3 Things to Keep in Mind if You’re Traveling for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
If you're heading out of town to see family this weekend, here are 3 things to keep in mind:
- Don't put your home address on your luggage tags because thieves use the information to locate homes they can break into. Try using a business address instead or just a phone number.
- Law enforcement officials in some areas plan to use Black Friday to catch speeders. Many agencies are increasing patrols in an effort to catch overanxious drivers. Some police departments will dress an officer like Santa and then have him or her hold a radar gun. Slow down, observe the speed limit and drive safe and you'll be fine
- The TSA is advising people traveling with Thanksgiving food dishes to pack them in their checked baggage. Cranberry sauce, creamy dips, spreads, gift baskets that contain liquid, mustard, salsa, jams and salad dressings should all be packed.
They say, "Anything that presents a potential threat is looked at as a prohibited item. Items that have high concentrations of liquids fit that category. We have to err on the side of caution The rule of thumb should be, if it's questionable, you should ship them or bake or buy them on the opposite end of your trip. When the turkey goes through the x-ray machine, if there were an explosive in the cavity, we would see it. TSA workers are not permitted to eat perishable items left behind. Any food items are disposed of, just like bottles of water."
And of course we all know by now not to put our travel plans on social media. Travel safe this weekend and Happy Thanksgiving