How to Survive Holiday Travelling

survive holiday travelling

With Thanksgiving behind us now, many of us are just now returning home – but the holidays aren’t over yet. With Christmas just a few weeks away, you might be packing your bags again before you know it. Here are a few tips to help you survive holiday travelling.

  • Travel on Off-Peak Days. If you will be flying or driving for Christmas, consider travelling on less popular days to avoid long lines at the airport and heavy traffic on the highways.
  • Ship your gifts early. If you will be flying, do not bring wrapped presents to the airport. Either ship them beforehand or wrap them when you reach your destination.
  • Don’t get hungry. Travel stress combined with an empty stomach can cause you to be short-tempered and not think clearly. Bring along some snacks to keep your belly full and avoid getting hungry.
  • Plan for extra travel time. Travelling in December can take longer than usual, especially if a winter storm is brewing. Leave early and plan for your trip to take longer than expected. This will help you feel more in control if something does happen.
  • Pack for emergencies. This is especially important if you’ll be driving. Pack tire chains, warm blankets, a flashlight, jumper cables, and any other emergency supplies you think you might need if you get stuck on the side of the road.

 Need a new vehicle for your Christmas road trip? Stop by Nehls Chevrolet today and we’ll help you find the perfect new Chevrolet for your Christmas travels.

Fewer People Traveling for Thanksgiving

Traveling for thanksgiving

AAA reports that fewer people are traveling for Thanksgiving this year, compared to last year.

In 2012, 44 million Americans headed out for family visits and reunions. This year, it’s predicted that 43.4 million American will be heading somewhere for the Thanksgiving meal.

Both highways and airways will see drops in travel. While roads will see about a 2 percent decrease in travel, airlines can expect to see a decline of about 4 percent from last year.

What may be most interesting about this study is the fact that those who do go somewhere will be on the road a lot longer. Last year, people traveled an average of 588 miles to their destination and back. 2013 will see that number rise to 601.

While these numbers are down, those of you who do get into your car will enjoy less crowded highways and low gas prices. Slipping below $3 in different areas of the country, families can expect to fill up their cars and trucks with gas hasn’t been so low since 3 years ago.

Nehls Chevrolet wishes you all a safe, fun Thanksgiving with your family, friends and the people that matter most.