With Thanksgiving’s gobble, right around the corner, we all have so many things on our metaphoric plates (what are we serving, what channel is the Macy’s Parade on, how many bottles of wine will I hide in case of an emergency). And even if you’re not hosting Thanksgiving at your house, don’t think you’re off the hook.
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year. So busy, in fact, that according to the United States Department of Transportation, “the number of long distance trips (to and from a destination 50 miles or more away) increases by 54 percent…compared to the average number for the remainder of the year. With that in mind, booking and planning your travel dates could be vital to enjoying that turkey thigh and Stove Top stuffing.
If you are more flexible with dates, leaving the Monday or Tuesday before Thanksgiving Thursday will save you some money – as will flying back the Friday or Monday after the holiday. For this teaching abroad family, we don’t have date flexibility, so flying home to the States isn’t an option. Instead we will join the ranks of our Dominican expat friends and drive up to the north coast to soak in the sun and enjoy a large feast and Olympic games. Check out the information on Thanksgiving and travel below, and most importantly, travel safe. Happy Gobble!Source:
AAA Thanksgiving Travel Forecast 2013 Orbitz.com