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Holiday Travel Is Up This Year: Will You Go the Distance to See Family?

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The AAA 2012/2013 Year-End Holiday Travels Forecast shows that holiday travel will be up about 1.6-percent from 2011. Holiday season is notorious for congestion on roads, airports, train stations, and anywhere else people go to travel. But apparently, that's not stopping many for going out to see family and friends.

Some people might also be going on vacation. Depending on where they live, perhaps they're avoiding the bitter cold winter weather found in a few parts of the country. It's not just the congestion that could be a problem for travelers though. Sure, people tend to go travel somewhere during holidays when they have off at work, but that's not the only reason for delays.

Erratic winter weather can cause a lot of problems too. Rain, sleet, snow, and heavy winds can create delays and even for those that are very unlucky, some cancellations. If people opt to drive, that could be easier than going through airports and train stations, but if the weather doesn't comply, travel can be just as frustrating. But it looks like everyone will do that they have to do to see their loved ones during the holidays!

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  • Lilly 2012/12/29 10:21:02
    Yes
    Lilly
    Been flying between the US and Japan my whole life, so no big deal.
  • Ned 2012/12/26 20:32:40
    Yes
    Ned
    From Texas but stuck in Illinois cause of a blizzard right now.
  • Urchyn 2012/12/26 15:55:12
    No
    Urchyn
    My parents are dead, the cousins who are left and perhaps a stale aunt/uncle or two I couldn't care less if I never see again. Never liked them, never will, have better things to do with my life.
  • Car1u5~PWCM~JLA 2012/12/26 14:37:32
    No
    Car1u5~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    All my close family lies within 20 miles.
  • L1 2012/12/26 13:01:22
    No
    L1
    +1
    I don't anymore since a particular family member is long dead....
  • dranet 2012/12/26 12:19:33
    Yes
    dranet
    +1
    Driving about 3 hours, but not until Saturday.
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2012/12/26 05:25:46
    No
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    +1
    My distant family is 2 hours away....well, at least a majority of them. It's not that much of a distance
  • KristyGoetz 2012/12/26 02:22:39
  • Mike 2012/12/26 02:09:46
    No
    Mike
    too far away
  • Kim 2012/12/25 22:41:14
  • Gryffindor53 2012/12/25 22:25:58
    No
    Gryffindor53
    +1
    Nope. Didn't have to travel to see my family this year.
  • PokerFace 2012/12/25 21:23:37
    Yes
    PokerFace
    +1
    i would
  • Rhi-ot. 2012/12/25 18:32:00
    No
    Rhi-ot.
    +1
    My close family is within a half hour radius :)
    I have many relatives in Italy, but ya right to going there every year
  • ~unloved~(❤coco❤) 2012/12/25 17:55:19
  • Ramón 2012/12/25 17:17:13
    No
    Ramón
    +2
    Yeah, like I want to be fondled by a pervert (Transportation Perversity Officer).
  • RJeffreySavlov 2012/12/25 15:29:56
    Yes
    RJeffreySavlov
    +2
    Florida from Las Vegas
  • Chaguy 2012/12/25 15:20:57
    No
    Chaguy
    +2
    Please, the rest of my family lives on the other side of the globe
  • EmmaWatsonForever 2012/12/25 14:16:21
    Yes
    EmmaWatsonForever
    +1
    only 45 minutes away though
  • hasher 2012/12/25 13:10:44
    No
    hasher
    +1
    most of my family is right here at home. my son who lives in az wont be here and we cant afford to go see him right now we just saw him in october
  • hasher hasher 2012/12/25 13:12:11
    hasher
    +1
    we have traveled in the past one year we went to las vegas another time we were in florida at disneyworld on christmas day.
  • s2k 2012/12/25 09:44:18
    No
    s2k
    +1
    Not this year
  • Shae 2012/12/25 06:33:04
    Yes
    Shae
    +1
    I already did. Pittsburgh to Long Island, NY
  • Mike Shae 2012/12/26 15:03:19
    Mike
    +1
    risking death on the PA Turnpike (lol)
  • Shae Mike 2012/12/31 04:43:13
    Shae
    Literally yes!!!
    Got stuck in the snow storm on Wednesday.
    It took me 6 hours to get from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh. Lol.... So not worth traveling sometimes.
  • Jezebel 2012/12/25 04:52:22
    Yes
    Jezebel
    +1
    My family means the world. I'd travel the world to see them. Luckily, they're just one state over.
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2012/12/25 00:55:51
    Yes
    Phyl *In God i Trust*
    My family lives near by.
  • wqerwqerwe 2012/12/25 00:44:00
    No
    wqerwqerwe
    +2
    If I had the money I would. But I don't right now.
  • dani 2012/12/25 00:17:45
    Yes
    dani
    +2
    Going to my sister in law. Don't want to :(
  • evangelism_vision 2012/12/24 23:11:24
  • alice 2012/12/24 22:54:39
    Yes
    alice
    +1
    I have to go to Italy then to Mexico good luck for me !!
  • Max7 2012/12/24 22:33:38
    Yes
    Max7
    +2
    I am in the great city of Washington, D.C., just got back in from taking pictures of the beautiful Christmas tree on the White House grounds. It is amazing, that no matter what kind of weather, people from every culture, and ethnic background find pleasure in touring this historic place. The weather here could have been a little nicer, but then on the other hand it could have been worse. My flight into D.C. was awesome, and the view from the altitudes was simply gorgeous. Usually I spend Christmas with my mother, children, grandchildren and greatgrands, but this year my sister-in law wanted me to spend the holiday with her, and I am being treated like a queen and enjoying every minute of it. Merry Christmas to all!
  • nightcrawler2005 2012/12/24 22:19:06
    Yes
    nightcrawler2005
    +1
    Absolutely a whole 10 miles to my parents home.
  • JohnT 2012/12/24 21:04:26
    Yes
    JohnT
    +1
    After Christmas will travel to see my nephew and niece, and sister.
  • Pam 2012/12/24 20:52:34
    No
    Pam
    +1
    I just have to go to the next room. My remaining family is right here
  • Twinky 2012/12/24 20:47:10
    Yes
    Twinky
    +1
    Only about 100 miles though so not too bad
    I'd travel anywhere to see family at Christmas
  • codie.paul 2012/12/24 19:33:42 (edited)
    No
    codie.paul
    +2
    The only family to see is just a few minutes away. And other family will be coming in. And really some people would actually rather work on Christmas? Wow, no way! thats crazy. Its crazy enough some people have to work on Christmas. Why want to work?
  • ..::localeye::.. 2012/12/24 19:28:32
    Yes
    ..::localeye::..
    +1
    Took the 1200 mile ride to Philly.
  • Kigan 2012/12/24 18:31:46
    No
    Kigan
    +1
    They are going the distance to see me - I'm the host this year.
  • seattleman 2012/12/24 17:31:14
    Yes
    seattleman
    I'm flying to visit. Air fare wasn't too bad.
  • Sarah Alexander 2012/12/24 16:57:38
    No
    Sarah Alexander
    I'm not seeing family this year, I'd rather work through the holidays.

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