Celebrating Thanksgiving Elsewhere

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  1. rwoman
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    I'll be in Bangkok. Hopefully it will stay dry where I stay. :)
     
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    I'll be in London for a traditional English Thanksgiving.
     
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    I will be in Puerto Rico!
     
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    Decided to go to Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan for two weeks around Thanksgiving. Missing out on the Black Friday sales but as I think would be the case for most people on this forum, material wealth comes secondary to experiential wealth.

    That being said, I'm a much bigger fan of after-Xmas sales anyway.
     
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    One of my British coworkers often points out that it really should be a British holiday given the timing of when said events happened... ;)
     
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    The irony isn't lost on me, but it won't be my first Thanksgiving in London. And the weather will likely be better than here in New York.
     
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    I'll be in Vegas with my brother. We'll see the family over Christmas so this is a nice time for just the two of us to meet up and hang out.
     
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    We are celebrating Turkey day in Turkey..A week in Istanbul.
     
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    I'll be "home" with the dysfunctionals.:D
    Nowadays, people are so busy/stressed that they don't have time for each other so they try to make up for it by compressing everything into the one day. It's like trying to buy every holiday gift on the one day of BlackFriday.
    When I was a boy:rolleyes:, we use to sing "over the river and through the woods...", as we set out on the two-lane blacktop for the 100 mile drive to Grandma's house.
    Last year, I was able to get away with some new crazies and drive 75 miles north to Dahlonega, Georgia for Thanksgiving. We had diner at the Smith House; and yes we did have to stand in a very long line. After diner we had a lovely,leisurely afternoon stroll around the town square. I though to myself that evening that while I may not come back with this same group of crazies; I will return, because this is more in keeping with my idea of Thanksgiving.
    This year I was a very important person in my niece's life. She would dearly love for me to come to her house for Thanksgiving. It is 750 miles away. But i'll be "home", having diner with the dysfunctionals. The guest of honor is a sweet old oddball that I have known since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. And what I'm teaching my niece is if you want to enjoy the spirit of a holiday all year long, don't allow yourself to relegate your care to just the one day on the calender. We are all complex individuals, having complex experiences in this lifetime, as we hopefullly move on to the next one.
    Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving to all; wherever you may be.:)
     
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    I'll be in Paris with a late evening flight to end the day in Helsinki
     
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    Nope, Thanksgiving with family in New Jersey. Not an international trip, but certainly another world.
     
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    Waited too long so spending thanksgiving at my parents then heading to Philly with the siblings.
     
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    I always travel internationally during the U.S Thanksgiving holiday. Domestic fares are out of sight during this time, but international fares are often discounted, and international awards are usually available. As a plus, Thanksgiving is a U.S.-only holiday, and everything is closed (nothing to do on the 'Day), but in other countries, it's business as usual.

    This year I'll be in Cambodia and Malaysia during Thanksgiving week. I am looking forward to my award flights in CX F and OZ F. They probably won't serve turkey, but I don't think I'll miss it. :)
     
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    I'll be heading to London as well for a few days, then a quick jaunt up to Bolton and Liverpool for some football matches.

    It was cheaper to fly to England for the holiday weekend than it was to fly across the US to see family. But I'm not sure that the cost of the motherly guilt that I am enduring was worth it.
     
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    I'm off to London and Istanbul. Will be flying on TK for the first time.

    Thanksgiving time is a great time to snag reduced mileage international awards.
     
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    Wow - lots of folks coming to London! :)
     
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    On a plane PRG-SVO
     
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    There were sometime fantastic business class sales on London. If I'd been smart enough to wait, I'd have booked one of them instead of "Economy Comfort".
     
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    Well, as your colleagues said, it should really be a British holiday ;)
     
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    no kidding. :D
     
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