With the holiday season fast approaching, Google has released data to help people navigate traffic and crowds more efficiently. Analyzing trends from last year’s holidays, Google published a blog post highlighting the optimal times to travel, shop, and run errands. Thanksgiving Travel TipsGoogle recommends departing on Monday or Tuesday around 8 p.m. local time for those driving before Thanksgiving. The lightest traffic is typically before noon and after 7 p.m.Holiday Shopping & ErrandsGoogle’s data revealed the best and worst times to run essential errands and shop during the holidays. By avoiding peak congestion times on roads and at businesses, you can save time, reduce stress, and have a happier holiday season.