You may find that traveling this holiday season may be more stressful than usual because of this year’s penny pinching global economy. To add to this many airlines have cut flights, raised fares and added more cheery travel surcharges. Thus, many people have decided to forgo holiday traveling this year to save money. But for those who have decided to bite the bullet and are still going ahead with traditional travel plans there is still hope to be had. Here are some great tips for this year’s holiday travel.First, make a game plan stick to it. Whether it is where you are going, what time, or with who you should familiarize yourself with the places you are heading. This game plan can also help you avoid any unforeseen circumstances such as an overweight bag at the airport. Pinning down all the details will organize your plans and mentally prepare you for what is waiting.Before you leave make sure you make arrangements for your home. Whether this means leaving a light on a timer or finding someone to watch your dog, knowing at least a couple of weeks beforehand will ease your pre trip stress.Create a list of the items you absolutely need, those you want and those you could possibly mail. This will help eliminate extra bag weight and will help you limit what really needs to go with you on your trip.In order to make your trip more relaxing try to travel on off peak days. This means don’t head out on a Friday afternoon or evening but try for a weekday. Try to leave your house as early as possible as well to account for possible traffic.When traveling it is also important to not sweat the small stuff. Remember, you are going on vacation which means sitting back and relaxing which will be impossible if you worry about every little thing. Also remember that you probably are not going to get everything done so if something unexpected arises try to go with the flow.All of these tips will allow you to have a much more realizing holiday, one where you will be able to sit back and enjoy your loved ones. Upon returning home, don’t make it sad but celebrate it and allow your vacation bliss to stay a little longer while you ease back into everyday life.