If you are traveling during holidays make sure that you have all the gifts sent ahead otherwise it might be inspected in the airport and there will be a chance that it will be unwrapped in the airport. So the beautiful and the effort to wrap your gifts will be wasted.
Do your research in the place where you wanted to go, know their holidays, events and the best spots to eat.
If you are staying for holidays, don’t just stay at home and do nothing. Search volunteer sites on the internet and offer a volunteer. In that way, you will not get bored at home instead what you are going to do is something worth your time.