Memorial Day weekend is known as the start to the Summer travel season, and many people take advantage of the extra day off from work and head on vacation with friends or family. With so many individuals planning to travel at the same time, it is important to follow a few tips to help make the weekend go as smoothly as possible!

Follow a budget.

Try your best to create a budget and stick to it as closely as you can. Before you go, plan out how much you will be spending on your accommodations as well as any planned activities and of course meals for yourself and your traveling companions. Research before you go in order to find the best deals because places often raise prices during the most popular travel weekends of the year. By writing down all of your expenses, you will be much more likely to stick to the intended budget.

Plan your travel route.

Traveling during Memorial Day weekend is often associated with high gas prices, tons of traffic, and expensive airline tickets. If you are driving, prepare ahead of time by mapping your route and then using road services to get updates and help you avoid heavily trafficked areas. If you are flying, book your flight at off hours or a day or two before or after your intended travel dates and you will most likely save on costs.

Check the forecast.

While we all hope Memorial Day weekend will be filled with blue skies and sunshine, the weather can always be unpredictable while on vacation. Be sure to check the forecast before you leave, and while you are packing. While the forecast can help guide you with what types of clothing to pack, we all know it’s hard to rely on completely so bring along enough clothes to layer, as well as the appropriate attire for any activities you plan on taking part in.

Most importantly, relax, have fun, and stay safe! Where are you traveling to this Memorial Day Weekend? Let us know below!