It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you know what that means: road trips to Grandma’s house. If you and your friends are ready to head out of San Diego this holiday season, consider these travel tips, courtesy of our road trip experts at EZ Rent A Van.

Holiday Travel Tips

1. Make a Checklist

Not everyone relies on lists for the day-to-day but, when it comes to a big trip, making a list can really help you get organized. Start with a to-do list of what you need to do to get on the road, as well as a packing list for everything you’ll need to take with you. There’s so much to remember during the holidays that it’s easy to forget something if it’s not on the list.

2. Give Yourself Enough Time

Remember, you aren’t the only one road tripping for the holidays. Traffic will definitely be an issue, so even if it normally takes you only a few hours to get to Grandma’s house, add in some extra time so you won’t have to worry about showing up late.

3. Don’t Overpack

If you’re staying more than a day or two, it can be easy to overpack. However, to save space, remember that you can always do a load of laundry and wear your PJs more than once. You will enjoy your road trip more when you have plenty of space and don’t have to share it with an overstuffed suitcase.

4. Pack Snacks

Instead of buying food at gas stations along the way, save yourself time and money by purchasing them ahead of time. That way, they’re already in the car when you need a little bite to eat, and you’ll likely be able to eat a bit healthier as well.

5. Rent a Van

Whether you own a van or not, consider renting one for your road trip. You can avoid adding extra miles on your vehicle, get more space with a minivan or passenger van, and save your car from the wear and tear.

For affordable van rentals in the San Diego area, contact EZ Rent A Van at (760) 846-6223. We have minivans, passenger vans, and cargo vans, all of which are reliable and competitively priced. Let us help your holiday travel go a little more smoothly this year.