Monday, November 15, 2010

To Travel or Not to Travel (for Thanksgiving)...That is the Question

This week I'm hosting the State Department Blog Roundup. My theme for submissions (of course non themed submissions will be accepted as well) is about the upcoming holiday.

Do you go to the US? Do you stay at post? If you stay at post - do you take a local trip for the holiday? And even a little off topic...what kind of Thanksgiving traditions have you tried to keep while living abroad?

I can't believe that Thanksgiving (and therefore my son's birthday - because he was born the day before) are right around the corner - literally! It's next week people! You know what that means about Christmas...hm...maybe I should do some shopping.

You can leave your submissions here, or send them to sara(at)teamroy(dot)com

13 comments:

alex said...

I don't have a Thanksgiving-related post yet, but I'd love to get other more seasoned FSOs thoughts about something else I blogged about this week: hotel loyalty programs.

http://www.travelorders.com/2010/11/14/hotel-loyalty/

Kim in the Cove said...

Well, I'm not in the FS, but I was an expat for many years and never flew back to the US for Thanksgiving. Over the years, I figured out how to make the most of the holiday. I enjoyed a lovely turkey dinner at the General Walker Hotel in Berchtesgaden, Germany in 1985, a cross-cultural interpretation of Thanksgiving with a big group of friends in Vienna, Austria in 1994, a fabulous beachside tropical buffet in the Canary Islands in 1995, and then invited all the Americans I knew to my house in London for Thanksgiving 1999.

I think the trick is to be someplace you love and spend the holiday with as many people as possible!!! You're far less likely to miss your Aunt Shelby's banana pudding that way. :)

Happy Thanksgiving! And thank you for your/your family's service!

Becky said...

I don't have a Thanksgiving post for you because I'm still not sure what we are doing:)I did post some links to insurance info, HHE inventory ideas, and my favorite debt reduction calculator. Best of luck with the round up.

Linsey said...

I have so many things to say about traveling with toddlers, but no time to say it this week. So, here is a short post capturing a recent travel destination. http://www.ramblesandruminations.com/2010/11/thankful-for.html For the record, we usually don't travel for Thanksgiving, too short to make the inevitable hassle worth it. In my experience, any trip under 2 weeks (whether it's overnight or 3 days) still requires the same amount of bother.

Becky said...

http://smallbitsfs.blogspot.com/2010/11/thanksgiving-travel.html
Here's my Round Up post. Thanks for hosting!

Sadie said...

Thanks so much for hosting! My entry is at http://sadieabroad.blogspot.com/2010/11/turkey-day-travel.html. Can't wait to see everyone's stories.

Shannon said...

My post is up at cyberbones. Looking froward to the roundup tomorrow. Thanks fro doing it!

http://cyberbones.blogspot.com/2010/11/thanksgiving-travel.html

Kate said...

Hi, this is our first time away from our family at Thanksgiving ever, and I don't really have a Thanksgiving post per se, but I do have sort of a Thanksgiving themed one:

http://pullingstakes.blogspot.com/2010/11/thankful.html

oglesandobservations said...

Hi Sara, Here's my post for this week!
http://oglesandobservations.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/thanksgiving-plans-recife/

oglesandobservations said...

Thanks for hosting!

http://oglesandobservations.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/thanksgiving-plans-recife/

Jen said...

I'm going to try to do one, but if I can't...I guess anything if there is you feel worthy, feel free to put it up...will send a link if I end up being able get something written!

A Daring Adventure said...

Thanks so much for letting us procrastinators join in the RoundUp fun!!

http://adaringadventure.typepad.com/blog/2010/11/ha-ha-fsi-you-dont-own-our-souls-holidays-fsi-lets-talk-money.html

Diplogeek said...

No Thanksgiving-related stuff at the moment, but the latest installation of "As the Chinese Class Turns" is up.

http://diplogeek.com/?p=66