Every year, thousands upon thousands of people take to the roadways of the United States to visit family and friends during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Before you pack up the car this year, here are a few travel tips that could save you a lot of time, hassle, and stress:
1. Have an alternate route. If all goes as planned, you will never have to jump off your primary route and consider another option. However, you never know when inclement weather or an accident will pose a problem. With an alternate route, you can quickly change your course without losing too much time.
2. Pack an emergency kit. This is something you should have in your vehicle at all times, but it is even more important when traveling a long distance.
From first-aid supplies to road flares, you don’t want to leave anything out. Here is a great article on how to pack an emergency kit.
3. Get on the road early. As tempting as it may be to catch up on your sleep during the holiday break, don’t let this get the best of you. When you hit the road earlier than most people it is much easier to enjoy the drive. Not to mention the fact that fewer cars on the road reduces your chance of being involved in an accident.
Final tip: have your car inspected by a professional before you hit the road. This will give you peace of mind, knowing that your vehicle is in good condition to take on the trip ahead.
The Thanksgiving holiday can be a lot of fun, especially if you are embarking on a road trip. The tips above will keep you happy and safe as you travel to and from your destination.