Memorial Day weekend can be a stressful time to travel. When traveling, safety should always be your number one priority. This is why it is important to plan ahead. Here are a few helpful suggestions, before heading out on your road trip:
Pack Essential Items
Be sure to pack the essentials for your kids. Make sure they have enough snacks and drinks. It is best to pack plenty of healthy snacks, such as apples, oranges, or even trail mix. You may want to even consider bringing cheese and crackers. Carry along plenty of juices and water. Pack them in a large cooler and place it where it can be easily reached. Also, keep your kids occupied as you travel on your family adventure. You may want to consider bringing coloring books, crossword puzzles, or even travel games.
Don’t Spend Most Of Your Time Traveling
During Memorial Day weekend, maximize your vacation. Don’t spend most of your time on the road. While on your road trip destination, try avoiding heavy traffic as much as possible. Make sure your trip doesn’t take more than four hours each way.
Save Money On Gas
Choosing the right type of gas is important. For the majority of cars, it is best to use regular octane. A higher octane gas will costs you at the pump. Another way to save gas, is to stay within the speed limit. If you have to wait, turn off the engine. You can also save by using cruise control.
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