Saturday, December 22, 2012
Because Christmas Day falls on a Tuesday, GDOT is anticipating more travelers on Georgia's highways during the holiday period.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, through midnight Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, for holiday travelers. The exception will be incident management or emergency maintenance-related lane closures that could become necessary, according to a press release issued by GDOT. Also, crews may still be working, and heavy equipment may remain staged in close proximity to highways. Safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures remain in place. GDOT anticipates more travelers than usual during the holiday period with Christmas Day falling on a Tuesday. The department reminds travelers to exercise caution due to the heavy …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Whether you're traveling by air, train or automobile, we have some tips to make your journey a little easier.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Millions of miles will be traveled as families head out of town for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s. And all this travel could cost you a small fortune. But it doesn’t have to. Here are some tips to help you save some money.
Timing Matters – The time of your flight could save you big bucks according to TheFrugalista.com. Natalie McNeal, aka The Frugalista, says traveling early Wednesday morning or late Tuesday evening is the best way to get a great deal. If you’re going home for Thanksgiving, McNeal suggests flying in on Turkey Day morning. “The airport wasn’t crowded, people were cheerful and my flight was super cheap,” said McNeal in her blog. Membership Has its Privileges – You may be aware of discounts through AAA or AARP, but there are a number of organizations that receive travel discounts and you may already be a member. Unions, college alumni groups and even your employer may take part in discount programs. And think outside of the typical 10% off a …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Many pet owners will be traveling for the christmas holiday and their pets will be boarded
In an ideal world, our beloved pets would be able to go everywhere we do, but because this is not the case, when a lot of people make holiday travel plans, their pets will not be able to go with them. It could be because their family member or loved one lives in another state or country and the pet doesn't travel well, they may be allergic to or not like pets or may have pets of their own that don't get along with others. Another reason could be that taking the kids and pets on a long car ride may be too much for the parents or the cost of travel for the pet may be extremely expensive Luckily, there are many boarding facilities that provide a home away from home for pets. Some places are 24 hours, where staff is always present to care for…
Friday, November 18, 2011
Whether by plane, train or automobile, traveling this time of year can be stressful. Here are some tips to make your trip easier. And be sure to share your tips too!
Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year. AAA expects 42.5 million people to travel somewhere more than 50 miles from home for turkey day. Ninety percent will be traveling by car while eight percent will be flying. So we at Patch are offering some tips to make your journey more joyful. Hitting the road? Try these tips: Load up the iPod: Download your kids’ favorite songs and have a sing-a-long as you drive along the road. Plan to make stops: Before you hit the road, map it out and see what interesting sights are along the way. Why not stop and take a picture in front of the World’s Largest Ball of Twine? Or check out the great view of the mountains? This will break up the trip and let the kids have a chance to get up and run …