Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Thanksgiving travel tips

Fall is flying by, and the holidays are almost upon us. The holiday season is a busy travel time for all, as many Americans travel home to visit loved ones and take part in festive celebrations. To make holiday travel as painless and stress-free as possible, there are various things you can do to prepare beforehand to help make travel plans go smoothly. Here are some Thanksgiving travel tips.

  • Plan ahead: This is the simplest and one of the most important travel tips for the holiday season. Rather than scrambling at the last minute to decide when you’re going to drive or fly home, make plans as far in advance as possible. When you have time to plan in advance, you can plan out the most effective driving route, find the cheapest airfare, or avoid particularly busy airports.
  • Avoid the heaviest travel days: The Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Saturday after will be among the busiest travel days of the year. If possible, avoid these days entirely. If you have to travel on these days and you’re driving, aim to leave early in the morning — such as at 6 a.m. —

to avoid the busiest road times.

  • Factor in extra travel time: Whether you’re stuck in traffic or stuck in line at the airport, you know that holiday travel typically comes with longer wait times. Arrive extra early to the airport to check in and make it through security, and factor in extra driving time so you don’t feel stressed.

Make sure your car is ready for the holidays, too by scheduling a maintenance check with our trained technicians at Midwest Ford.

Savor Summer with an In-State Road Trip Through Kansas

road trip through Kansas

Tell most Americans that you’re planning to take a road trip through Kansas, and you’ll probably get that canned, stereotypical response about cornfields. We can hear it now, that grating, enjoy the corn! But, we Kansans know there’s so much more to our state than cornfields (though do we not also have the finest, most shining cornfields in the nation)?

Fellow Jayhawkers, if you’re feeling like the summertime is flying by, pack up the family for a quick road trip through Kansas, and show some love to your favorite state.

Get Spooked in Kansas Ghost Towns

Kansas is chock-full of American pioneer history, much of which you can still see and touch. Take this route starting at Stull in the north and looping around down to Le Hunt in the south, and explore a few of our chilling ghost towns.

Drop Your Jaws at these Kansan Natural Wonders

From the Gypsum Hills to Castle Rock, Kansas is full of stunning natural wonders. Make a weekend of cruising between these gorgeous vistas and spend an afternoon hiking and picnicking — a great time for kids or for a romantic getaway.

Sample the Best Fried Chicken in Kansas

Nobody fries chicken like a Kansan. Take a drive to these eight delicious fried chicken establishments if you like a road trip you can sink your teeth into.

Before you head out to explore the great state of Kansas, make sure your car is up to the task and schedule a maintenance check at Midwest Ford.