Holiday Travel Tips

Thanksgiving Travel by Dave Granlund

The Thanksgiving Holiday is known to be the busiest travel time of the year with notorious transportation delays, traffic and travel snags. With a bit of foresight and some planning, you may ease some travel headaches whether you’re heading home for the holidays or escaping for a drama-free adventure. Regardless of your plans, you’ll be thankful for these holiday travel tips.

  • Plan Ahead
    Early reservations result in lower prices and greatest selection. Sign-up for sale notifications and follow your transportation providers on social media for alerts that may not be offered to the public.
  • Travel Light
    Most airlines now charge fees for checked bags, so it makes sense to pack light and carry on, this results in tight space overhead onboard. To lighten your load, consider shipping some of your belongs to your destination ahead of time, especially gifts and bulky items.
  • Choose the Best Days
    Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the following Sunday are the two busiest days. Avoid them by traveling on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday and return on Friday or Saturday.
  • High-Tech Troubleshooting
    Most transportation providers have mobile websites and apps that enable passengers to easily check in, confirm seats and track flight status. Using these online options can help you to avoid long lines at airports, train stations and terminals.
  • Holiday Road Trip
    Navigating the highways at this time of year presents it’s own set of holiday headaches, especially the I-95 corridor. Again, avoid traveling on the pre and post Thanksgiving Wednesday and Sunday. Plan your route, fill up your gas tank before you leave, bring along your EZ-Pass and pack some snacks!

AND don’t forget to pack a Travel Insurance policy. It provides the peace of mind you need to confidently plan and fully enjoy your trip!

Content Source: The Travel Channel

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