Planning a trip for the holidays? Here are a few tips to help with your planning!

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Planning a trip for the holidays? Here are a few tips to help with your planning!

Road Travel Tips

  1. Taking a roadtrip? Have your vehicle inspected before you leave, especially if driving in harsh weather conditions.
  2. Be adaptable if traveling by car. With construction, traffic and road closures be prepared for a change in route.
  3. Equip your car with a winter safety kit. Here's info on how to build one: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/winter/HowToMakeAKit.asp
  4. Have a second driver and plan frequent rest stops. Fight fatigue and improve alertness by stopping to stretch your legs.

Air Travel Tips

  1. Stay healthy this season. Keep in mind the spread of germs. Get the flu vaccine and wash hands frequently
  2. Traveling by air? Plan ahead and leave extra time for long lines and traffic.
  3. Soaring the skies? Save time and money by packing light as possible. Airlines are getting stricter with baggage allowances

Home Safety Tips

  1. Avoid fire hazards. Inspect holiday decorations, lights, and extension cords for damage before use.
  2. Don’t overload outlets with too many decorations or devices.
  3. If you have a fresh Christmas tree, keep your tree stand full of water to avoid fire hazards.
  4. Keep space heaters at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn!
  5. Traveling? Have a neighbor watch your house or call your local PD to do a drive by. Use timers in and outside your house.

For more tips and tricks follow our twitter page @TXMilitaryForce and feel free to share your own #TXMFHolidayTips. Have a safe and happy holiday season!