Happy Friday everybody! With this week’s theme being Friday Favorites, us now being in the midst of the holiday season, and with Preston and I having flown to Illinois last week for Thanksgiving and us flying to Disney World in another 14 days, I thought that it would be perfect to dedicate this week’s Friday Five to Holiday Travel.
Although many people dread the travel part of the Holidays, there can be some positives associated with it as well. It all depends on your mindset and approach to travel. So what are some of my favorite parts of Holiday Travel?
1. Crazy lines and crazy people at the airport make for great people watching.
Holiday travel definitely brings the crazies out. Even during delays and connections (which we thankfully didn’t have to deal with either of those last week when we traveled to Illinois), I am usually quite entertained by the people I’m surrounded by.
2. Long days of travel make for lots of time that you get to spend with your significant other.
While long travel days might not be glamorous, there’s nobody else I’d rather spend my time with than Preston.
3. Surprise gifts of TSA Pre-Check are always welcomed.
Preston and I were blessed to be surprised with TSA Pre-Check during our return trip from Illinois on Monday. When the TSA agent directed us to the pre-check line, he even said “Happy Holidays!” It was definitely a welcomed gift!
4. Delays give you the opportunity to meet new people.
Back in January when I traveled to Illinois for my mom’s surprise birthday party, I was not only rerouted but also met with delay after delay after delay. The delays meant that I not only got to suffer the agony of the delays with other people, but that we had lots of time to talk and get to know one another.
5. Holiday travel usually means that you get to spend one of the most magical times of the year with loved ones who live far away.
Since both Preston’s side of the family and my side of the family don’t live near us, we always travel for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Its wonderful to be able to spend both holidays with our families.
QOTD: What is your favorite part of Holiday Travel?
As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up. Be sure to check out their posts as well!