Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means dealing with holiday travel will become a necessity for millions of Americans. Naturally, that means a highly stressful experience, so to keep from pulling your hair out while you’re stuck in traffic, check out these quick and easy Thanksgiving travel tips from us here at Bill Harris GM.
More baggage means longer lines and more hassle. Avoid packing and traveling with bags if possible—instead, mail belongings to your destination through the postal service, provided there’s someone you can trust to receive them. Also, create a packing list of necessities ahead of time to streamline the process and eliminate unnecessary luggage.
The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year, so you should avoid traveling then at all costs. Luggage problems, airport security delays, and ticket prices can cause major strain to a weary traveler, so flying on Monday or Tuesday, and leaving on Friday or Saturday, can help relieve the holiday stress.
While some people may frown on how reliant we are on technology, it makes for a great tool when on the road. Using GPS navigation can help plan routes, avoid traffic jams, and find alternate routes if something goes wrong. Smartphone apps can even help locate gas stations, restaurants, and other points of interest that can make driving to your destination much more relaxed and enjoyable.
Above all, make sure to drive safely, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!