ThanksGiving Travel Tips

ThanksGiving Travel Tips

Thanksgiving is coming up quickly, that likely means travel as family and friends get together from across city and country. A lot of people are going to be in planes, trains, cars and buses, all of which boils down to traffic and and delays. But, with a bit of preparation and planning, you can hopefully avoid the logistical headache that events such as these can bring on! 

Here are some handy tips to keep in mind as you prepare to travel to your Thanksgiving feast! 

  1. Plan early. Nail down plans now, make lists, and above all, give yourself that bit of extra time! I have even gone so far as creating new deadlines and leaving dates slightly earlier than the real ones, so that if I am delayed, even then I am on time (especially helpful if you have kids!)
  2. Try to travel at irregular times. We all loathe rush hour traffic, so why willingly subject yourself to it during a holiday? (of course, sometimes this is impossible, but it may be worth it to ask to leave work a bit early, just to save yourself some extra stress.)
  3. Choose your connections carefully. There is nothing worse than making one flight but missing the next, just because you didn't realize it would take hours to get from one terminal to the next! 
  4. Keep an eye on the weather. As it gets colder, freezing rain, ice, (and possibly snow!) make driving dangerous and flying difficult. So, keep an eye on your airline's flight statuses, and road conditions, especially if you haven't put your winter tires on yet.
  5. Don't overpack. And- watch your liquids! It is age old advice, but still holds true, especially if you have ever stood in security and realized you packed your favorite moisturizer in your carry-on, but it is most definitely over the limit!

 

 

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