Tips for summer travel

If driving to a vacation destination, ensure your car is in good condition and plan the route to avoid traffic and construction. (Photo courtesy of Marissa Grootes on Unsplash)

As summer arrives, here are some top summer travel essentials and tips to ensure you have a smooth and enjoyable trip:

• Research the weather ahead of time so you pack appropriate clothing.

• Map out places you want to see and restaurants to eat at in advance.

• If you’re headed somewhere warm, be sure to pack sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a first-aid kit and a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.

• Invest in TSA pre-check and good luggage to simplify airport travel.

• Finally, don’t forget to have a flexible attitude and embrace the unexpected adventures that can arise during your travels.

– Hannah Hayes360 Media, Inc., The Atlanta 100