Holiday Travel Advice

7 ways to stay safe on the busiest travel day of the year

By Emily Main


Ditch the drive-thru2. Ditch the drive-thru

Fast food is a drain on your wallet and your energy levels, and, considering how much you’ll be eating this weekend, you just don’t need all that fat-, sugar-, and salt-laden fare. Instead, pack a cooler full of sandwiches on whole-wheat bread, which boosts your energy levels and makes you more alert.

Throw in a few peppermints; they’re healthier and studies find they’re as stimulating as caffeine. As a bonus, packing your own lunch will save you gas: Idling in drive-thrus can cost you up to 19 percent of your fuel economy.