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The Busy Person’s Guide to Planning a Stress-Free Holiday Vacation


Written by guest author, Sean Morris.

Most of us are busy all of the time, doing our best juggling act to balance work and family. Stress might be a part of your daily life as you worry about your children’s well-being, your aging parents’ health, the volatility of the industry you work in, conflicts with your spouse, or any number of other regular stressors. Add in the holidays and things can seem almost unbearable. A holiday vacation should be your reprieve, yet trips often become another stressful event. Here are a few tips for busy professionals to ensure a stress-free vacation.

2016 Best Holiday Destinations and Escapes

Are you hoping to make this holiday season as magical and memorable as possible? Who says you have to stay home in order to enjoy the winter festivities? Book a holiday vacation this year and enjoy the holidays like you never have before. There are destinations that will hearken back to the old days with holiday lights, carols and cocoa. Or you could escape it all and spend your holidays laid out on a sun-soaked beach with a cocktail in hand. Whichever your preference, make this season merry with these perfect holiday destinations!

If you’d like to grip nostalgia by the shirt collar, you can’t beat these holiday destinations that really know how to do it up every December.


1. Whistler, CA

Whistler Mtn.

Photo by Murray Foubister / CC BY-SA


Photo by peanutian / CC BY-SA

If your idea of the perfect Christmas is the quintessential “White Christmas,” look no further than Whistler, Canada! This quaint town embraces the holidays every year with all of their fun Christmas traditions and old-time charm. This real-life snow globe boasts a Christmas village decorated with millions of lights and holiday-themed activities the whole family will enjoy. Get some skiing in while you’re there, too. The ski lift provides the best, birds-eye-view of Whistler’s winter wonderland!


Take Photos Like a Pro on Vacation

Everyone wants to take those quintessential, stunning vacation photos when they’re in a new locale. Whether it’s to show off on Instagram or to frame as a reminder, it’s important to have great photographic keepsakes. But, more often than not, only a handful of pictures turn out to be share-worthy.

Take Photos like a Pro

If this sounds familiar to you, don’t fret. You don’t need a degree in photography or a ton of gear to score jealous-inducing photos. Just follow these great tips for your next trip and come home to the envy of all of your followers.

How to Make Travel Affordable

Contrary to popular belief, millionaires aren’t the only people that can enjoy traveling the world. If you’ve been putting off your wanderlust for fear of breaking the bank, look no further. Even families with tight budgets can make their vacation dreams come true with a little bit of planning and these helpful vacation tips for traveling on the cheap!


The best place to park at Oakland Airport & how much you should pay…


Flying out of any airport can be stressful, but some less than others. This can be said about Oakland Intl. Airport. In close proximity to SFO airport, OAK is just across the bay and offers a smaller, more navigable, and sometimes a more cost effective alternate. We asked our Oakland customers for the 411 on parking and flying out of OAK airport.