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Don’t let the logistics of travel bring down your holiday spirit. (Photo courtesy of ReachNow)

5 ways to take the stress out of holiday travel

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, visiting relatives, and gift exchanges. But of course, whether you’re heading to Grandma’s house or to ring in the New Year out on the town, you’re going to have to get there (and back) somehow. Cue: holiday stress.

Don’t let the logistics of travel bring down your holiday spirit. With the new ride-hailing service from ReachNow, you can get where you need to go, without all the stress. Just follow these five tips to ensure a carefree trip, wherever the destination:

1.Ditch the other guys with over-the-top surge pricing. It’s New Year’s Eve, you’re heading home from a fun night out, and you pull out your phone to grab an Uber (or a Lyft). Uh-oh, it looks like you’ll be paying 8x more than the usual rate! Luckily, there’s a way to avoid the surge-pricing nightmare of needing a ride during a busy time. ReachNow has the same priced trips no matter if it’s your Tuesday commute or the biggest party night of the year. So, your overpriced ride home on New Year’s Eve won’t ruin your New Years’ Day (blame that on all the champagne you drank).

2.Book your ride in advance. When you use the “Schedule” function on the ReachNow app to book a ride in advance, there’s no waiting for a driver when you’re ready to head out the door. Just set your pick-up time and location, and your driver will show up exactly when and where you need them—no hassle, and no risk of being late to your dinner, night out with friends, or (worst of all) your flight.

3.Plan ahead for airport travel. ReachNow also has service to SeaTac, so you can book your airport ride up to seven days in advance and take all the worry out of competing for a driver during the busiest travel time of the year. They always show up in a BMW X1 or 3 series with plenty of space for your family plus all of your luggage. Bonus points: if you’re a frequent flyer, you can link your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan with ReachNow and earn miles on every ride.

4.Keep it professional. ReachNow’s professional drivers are dedicated to getting you to your destination securely. They all go through comprehensive background checks and safety training. Plus, with no surge pricing or incentive to bag rides, they can focus on the member experience, ensuring you have a comfortable and safe journey. You can even request a quiet ride, to ensure maximum productivity during the commute. Let the drivers handle the holiday traffic, while you enjoy candy, water, and charge your phone on the way.

5.Keep it classy. In a sea of unmarked Ubers and Lyfts, of all makes and models, all vying for the multitudes of holiday revelers pouring out of the bar after midnight, one sleek, clearly identified ReachNow BMW pulls up, and you know your ride is here. When you order a ReachNow Ride, it’s always a BMW, so you can find your driver with ease, then settle into a guaranteed luxurious trip home.

Ready to try out ReachNow Ride service this holiday season? Download the app today!