Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Birthdays are all days that are familiar November opportunities for Americans to be Thankful.
But November is a special month in many other countries too.
Diwali – India’s Festival of Lights that symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, took place in November this year.
Over in the UK November 5th is always a huge celebration with bonfires and fireworks to remember the failure of a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill the King of England back in 1605.
Veterans Day,celebrated in many countries and originally designated to remember the end of the First World War, now honors all those who have sacrificed and fought for the freedom we enjoy today.
And of course Thanksgiving with it’s pilgrim origins, is traditionally a time for families to get together and create wonderful memories.
With families now scattered far and wide, travel is inevitable at this time of the year. So here’s 5 Tips that may help to make your journey back home a bit less stressful.
1)Remember to pack ‘Patience’. It is estimated that 46.9 million Americans will be travelling 50 miles or more this holiday and they all want to get there quickly. So treat everyone the way you would like to be treated and remember to smile – it’s holiday time!
2) Don’t be a Gaz Guzzler – love this hack from Michael Whelchel: Use cruise control when possible to minimize fuel usage. More importantly, find a large vehicle that’s driving the same speed as you and follow at a safe but close distance. The vehicle in front will block the wind and allow you to draft down the highway in fuel-efficient bliss.
3) Pack a Snack – Water, fuit, veggies, protein bars, etc. Stock up from the supermarket with your favorite things or maybe make some yourself. Try these 15 HomemadeTravel Snacks that don’t need to be refrigerated
4) Don’t forget your Chargers for your Devices. Investing in a portable battery may save everyone a lot of potential frustration.
5) Staying with Family after a long trip may not be such a good idea after all. A nearby hotel that provides a Good Night’s Sleep for less might make all the difference to your visit.