncie during the day, around 70 or so. Cool but sunny. HOWEVER, when the sun went down, it got really cold. When we got in the car around 9 the temp was 36! We got a freeze here just north of Tampa. Hopefully I got home in time to cover my pineapple plant, it doesn't like the cold at all.
People were all complaining that they are in FL and it should be warm. You never know, but at least it was nice during the day. Today it was in the 70s and it's supposed to be near 80 on Christmas, so don't fear if you are down here.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Nancy D wrote:
Okay, today I learned two VERY important things from you and your articles, Kristen:

1. It rains a lot in the winter in Florida (good to know, because I would NOT have prepared for that!)

2. Cold weather makes lizards fall out of trees and go into spontaneous hibernation!!

You're like a weather girl, a science teacher, and a Disney expert ALL rolled into one!!

rolling rolling rolling

A veritable fount of fairly useless information. I just needed to find the right audience. biggrin

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I will ALWAYS be a member of your audience, Kristen. You're like my Disney Sensei !! Smile