The Grindstone’s Survival Guide For Traveling On Thanksgiving

“Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations.” — Elizabeth Drew

It’s gonna be a bad one this year. A new survey from AAA says more people are packing their bags for a Thanksgiving trip than ever before. The survey estimates that 42.5 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home for their turkey dinner. That’s a 4%  increase, despite the continued crunch on the economy. AAA predicts air travel will increase 1.8% nationwide over last year’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend, from Wednesday through Sunday so get ready for lines, road rage, no seats, crying babies, fights over tiny luggage compartments and non-existent elbow room. Yes, you may travel all the time for work and know where every Starbucks is in JFK but no one can ever be prepared for the hell that is Thanksgiving travel. But never fear, The Grindstone is here to help you, to an extent, travel in style, get some work done and maintain sanity (some of it) during the worst travel weekend of the year.

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