Thanksgiving for most Americans means spending time and sharing a great feast with loved ones, however, sometimes a road trip is involved to get to the festivities.

Here are some tips to make it go as smooth as possible this year!

  • Prep your vehicle – Make sure tires and pressures are good, pack a first aid kit, make sure you have roadside assistance or a spare tire and jack just in case. Better to be prepared than to be stuck on the side of the road in holiday traffic!

  • Make sure you get a good nights sleep the night before traveling. Studies have shown that not getting enough sleep can impair the brain as much as driving drunk can! So sleep up!

  • Don’t skip breakfast! Be sure to eat a balanced meal before you take off, people get grumpy (hangry) when they are hungry, and no one likes a grumpy person on a road trip!

  • If traveling with kids in car seats, before you leave, make sure they are buckled into the seat correctly as well as the kiddos themselves are secured correctly.

  • Be sure to stay focused on the road. With vehicles and technology becoming more high tech, it is easier to get distracted. Be sure to set your cell phone to do not disturb or put it away and focus on the drive ahead. Remember you are on the road with more people due to the holidays, so you want to make sure you are focused.

  • Bring entertainment for little ones. Tired or cranky kiddos can pose a major distraction to the driver, so be sure to pack healthy snacks, games, or electronics to keep them entertained. Also, pack a blanket and pillow to keep them warm and comfy if they take a nap.

  • Be sure to take breaks. Too much time all cooped up can take a toll on anyone, pull over, sightsee or just stop for gas and stretch.

  • If you are bringing a cooked dish, be sure to pack it safely and properly to prevent it from spoiling. If you cook it before you leave, place in a tight container, and then wrap it in foil, a towel, or an insulated container.

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