The holiday season—from Thanksgiving to New Year’s—is a festive and lively time of the year, filled with laughter and loved ones. It is also notoriously known as the busiest time of the year to travel. All kinds of hiccups can happen in your travel plans, including bad weather conditions, traffic, and flight delays and cancellations. While you can’t account for everything when making your travel plans, an added bit of thoughtfulness and foresight can go a long way. Here are some holiday travel tips we at Danny Len Buick GMC recommend for you and your family.
Plan Ahead – This tip is threefold: start planning your holiday travels plans early (either to get the best prices or to have a good driving plan), anticipate the busiest traffic days (the busiest days of the year to travel on are the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday following) and see if there is a way you can avoid them, and, if driving, know which routes will be the busiest and see if there are alternative routes that may be faster and have less traffic than the typically faster route.
Keep your devices close at hand – Both your smartphone and GPS system will help you in a pinch. Use your phone to quickly navigate the airport and have up-to-date flight information, as well as to form back-up plans if necessary. In the car, have a passenger use their phone to plan out quick and easy stops, stay up-to-date on the weather, and update family and friends on your ETA. You can also use the GPS on your phone or another GPS device in your car to stay up-to-date on traffic and be alerted when faster routes are available.
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