Do you travel over the holidays?

United States
November 25, 2009 9:42pm CST
Do you drive to a nearby relative or do you go to visit your family that is a great distance away. I"m sure since many people are feeling the pinch this past year more than ever that they are staying closer to home, even if gas prices are much more reasonable than they had been in past holiday during the past few years. We are doing the holidays at my house. We're only 30 min from our other relatives by car so it's no big deal to travel that lil bit. But family on the other side of the country we will not see, rather make a phone call to instead.
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@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
We use to spend our vacations with my wife's family but we find it getting difficult every year. before its only my wife and i so travelling is not a hassle but with three kids on tow it getting harder especially if you travel 12 hours by land. It's pretty stressful not to mention that it's more expensive. So vacation for us now has to be thought of carefully. Cheers!
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@AmbiePam (50265)
• United States
27 Nov 09
Three kids in a car ride for 12 hours?! You and your wife must be saints.
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
No not by car I wouldn't even consider it, we usually travel by bus. Cheers!
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
27 Nov 09
Hi, 3Snuggle.. No, I have not traveled for Thanksgiving. I stayed right here at home. I just cooked a simple meal for my family and I. I did not have any special plans today. Just the plans of enjoying my family's company.
@AmbiePam (50265)
• United States
27 Nov 09
My parents and I took one car to go have Thanksgiving at my sister and brother-in-law's house three hours away. Afterward, all of us went over to my grandparent's house for dessert. They live about thirty minutes away from my sister and brother-in-law. My parents and I were on the road a lot today, but it was worth it. We usually end up doing the traveling on Thanksgiving anyway, but this year we drove a little further than in the past.
• India
26 Nov 09
I always wait for holiday because when a holiday comes i will go to some new places with my family.Its my hobby.I always like to explore new places and interact with new people for a global exposure.
@ronnyb (6119)
• Jamaica
26 Nov 09
Well I dont like to travel during the holidays ,I actually prefer to stay at home.If I decide to travel though it would be to my mother which is about one hour away.For some reason I have a phobia about travelling during the holidays because many people seem to get crazy on the road and there are many accidents on the road and many people dont live to see a new year
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 09
I love to travel overseas to many different destinations like attractive looking cities and tropical islands. I enjoy visiting relatives and friends in my home country during the holidays. Once I visited my cousin that lives in Western Australia. All my relatives live hours away in my home country apart from my cousin that I have mentioned. I have friends in many different locations. They live in my home country and abroad.
@nautilus33 (1831)
26 Nov 09
Hi, Yes I travel over the holidays, but not always. Only when I have enough free time to make this. In the most cases once in a month. Last time, when I have traveled over the holiday, was 5 weeks ago. I have traveled to one of the most visited monasteries in Bulgaria- the Dryanovo monastery. The place was and still is :) very pretty, the nature and the old monastery buildings are unique. The monastery is very old- it's built 3 centuries ago and it's parts rebuilt in the 20th century. I travel with the train, because I don't have a car.It's a little bit slower, but I'm allready accustomed. I visit my relatives not so often, because they are living far away from me, and I need more time to go there and at least 2-3 days to stay by them.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
26 Nov 09
We're 45 minutes by car. We already do this every week to go to my parents' for dinner so it doesn't really make a difference to us unless it is snowing.
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
26 Nov 09
We do Thanksgiving at my house every year so the kids come here. Since the ones who are down here in Florida with us live nearby...and nextdoor...it's not much of a trip for anyone. When I was up north...when my kids were younger...we had to drive 45 minutes away to one relative's house for one meal and then about 15 minutes to the other relative's house for the second meal. It's much easier now that my husband and I are the heads of the family...at least our branch of it.
@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
26 Nov 09
hi,snuggle,when ever i get free time or holidays for public[own consultancy,running from home it self-http://www.newjatrophaworld.com],i used to go to my farm house in an extent of 5 hectares grown with Mango,Sapota etc fruit cros and a small guest house,but i never miss to invite one of the family of my close relatives or friends..so my daughters can enjoy with their age group..really nice fun. All the best and have a nice time.
• China
26 Nov 09
I often see my grandmother .She's home very far .BUT I like that little road,it's very winding,there are many flowers roadside,If I have a bad mood, after I go my grandmother hometown ,I will feel relax.If I have BF I will take him to see my grandmother.she must very happy . HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
26 Nov 09
My sister lives in Tennessee and will come for Christmas, and bring our uncle if he is able. She won't come at Thanksgiving since the two holidays are so close. She does come in the spring - in part to let our brother do her taxes, and she comes in the summer. Our niece (brother's daughter) will probably come at Christmas as well, in part because her maternal family is here in Texas as well, and she also comes during the summer, about the same time as my sister. So, our family are all together twice a year. Now my brother goes up to see his daughter a few times a year in Colorado as well, but she is grown now.