November 23, 2011

Holiday Travel Tips

In the United States, today was the day before Thanksgiving.  For us, today kicked off in earnest the holiday season...which also meant kicking off the traveling season.  In fact, for the first time since the US recession began, reports indicate we're seeing an increase of as much as 4% nationally in travel for Thanksgiving.  Many of you have already put in hours on the highway, or may even be reading this on your smartphone as you sail down the byways (or sit bumper-to-bumper...).
See the original cartoon at The Week and more from cartoonist Drew Sheneman here.
Yesterday, my favorite blogger and fellow Sjoggie, Julia, posted about suggestions the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation makes for surviving air travel.  You can see her post at Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation: Tips for Airline Travelers with Sjogren's.  And yes, a lot of these tips are applicable for travelers without Sjogren's so you might want to take a read through.

So, in honor of this national time of travel tips and woes which gives rise to some of the best "Worst Trip Ever" stories, I thought I should discuss the lessons I've learned from one of the most famous travelers & explorers in the world - Indiana Jones.

Photo found here.
And so, for your Thanksgiving enjoyment, I give you my list of...

The 10 Most Valuable Things I’ve Learned from Indiana Jones
1.      If you can’t see what’s ahead, throw sand.
2.      If you don’t know how to get from where you are to where you’re going, just use a rubber raft.
3.      Stay in the shadows but look for the light.
4.      Sometimes air is not your friend.
5.      Fear live people, not dead ones.
6.      Listen to the crazies.
7.      Every crisis is a learning opportunity.
8.      Everyone should know how to use a whip.
9.      Don’t be a child, find something to fight with.
10.  The right hat will work in any occasion.

Happy Gobbles, my fellow turkeys!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Jenny. Thanks for the Indian Jones of my favorite movies with one of my favorite actors!

  2. Oh my gosh I love this post and he is to die for handsome isn't he? Love him.... well second to my hubs of course. I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with many blessings today both small and large. Be safe and take it slowly. Hugs. tammy

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