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10 Holiday Car Travel Tips!

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One of my favorite Christmas songs is Home for the Holidays as sung by the Carpenters –

There’s Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays,
For no matter how far away you roam –
When you long for the sunshine of a friendly gaze,
For the holidays – you can’t beat home, sweet home!

Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? These lyrics running through my head, make me wish we could go home for the holidays more than once a year.

 There’s no place like home for the holidays! Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go. But wait, did we check the tires? Pack the emergency bag? Many of the small details are bound to slip our minds as we head home for the holidays. No matter if you travel across the country or just across town, it’s always great to go home for the holidays.

Christmas will be here before you know it and with all the hustle and bustle of preparing for the season, we sometimes forget about the little things we need to do to make our holiday trips safe and successful. We have a few safety tips for you to think about before you pack up the car and head home for the holidays this Christmas season.

10 Holiday Car Travel Tips!

  1.  Check all of the fluids, tire pressure and get your oil changed.
  2. Clean all of the glass in the car inside and out.
  3. Check your head lights, turn signals, brake lights and tail lights are in working order.
  4. Make sure you have all of your up to date insurance and registration papers just in case you need them
  5. Fill up with gas at your local station use the Gas Station Locator page for fill ups along your route.
  6. Take frequent breaks for stretching and the restroom.
  7. Bring your own snack and drinks so you don’t have to spend a lot of money along the way.
  8. Travel games and music can break up long trips.
  9. Watch your speed and obey traffic laws.
  10. Get plenty of sleep and DO NOT drink and drive!

 

Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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29 Comments

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    Patti Purelli
    December 10, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Anywhere my husband and children are will ALWAYS be “home for the holidays” to me. As long as we are together nothing else matters to me in the entire world.

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    Tammilee
    December 10, 2013 at 11:18 am

    We are still deciding where we will be for the holidays. I am hoping we drive to surprise my parents on the other side of the state.

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    natasha w
    December 10, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Perry ny

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    natasha w
    December 10, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Perry ny

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    wendy rozema
    December 10, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I am spending the Holidays with my family!

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      Kathy Briegel
      December 10, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      Family is important everyday…but especially during the Holidays! Thanks for making getting together easier!

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    Janice F.
    December 10, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I hope to spend the Holidays with my family which means a road trip! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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    Devyn Brosius
    December 10, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Spending the holidays with the people that mean the most! Friends and family!!!

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    Kathy Briegel
    December 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Family is so important everyday….but especially during the holidays! Thank you for making getting together easier!!

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    Kathy Briegel
    December 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Family is so important everyday….but especially during the holidays! Thank you for making getting together easier!!

  • Reply
    Kathy Briegel
    December 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Family is so important everyday….but especially during the holidays! Thank you for making getting together easier!!

  • Reply
    Kathy Briegel
    December 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Family is so important everyday….but especially during the holidays! Thank you for making getting together easier!!

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    Kim Henrichs
    December 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Home is NY – hoping to be in Maine for the holidays!

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    Pam O
    December 11, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Florida is home, visiting family in Georgia.

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    Vunda V
    December 13, 2013 at 9:11 am

    home is VA now, wish we could make it “home” home to CT where the family is!

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    Melissa M
    December 14, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    We are only traveling an hour away to my in laws.

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    Courtnie
    December 15, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I plan to spend Christmas with my family and boyfriend.

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    Sheila K.
    December 16, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I’ll be spending the holidays with my little boy!

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    tammy shelton
    December 16, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Home is St Augustine FL.

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    Donna L
    December 16, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    We spend the holidays with my mother in law at her home.

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    Sarah Coulsey
    December 17, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Anywhere with my Husband and boys. Usually at our house with all of our extended family.

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    Jennifer D.
    December 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    This year I’m going to my sister’s in Smithfield, VA from Pittsburgh, PA.

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    Linda Meranda
    December 17, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Farmland, IN. Just me & hubby staying home this year. he’s been layed off a year now

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    Pat
    December 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Just in time for Christmas!

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    josh
    December 17, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    spending the holidays with the family and staying away from distant relatives

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    Wanda McHenry
    December 17, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I’ll be spending the holidays with my husband and my mom.

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    Jill McHale
    December 17, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    We split our time up between Philly and visiting family in VA.

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    Michaela K
    December 17, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Ohio is home for the holidays, most of the family is still around the same relatively small town. My sister and her husband are coming up from Cincinnati to spend Christmas with us. I’d love to be able to tuck this gift card into their presents!

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    kathy dalton
    December 17, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    home for me is in Daytona Beach, florida

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