Link Friday: The 2015 Thanksgiving Edition

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2015 by Kate

Thanksgiving is almost here. Let’s talk turkey.

  • Did you know that the day before Turkey Day is actually nowhere near the busiest day for flying? It’s the 121st Find out the real busiest here.
  • Good news if you’re driving this year. Gas, in some spots (including here in Madison, Wisconsin), is now under $2 a gallon.
  • This year’s turkey dinner is expected to be more expensive than ever, thanks to the bird flu. But your costs will still pale in comparison to the $45,000 price tag for Thanksgiving dinner at The Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York City. Did we mention there’s a 2-carat diamond ring stuffed inside the bird? See the other extravagant goodies included.
  • Ever wonder which is America’s favorite pie, on this, the holiday of overeating? Find the answer here.
  • Huffington Post gave a suggestion on how to broach the subjects of elections, religion and refugees over dinner: don’t. Here instead are 27 things you can discuss instead (that are far less likely to bring your family to fisticuffs).
  • If those topics won’t work, consider making one of these nasty Thanksgiving recipes (gravy pizza?!), sure to become a conversation piece (in between the gagging, anyway).


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About Kate

As a former television journalist, Ms. Hagen knows a lot about engaging an audience. She is adept at using social media to capture the attention of travelers, feeding them useful information and carefully selected tidbits, all with the goal of turning prospective travelers into overnights.