Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and that means that one of the busiest stretches of travel all year has already begun. AAA has predicted that 54.3 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home at some point during the long weekend, which would be the most since 2005!
In an effort to help all the current and future travelers out there, my buddy Spud Hilton put together a post for the San Francisco Chronicle with seven tips for surviving Thanksgiving travel. “If you’re planning on driving,” he says, “particularly on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after, you’ll be sharing the highway (aka the ‘linear parking lot’) with 48.5 million others, more than the population of Spain.” But that doesn’t mean you can’t lessen the stress by traveling smart. Check out Spud’s Thanksgiving travel tips here—and look out for my advice in tip #2!
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I am not looking forward to it. I have a wedding today that I’m going to leave about 1 hour earlier than on a normal day.