AAA is projecting that almost 50 million Americans will travel 50 miles of more from home this Thanksgiving. With 48.7 million people on the roads (1 million more than last year), this is the most vehicles hitting the roads since 2007 from Wednesday, November 23 to Sunday, November 27.
There’s good news! Today’s national average price for a gallon of gas is $2.16, 11 cents more than the average price on Thanksgiving last year ($2.05). Most U.S. drivers will pay the second-cheapest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2008, when the national average was $1.85. (source: AAA)
Don’t forget your phone charger, you’re going to need it for GPS, photos, music and more.
Driving with kids? Be sure to hit the road extra early, while the kids are still wanting to sleep, to try and avoid the traffic jams.
Pack snacks! There will always be someone who is hungry, so be prepared with snacks and drinks so you don’t have to stop as much.
Only stop at rest areas that are well lit.
Always have an extra blanket and jackets tucked away in the car, even if you’re headed to warmer weather. You never know when you’ll need something to clean up a mess or cuddle up in if the A/C is on blast.
Are you flying? Check out TSA’s Thanksgiving plan here.
Want to find the best gas prices on your drive? Check out the GasBuddy app.
Need packing tips? Travel + Leisure has a great article here.
What if your flight gets delayed or canceled? Need to kill some time between flights? Check out LoungeBuddy.
Traveling with a pet? The BringFido app will help you find pet friendly places, parks, hotels and more.