Memorial Day marks the first big travel holiday of the year for many people. The long weekend marks a time for parties and remembrance, and people crowd airports and the streets in a desperate bid to get to their travel destination. What does that mean for your plans this year? We have a few things that can help make sure your holiday is a slam dunk this year.
Every year, Memorial Day is BUSY. From bikers hitting the road to families filling up the station wagon, almost everyone is on the road in some fashion. This year is predicted to be the second biggest traveling season since 2000 according to AAA, meaning that if you aren’t prepared properly for the road this year, you’re going to have a bad time traveling. That’s even more surprising, as gas prices have shot up by nearly $3 a gallon since last year, yet this isn’t deterring any of the typical travelers.
You have to make sure you pack accordingly, as well. No matter where you go, I think it’s safe to say that swimming may be in your plans. All pools open up this weekend, so you need to make sure you’ve got your swimsuit! And you need to have your towel, too (only always). Make sure you check your luggage for the essentials before packing it on the bus.
The worst travel days start as early as May 23rd this year, meaning that our typical advice of “Book Your Tickets Early” has become even more dire. Indeed, public transport remains the most reliable form of travel for this year, but as always, tickets are sparse. You have to make sure that you buy those tickets as soon as possible if you want to guarantee a trip.
Keep this in mind: buses take multiple cars off the road. By booking your trip via bus travel, you ensure that another car is off the road, freeing up traffic and ensuring you will get where you need to be a little faster. Not only that, but you make the entire world a cleaner and better place to be (see our blog post on green travel for some more info on that).
Bus tickets are entirely more available currently than plane tickets. If you’re a procrastinator, it’s the only way you can reliably get to your favorite destinations. Not only that, but the prices are a million times more friendly than your nearest airline. All you have to do is buy a ticket, check in, and take your seat. A fifteen-minute process is so much more friendly than the hours-long check-in and security check of airlines, isn’t it?
Ohio Coach knows you need to get places for Memorial Day weekend. Whether it’s the greatest city in the world or home sweet home, we’ve got you covered. Book your tickets today and make sure you aren’t left out on America’s biggest travel holiday.