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Holiday travel doesn’t have to be uncomfortable!

Going home for the holidays can be an exciting time, but it can also be full of stress — especially if you know you have a long trip ahead of you. There are so many things out of your control that it can sometimes seem overwhelming. Will there be traffic? Are there any window seats left on the train? What if you get an upset stomach after eating that airport sandwich?

One big way to fight back against stress and to feel more in control is to build a holiday travel kit filled with items that make traveling for the holidays as comfortable as possible. Read on for a few of the best items for making traffic, long lines, and loud family members a little easier to deal with!

Energizing Snacks

Sure, caffeine is great for a quick jolt, but if you want sustained energy for wherever your holiday travels take you, healthy snacks (that don’t have to be refrigerated) are the name of the game. A few options include mixed nuts, protein bars, sliced apples with a little lemon juice (to ward off browning) and peanut butter, and high‑fiber cereal.

A Bottle of Tums Chewy Bites With Gas Relief

Delicious food is an awesome part of the holidays, but if you occasionally deal with heartburn with sour stomach and gas, Tums Chewy Bites With Gas Relief is a holiday travel kit necessity. Chew one to two tablets as soon as symptoms start and experience fast relief.

Good Headphones

Whether you’re looking to find some quiet moments to meditate or you simply need a few of your favorite songs to help tune out the people talking loudly behind you on the bus, good headphones are a must.

A Travel Playlist

Speaking of headphones, spend a little bit of time before your trip creating a holiday travel playlist. Whether you decide on songs that get you fired up and ready to take on the long lines in the airport or that help keep you calm and relaxed is up to you!

Phone Charger (or Battery Pack)

Don’t put yourself through the horror of realizing your phone is about to die while you’re using the GPS to get through a long road trip! Pack that charger or extended‑life battery pack.

Wet Wipes / Hand Sanitizer

Protect your immune health by occasionally using antibacterial wet wipes or hand sanitizer during your trip.

Have fun tailoring your travel kit to your personal preferences, and have a merry, bright, and stress‑free holiday season!