Holiday Travel Tips for the Family on the Road

Driving in the Snow

These holiday travel tips will help keep you and your family prepared and safe on the open road this Thanksgiving and holiday season.

Prepare

The most crucial part of any road trip is preparing ahead of time. You should keep your vehicle serviced and up to date, make sure you have everything packed that you need, and look up alternate routes ahead of time in case of traffic or road closures.

Bring Alternative Maps

Relying on a GPS? That’s not always the right move. Of course, it’s fine to use your GPS as a primary resource, but keep maps on hand in case of a lost signal, or consider printing information off Google Maps.

Drive Defensively

Other people on the road are also going to be booking it to their relatives’ for the holidays, so be cautious, drive slowly, and watch out for other vehicles.

Keep An Emergency Kit On Hand

Blankets, water bottles, snacks, a flashlight, jumper cables, and other necessities should be collected for an emergency kit, just in case.

Relax

Lots of studies have been done to prove that doing something while you’re scared or stressed makes you more prone to making mistakes. Get ample sleep the night before and take some time to relax on the road.

Use these holiday travel tips for a more reassuring drive to your relatives’ homes this holiday season.

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