Guide to a Stress-Free Holiday
’Tis the season…to have a nervous breakdown? Get tips and advice on how to manage holiday dinners, family get-togethers, travel hassles, and more.
4 Jobs Worth Delegating
Guests often ask “How can I help?” Here are some jobs that most party-goers would be happy to take over and relieve some of your holiday stress.
How Do You Take the Stress Out of Holiday Entertaining?
Readers share tips that will lower your stress and lift your spirits.
Beth Whitman, author of Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo (wanderlustandlipstick.com) offers her sanity-maintaining must-haves for holiday travelers.
- An efficient carry-on bag. Look for one that’s roomy enough for essentials but small enough to fit in the overhead bin, like the Timbuk2 Copilot bag ($225, amazon.com).
- A bulky outfit for the plane. Save space in your suitcase by wearing your heaviest clothes and shoes en route. Bundling up will also keep you warm on a
chilly flight and help you avoid exceeding the baggage weight limit for checked pieces.
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- Noise-canceling headphones. When you want to sleep, drown out crying babies and other distractions with these earphones. If you travel a lot, they’re especially worth their cost.