This year, traveling during the Thanksgiving period is going to reach new heights – at least since the 911 incident. This information has been released by AAA based on a telephone survey they conducted. Their estimate is that about 37.2 million Americans will be traveling at least 50 miles from their homes during this period.
Taking these figures in mind, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the roads will be clogged like crazy during the upcoming holidays. If you are planning on going on a family trip, then I suggest that you plan as early as now in order to avoid the mass of people who will also be doing the same thing.
One thing to do would be to start your trip early or a bit late. Leaving town on Wednesday will mean that you will be joining majority of the population. Tuesday would be a better idea or if you can’t, Thursday or Friday would do as well. This would at least make your road trip a little bit better.
Another important thing is to make sure your vehicle is in tip top shape. In the past years, numerous accidents and breakdowns have occurred during this period. This is, of course, the last thing that you would want to happen during your Thanksgiving vacation. As early as now, have your vehicle checked to make sure it will be smooth sailing when you hit the road.
As for those who are planning on taking a plane, it would be good to know that the Wednesday before and the Sunday after Thanksgiving are usually the busiest days. Again, book your flights as early as now and if possible, avoid traveling on those days.
Remember to pack light and bring only the essentials for the whole family.