Come, ye thankful Readers, come! As you know, it’s all about coffee in the November issue of Sky—a fitting theme, given that this is the time of year when “they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie.” It’s also the height of travel season for Americans.
Typically, the Thanksgiving holiday celebrates home and hearth. When I was a child, hours upon hours of televised football—a trial for pint-sized Wanda—preceded the long-awaited meal. But who’s to say Thanksgiving can’t include a getaway?
In recent years, I’ve been packing my bags—and golf clubs—to spend some quality time with loved ones on the links (an antidote to all those calories in both pumpkin and mince pie!). A friend tells me that she and her family head for the coast every November and feast on . . . spaghetti and meatballs. And of course there are themed excursions, such as the “I Love a Parade” package at New York’s Mandarin Oriental, celebrating that great tradition, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
That’s the beauty of this uniquely American holiday: It can be anything you want it to be. So please satisfy my curiosity by revealing your Turkey Day traditions and/or memories, especially if they involve travel. I’m all ears…
Your faithful Pilgrim,
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