The Hotel Toiletries That You Could Use As Part Of Thanksgiving Dinner

Whereas Joe collects and uses just about every bar of soap he can get from a hotel, I’m not one to use the hotel’s toiletries a whole lot. I have no huge reason to not use them, other than the fact that I really like the soap and shampoo/conditioner that I bring with me. But I’ll always check them out, because sometimes I’ll find one that I really like for occasional home use – the lemon & sage Bliss collection that they have at the W, for example, smells really nice.

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Anyway, we stayed at the Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago not long ago, and in checking out their toiletries, I swear, I think you could use some of them as part of a Thanksgiving meal. No, really! Take a look…

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International Travel Over Thanksgiving? Here Are Some Non-Americans’ Funny & Fascinating Thoughts About Thanksgiving Dinner

There’s nothing odder than trying to celebrate what you consider to be a national holiday in a place where they don’t celebrate it. Well, that is unless you’re a visitor to a place that’s celebrating a holiday you have little to no idea about and suddenly you have all kinds of new and different traditions and foods to contend with.

And then you have the holidays where a visitor may be experiencing a national holiday for the first time – your friend from Italy visits during Hanukkah or a distant relative from Qatar is in town during Halloween – and they get to experience the foods and traditions they’ve never known before…or thought they knew 😉

That’s what I was thinking about when I was perusing through YouTube the other day, and in the process, I found a handful of adults’ first experiences with Thanksgiving. They’re pretty fun…take a look!

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How To Avoid Baggage Fees, See If You’re Ready For A Nudist Resort, How We Could Get Significant Flight Discounts, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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If You’re Planning Travel Over Thanksgiving, Remember These Often Overlooked Tasks

Up until last year, we never considered traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. For starters, it’s one of the busiest times of the year and we try to avoid going at those times whenever possible. We also like to spend the holidays at home with friends and family when possible. However, there comes a time when the things you want to do only happen over that period.

Like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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If we wanted to get to New York, we’d have to be traveling around Thanksgiving, there was no way around that fact.

I started looking around a year out and eventually found airfare with miles and a hotel room along the parade route with points.

I was so proud of myself that I forgot to plan some other essential parts of the trip which are usually afterthoughts any other time of the year.

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