These 3 Tips Will Make Your Thanksgiving Travel Stress-Free

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Thanksgiving travel always seems to be chaotic and unpredictable. It can turn out just fine and allow you to have a great holiday, or things can go so sideways that you end up regretting even taking the trip. Here are some tips that will help you make the first scenario more likely this year’s Thanksgiving.

Travel Early in the Morning

The traffic is insane around Thanksgiving. If you want to avoid being stuck for hours in traffic or in crowded airports, travel early in the morning. This way, you will avoid traffic congestion, which is usually the worst in the afternoon of the day before Thanksgiving and on the weekend that follows it.

Have a Backup Plan

Thanksgiving is one of those situations in which it is better to have a backup plan even if you think you won’t have to use it. Plenty of things can go wrong, especially if you are flying due to delays and cancelations, and being prepared for those moments can save your holiday.

Don’t Bring Thanksgiving Food with You

It is hard to resist not bringing Thanksgiving food with you, but you should. For example, you might not be allowed to go through security with it. Or you can have an emergency on the road or get stuck in the traffic and risk it being spoiled.