Ho ho ho my god, the holidays are almost here. With other festive details to tend to (like gift-giving and party-planning), we want to make things less stressed and more spirited this season. Whether you’re using the time off to travel or celebrating at home, we’ve got you covered. Explore destination guides, packing lists and tools to help plan your upcoming trips – no matter how far away you roam.


Holiday travel plans, by the numbers:

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Roam somewhere new for the holidays

There’s no place like home for the holidays – but that doesn’t mean that’s where we’re celebrating. Some have traditions of spending the holidays elsewhere, while others need their space. No matter what your reason might be for roaming, take a look at our data-backed destinations for ideas on where to go.

‘Tis the ski-son

If skiing is what comes to mind when you think of the holidays, this one’s for you. With help from our partners at Smartwool, we created a guide to help you choose your next destination and what gear to pack – discover top destinations and ski essentials for your winter adventure.

Winter deal destinations in Europe

Sure, the holidays in the US are magical – but have you seen the markets they have in Europe? Traveling to these cities during the winter is more-affordable and you can enjoy the sights without summer crowds. Swap your summer vacation for the winter and see where you can go for less.

Affordable destinations for winter

Want to stay close to home but not so close where you become one with the couch? We’ve compiled some of the most affordable destinations for winter so you can travel without having to go too far. Here are a few North American locations you can venture to for less this season.

Save on getting home this season

If only booking travel was as easy as sending gift ideas to send to your family. Though we can’t promise you’ll get what you asked for, we can try to help you save some money (so you can gift yourself later). Here are three of our favorite tools for finding deals and trip-planning.



Search for flexibility

It’s the season of giving, so give yourself some flexibility with flights, hotels and rental cars that won’t charge you if your plans change. Use our flexible options filter when you search – look for “No change fees” on flights or “Free cancellation” on stays and rental cars.

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Save with Price Alerts

When it comes to gift-buying and travel-booking, we love any opportunity to save during the holiday season. Price Alerts can help you find deals by tracking flight, hotel and rental car prices so you’ll know if they change and when it’s the right time to book.

Set a Price Alert

Start planning with Trips

Trip planning can come with a lot of little details to keep track of – especially if you’re going to multiple places over the holiday season. That’s where our Trips tool can come in handy – create a new trip using your account to organize all your booking information in one place.

Create a trip

Helpful info for the holidays

You decided on where to go for the holidays and your plans are booked…now what? From packing tips, to navigating potential travel challenges, we have info that can help you along the way to your holiday destination.

What to do if your flight is grounded

Ten holiday packing tips

7 tips for stress-free holiday travel

Global Entry vs. TSA PreCheck: Which should you pick?

Tips for babyproofing your vacation rental

How to fly with a pet

How to find a pet-friendly hotel