Blog Focus: Thanksgiving Travel
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As long as you're not a turkey, you may be pondering all of the reasons you are thankful this week if you reside in the United States. Add one more thing to your list: Bloggers offering tips and words of wisdom on topics from surviving a New York Thanksgiving, traveling on a budget or making sure your kids and pets arrive in one piece.
WorldHum: "Before you make your way to New York with visions of sugarplum fairies and miracles on 34th Street dancing in your head, heed the advice of someone who lives here. This isn’t meant to be a diatribe by an arrogant New Yorker. We’re not all rude loudmouths, just as all San Francisco residents aren’t elitists, all Seattle residents don’t drink coffee and only most Bostonians are annoying. You’ll enjoy New York a lot more—and have better interactions with the locals—if you follow these tips."
About.com Student Travel: "Food and lodging are the bigggest road trip budget busters. Plan ahead on eating and sleeping to save money on road trips, and use a few simple tips to save some big money on road trip gas, too."
Elliot: "Take your car in for a tuneup. Give yourself extra time if you’re flying. Oh, and it’s going to be one for the record books.
You’ve read that before, haven’t you?"
CafeMom: "Fiasco #1: Kids Tend to Throw Up
You never know when motion sickness or the stomach flu may strike. During a road trip to an amusement park, my preschooler, Karissa, woke 20 minutes before our destination and announced from the backseat, "I'm gonna throw up!" I whipped around from the passenger seat and frantically searched for any type of vessel. I grabbed a box of Kleenex, ripped the tissue from it, and thrust it beneath her chin, narrowly evading a smelly disaster."
We Love Pets: "These days more and more people take their pets with them on vacations and business trips that it's almost hard to remember that not too long ago the only way pets were allowed on airplanes were if they were either a seeing eye dog or locked in a small cage beneath the plane with the luggage."