Thanksgiving Family Travel Season – World Tour of the Web

Some of the most popular family travel bloggers shared their all-time favorite posts with us in last week’s Family Travel World Tour of the Web. With the holiday travel season around the corner, this week I thought I would share some of the best Thanksgiving and winter holiday family travel blog posts.

Thanksgiving at Phoenix Zoolights

My family at Phoenix Zoolights during a trip to Arizona last Thanksgiving

Planning Holiday Flights? Tips to Keep the Stress Down and the Holiday Cheer Up
by Jody Halsted, Family Rambling

Here are some practical tips for air travel during this festive, but hectic time of the year.

Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts
by Sherri May, Sherri May’s Traveling Classroom
What better way to teach children about the origins of Thanksgiving than by visiting the place where it all started–Plymouth, Massachusetts! As the author says, “It was great way to teach my son and nephew that Thanksgiving is more than drawing turkeys around their fingers, filling up on that once a year cranberry sauce dish and watching football!”

First Snow
by Debi Huang, Go Explore Nature
Headed somewhere snowy for Thanksgiving? This story captures the wonder and beauty that snow can provide to both children and adults.

Five Contradictory Tips for Holiday Travel with Children
by Linda, Travels with Children
Here is some handy advice for holiday travels with kids based on the premise to plan, plan, plan…and then be prepared to change, change, change those plans.

Winter Carnivals and Festivals
by Beth Blair, The Vacation Gals
Get in the spirit of the season by visiting one of these four winter carnivals, which feature dog-sledding, ice slides, chilly parades and more.

Cutting Down Your Own Christmas Tree – Tips for Where to Go and How to Do It 
by Sharlene Earnshaw, Trekaroo
Many of us will be putting up Christmas trees Thanksgiving weekend. I’ve never cut down my own tree but this story may have convinced me to give it a try!

How to Survive Visiting Family During the Holidays
by Colleen Lanin, Travel Mamas

You really, really love your family. But admit it, sometimes too much family together-time can get on your nerves. This post gives tips for making the most of a family visit during the holidays, whether they come to you or you go to them.

Mondays Are for Dreaming: Home for the Holiday
by Mara Gorman, The Mother of All Trips
Although travel during Thanksgiving and the subsequent winter holidays can be stressful, this story reminds us that there really is no better way to spend holidays than with the people we love the most (even if they do drive us a bit crazy!).

Your turn! Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving or winter holidays travel post to share? Let us know in the comments!

About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show,, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

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