Whether you are driving on icy roads, or flying across the country there are always winter weather warnings to be aware of. Family vacations can become stressful with a simple slip up in your plans. Prepare yourself for the worst, and always travel with caution.
If you are driving to your destination, make sure to plan your route depending on weather warnings. Taking short cuts to avoid traffic isn’t always the safest idea in the winter season, but if that is what you choose to do, make sure you pack for any outcome. Warm emergency clothing, jumper cables, and ice scrapers are always a smart addition in case of accidents. Another secret trick to winter travel is packing kitty litter. If the roads get slick with snow and ice and you are stuck on your trail, a little kitty litter underneath your tires can help give you enough grip to get out of a slippery situation. Also, include a small shovel in your travel gear. Having your car stocked with these supplies will be helpful if the weather gets rough.
When it comes to flying during the winter, always plan your travels in advance. Be aware of your through stops and the weather at these locations, or your trips could be slowed down and your plans thrown off. Airlines might not rebook a connecting flight after a delay, so be aware of the details of your flight, and have a backup plan in case. Trying to stay ahead will make your traveling life much more relaxing.
If you plan ahead and plan safe your winter travels will be much more fulfilling. Drive carefully, and avoid using cruise control in bad weather. Always be as prepared as possible for emergency situations while traveling, and getting to your destination will be less stressful. Safe travels this winter season!