A handsfree carrier will make all-the-things easier.
I've learned that when traveling, having a handsfree carrier is critical. Especially if you've got some air travel, having both hands to take off shoes and coats etc through TSA, grabbing the carry-ons, pulling out your ticket to check the flight number or gate, holding another little hand or even just pulling your hair out of your face will make traveling a much better experience.
We have several, but this holiday season we plan to travel with the Ergobaby 360. It's a handsfree carrier that has back/hip support for parent and has hip support for baby. You can carry your little one in front, on your back, and even on your side hip with all the different configurations. Baby can face in or out.
It's hefty enough to carry 45 lbs of kiddo (starting at 12 lbs) but not so bulky that taking it with you traveling is burdensome. The one we have is mesh for optimal breathability, but Ergobaby also has carriers in their signature premium cotton in a variety of colors.
So here's to traveling to far away places or going home to see friends and family this holiday season and traveling handsfree while carrying your little.