Thanksgiving Travel

by Sandra Foyt on November 24, 2011

in Travel Ideas

If you’ve followed my journey in recent years, then you already know that it has been a while since we sat down to Thanksgiving dinner at home. In 2007, I dropped the Martha Stewart inspired traditional stuffing recipe in favor of instant stuffing which got me thinking about how to simplify our holiday celebrations overall. The next year we ditched our home and started a new tradition – Thanksgiving Travel.

That year we drove to my sister’s home in Orlando, Florida for a once-in-a-blue-moon gathering of our extended family. This was a dream come true; after that there was no going back.

Last year, we didn’t go far, only to Scarsdale, NY for Thanksgiving at the King China Buffet. That  less than fabulous dinner taught me an important lesson: spur of the moment planning doesn’t cut it when it comes to Thanksgiving. This year, we reserved a condo at Sunday River Ski Resort in Maine for a long weekend of skiing and whatever other adventures comes our way.

I think we’re off to a good start. We arrived just in time to settle into our Sunrise condo before receiving 1 foot of fresh snow! Today we’re going to work up an appetite on the slopes before partaking of the Thanksgiving feast at the Grand Summit Hotel Resort. I’ve got a good feeling about this – I think we’re looking at the beginning of a new Thanksgiving tradition.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Disclosure – Special thanks to Sunday River for extending our stay so that we can really get to know this family-friendly ski resort!

Thanksgiving Enrichment:

Holiday Travel to Sunday River Ski Resort:

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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