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Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Thanksgiving Travel Tips
Thanksgiving is typically the busiest travel time of the year as people travel to be with family for the holiday or to take advantage of the time off for an extended vacation. Vacation homes near Orlando FL are popular for both groups of people, providing plenty of space and comfort as well as convenience. With so many people likely to be traveling to Central Florida this Thanksgiving, here are a few tips to make your trip go more smoothly.

With more airlines charging for checked baggage, traveling light is in your best interests. Ideally, you should try to pack all of your items into a carry-on bag. If you’re worried about not having enough clean clothing to last for your trip, vacation homes near Orlando FL can come in handy. Resorts such as Fantasy World include washers and dryers in their accommodations, making it easier to pack lighter.

The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day, followed closely by the Sunday after Thanksgiving. To save on stress and the potential for travel delays and frustrations, it is best to travel on the Monday before Thanksgiving or on Thanksgiving morning itself. Additionally, for the return trip, the day after Thanksgiving or the Monday after Thanksgiving are your best bets. These tips go for both plane and automobile travel.

If you are flying, look into some of the travel apps available for smart phones, as well as the websites for your particular airline. Many airlines now have mobile websites that allow you to check in, confirm your seats, and keep up to date on your flight’s status, helping you avoid some of the long airport lines and confusion.

If you are driving, GPS can come in handy, helping you avoid major traffic jams, as well as taking some of the guesswork out of choosing the right route. Make sure your car is in good working order with a full tank of gas, windshield wiper fluid, and a spare tire. Also make sure you have change for any toll roads along the way and don’t forget to pack some drinks and snacks so you don’t waste time getting on and off the highway.

With some thoughtful preparation in advance of your trip, you can avoid some of the travel stress that can put a damper on your holiday getaway.

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