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5 Tips for Avoiding Memorial Day Traffic

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According to AAA, fewer travelers are flying this weekend, which means a whole lot more are hitting the road. Save yourself the stress of getting stuck in traffic by checking out these 5 Tips for Avoiding Memorial Day Traffic. Simple changes to your plans, like leaving at the crack of dawn instead of 10AM could make a big difference.

  • Late Night or Early Morning 1 of 5
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    Aim to leave later at night or bright and early in the morning.

    Photo via Futurity.

  • Sunday Funday 2 of 5
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     If you can make it work, a middle day like Sunday is a good time to hit the road since most people will already be at their destination.

    Photo via Auto Speed.

  • Stay Off the Roads on Monday 3 of 5
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    Avoid coming home Monday evening, if possible. That could mean leaving at the crack of dawn on Tuesday, but it can save you a whole lot of time. 

    Photo via Autoevolution.

  • Take the Train 4 of 5
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    Avoid the stress of being stuck in traffic by taking the train.

    Photo via Kidventurous.

  • Online Traffic Report 5 of 5
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    Check an online site, like Sigalert, Traffic.com, or Google Maps to show you where it's most congested.

    Photo via Sigalert.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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