Thanksgiving is here and as the busiest traveling week of the year, there is a good chance you and your family will be on the road or in the skies. Here are some tips and tricks to make sure your holiday is as stress free as possible!

1. PACKING

Whether you are flying or driving there is nothing worse than not getting your suitcase to closed. Try packing things inside of others. For example, roll your socks and underwear and pack them inside of your shoes.  Click here for 21 other great tips on packing light!

2. GPS

Planning ahead is the best thing anyone can do in any occasion, but especially when traveling. In order to get as much family time in as possible, you'll want to find the shortest route and try to avoid construction as much as possible.  Click here for the best FREE navigation apps for Android and IOS.

3. CHEAP GAS PRICES

If you're choosing to drive this holiday season, you probably don't want to spend the majority of your money on fuel. There is an app to find the cheapest gas around you. Click here.

4. SAVE YOUR PHONE BATTERY

GPS and games are great for traveling, but it's does no good if your phone is dead. There are a few ways to avoid this. Turn your vibrate off and lower your screen's brightness to save battery. You should also turn off your Bluetooth and Wifi. For the full list, click here.

5. STAY AWAY FROM AIRPORT DRAMA

If traveling by air is your cup of tea, you want the best experience possible. You can sign up for TSA Pre-Screening to skip the long security lines and check in to your flight before you get to the airport to avoid long ticket lines. Be prepared to go through the security line by taking out your electronics and emptying your pockets before it's your turn. More tips here.

6. MUSIC

Whether you're are going near or far, music is always good company.  And you can keep a little piece of home with you by listing to your favorite radio station! The radioPup app is free and you can hear Kiss 96.9, Mix 94.1, Blake 101.9, and Jack 98.7. Click here to download.

7. HAVE FUN

Last but not least, remember to have fun and enjoy the ones around you.  Life is short, so make the best of it.