Thankful for the holiday season, not for holiday travel

November 23, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year, but it is only the beginning of a long a strenuous holiday travel season.

It was almost Thanksgiving, so you know what that means: 'Tis the season for holiday travel.

More than 42 million Americans were expected to hit the road this weekend - the most since the recession hit. Jetta Bates Vasilatos joined Eight Forty-Eight in studio to share some travel tips. She's a lifestyle and travel writer whose work appears in national publications like Home Style and Ebony magazine.

To gear up for the journey, Eight Forty-Eight opened the phone lines and invited listeners to share their most memorable holiday travel stories.

This audio was edited from the original broadcast.