Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Not Home for the Holiday

Where are you traveling to for the holiday?

The New York Times did some analysis of where Thanksgiving travelers are headed--and it apparently is not home!

Nope, many of the 3.6 million Americans who will be flying this holiday are heading south to enjoy sunshine and the warmth. According to the article titled, Pumpkin Pie in Miami: Thanksgiving Flight Patterns, people are traveling from the North to the south and to Vegas and Honolulu!

Turkey on a Beach
I would love to eat a fried turkey on a warm, sunny beach somewhere. 

What a dream, spend a morning golfing somewhere I will sweat instead of having to fend off frostbite while I am playing, and then change into a swimming suit and head to the beach to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner and all of the fixings.

Apparently, I am not the only crazy with that thought.

The article also points out two very different types of Thanksgiving travelers. Those who able to take the entire week off and those who charge out on Wednesday or even Thanksgiving day. I found it fascinating that the busiest time to fly was Thanksgiving Day at noon!  Tough on dinner.

Driving won't be a good alternate travel plan if you are not already at your destination. From about Noon today until 7 PM the roads will be nearly impassable around the big East Coast cities according to INRIX Driving Intelligence. I hope to be off the highways early. The evening rush hour could be dramatic!

Thanksgiving is family, food, football! Adding in a warm beach in the south (or Caribbean) would just be a bonus!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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