Tips on Surviving Holiday Travel on SingleMindedWomen.com

By Ann-Marie Nieves

This month on SingleMindedWomen.com, readers will learn the top tips for successful holiday travel. Also in November, Setting a Budget for Holiday Gift-Giving, Navigating Office Politics and Adult “Sexting.”

Nov 09, 2009 – Paradise Valley, Ariz. – This month on SingleMindedWomen.com, the largest online news destination for singleistas, readers will learn the top tips for successful holiday travel from Escapes Editor Melanie Nayer. Whether it’s how to best navigate crowded airports, vacation bargain hunting and surviving long road trips with the kids, readers will learn how to brave the holiday travel season successfully.

For those flying over the Thanksgiving holiday, Nayer suggest being flexible with travel dates. Some of the larger airlines (US Air, United, Delta and Continental) are charging an extra $10 for holiday fares, but if travelers can leave a few days before Thanksgiving (Sun-Tuesday), you can avoid some extra charges, and a lot of extra chaos at the airport.

Some quick tips for holiday travel:

For Singles: Pack light, Ladies. The easiest way to get through security this holiday season is to bring next to nothing. Mix-and-match outfits are your best accessory. Hint: Banana Republic has some great non-wrinkle black dresses for under $100 that travel well, and can be worn during the day or for a nice night out.

For Parents: There’s nothing wrong with a little bribe. What’s more stressful than making your way through airport security with the kids in tow mid-meltdown? Keeping the kids from kicking the back of the airplane seat during the coast-to-coast flight. Have a new toy, new book, or ‘surprise’ in one of your carry-ons to keep kids occupied and excited for the flight.

Involve the kids on holiday travel planning: If you’re prepping for a road trip to Grandma’s house this holiday season, let the kids help plan the trip. Assigning ‘projects’ keeps them involved and excited for the long car ride. In addition, let them each choose one car game that they want, and can only be opened once you’re on your way. It will get the kids pumped for the ride, and keep them busy.

Also featured in November on SingleMindedWomen.com, just in time for Black Friday, readers can get tips on setting a budget for holiday shopping. Think heart not head, when it comes to gift giving, says SingleMindedWomen.com’s money maven, Martin Brown. Give from a place of love, Brown says. The amount of money put toward a gift is not as powerful a factor as the simple expression of caring.

Careers
•Find out how to increase cash flow with tips from a mom entrepreneur.
•Read about Celebrity Wellness Coach A.J. Johnson  in the monthly Single Entrepreneur feature
•Careers Channel Editor Paula Santonocito dishes on navigating office politics

Relationships
•Relationships Editor Josie Brown writes about the 12 reasons women are not having sex and what they can do about it
•Women can found out how to keep a lusty libido during menopause
•Find out if you’re “sexting” proficient

Single Moms
•The Single Moms Channel will debut the new feature “Single Through Sorrow,” an intimate look at women who’ve lost their spouses
•Thanksgiving Recipe Contest: Cooking with Mom. Ladies can enter their favorite family recipe and enter to win a $50 gift card

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Founded by 20-year publishing veteran, Allison O’Connor, who had the same experiences many single women face today—cracking the “old boys” network at work, buying a house on her own, traveling solo both for fun and business, investing for her own retirement, and even having a baby as a single woman, the site seeks to inform as well as entertain, single women like her, and younger ones learning as they go.

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