KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – While many people believe the holidays should be about family, the season can also provide enough time to squeeze in an adventure. Now, just in time for the holidays we have the travel expert who literally wrote the book about free or affordable trips. 

Meggan Kaisser is the former host of the Travel Channel show 24/$7, and blogger. Her book, EVERYWHERE FOR NOTHINGFREE TRAVEL FOR THE MODERN NOMAD, provides a timely roadmap for researching, creating, and enjoying an affordable vacation.

She’s also provide some timely tips for navigating one of the busiest travel seasons in years, including:

THE BASICS PEOPLE FORGET
Some of the most commonly forgotten things to pack when getting ready to travel are those everyday items, like a toothbrush, but with the Oral-B Clic’s elegant design, it’s something that’s hard to forget. The Oral-B Clic makes for the perfect travel companion this Holiday season with it’s next-Gen criss-cross bristles. Clic gives you a remarkable cleaning performance and a truly comfortable brushing experience wherever you go, making it as effective at cleaning as it is sleek. The unique, premium handle is made of durable materials that you can take anywhere. Plus because the handle is reusable, you’ll reuse 80% of the brush by replacing only the brush head. Also, don’t forget the toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash! For more information, visit oralb.com

TOP TIP WHEN TRAVELING
When traveling, especially when flying, it is so important to get plenty of quality sleep. Meggan recommends Fast-Acting Liquid Melatonin from Life Extension, the health solutions expert, to support overall health and wellbeing this season. Their sugar-free, citrus-vanilla flavor is delicious! Life Extension’s Fast-Acting Liquid Melatonin provides 3 milligrams of melatonin to support healthy, restful sleep patterns and encourage cellular health. This liquid formula is quickly absorbed so it supports healthy sleep faster, which can also have a beneficial impact on the immune system! For more information, visit www.lifeextension.com

GETTING THE BEST TRAVEL DEALS
New research by Priceline shows that 51 percent of Americans are planning a trip this holiday season. Whether it’s for your own plans or an amazing holiday gift, world-leader in travel deals, Priceline is helping you save on your dream vacation this holiday season during their 6-week Season of Savings sale. The best part is that these deals are on top of Priceline’s everyday discounts and can be used on immediate and future travel. You can also maximize your savings by bundling your trip. Package bookings can potentially save you hundreds of dollars and are the best option to avoid paying full price during the holidays. To unlock even more savings, join Priceline’s free and multi-tiered rewards program Priceline VIP by visiting Priceline.com/vip.

OTHER HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS
Another must-have to consider, is Secret Fresh Invisible Solid deodorant. It will be busy this holiday season, and Secret Fresh Invisible Solid offers 48-hour protection for both sweat and body odor. The sweat-activated formula traps odor and releases fragrance. It comes in several light fresh scents so you’re sure to find the one you love. My tip for staying fresh and dry no matter what you’re doing for the holidays. Starting at $4.99 and available at most retailers. For more information, visit secret.com