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Traveling for Christmas? Take These Steps to Stay Safe

Traveling is always a stressful time no matter when you go. However, when you are traveling during the holidays it's even more stressful. Here are some tips you can take to entrust your safety no matter where you should go this holiday!

1. The Best Time to Travel- When it comes to the holidays, the sooner you can leave, the better. Most people will leave the day before or the day of the holiday. People are normally leaving after they get off or after the kids are getting out of school. This means from 3pm to 5pm, the roads will be a nightmare to drive.

2. Know Your Route- Map out the way you are going to take before you actually leave. This can benefit you in a number of ways. You can plan your stops if you are going to need to seek a hotel or gas station along the way. You can also pay attention to construction or weather which might slow you down. The more you know; the more you can plan.

3. Pack the Essentials- If you have watched some of the crazy Christmas movies where families go on vacation for the holidays, the number one thing that keeps them from getting to their destination is car trouble. To help you in case of this type of emergency there are a few things you should have. They are: jumper cables, blankets, emergency flares or triangles, a spare tire, a jack as well a something to loosen the nuts if you have to change a flat tire.

4. Cell Phone- When traveling, have your cell phone charged and make sure you have a way to charge it when you are on the road. This could be your best friend when you are traveling.

Keep these tips in mind when you travel and you will be sure to ease some stress for yourself. The biggest thing is planning ahead and knowing all the details you can. It doesn't hurt to have some spare cash on you should something arise either.