Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Flying on Thanksgiving and returning on Saturday or Monday will cut the cost of airline tickets. Airlines offer upgrades at low-rates, as opposed to paying for a first class ticket upon purchase. If you are traveling the day before Thanksgiving, plan ahead to avoid extra stress on the busiest travel day of the year and anticipate large crowds. Create an "airport plan" with your children to keep them calm. Bring games to keep your children preoccupied and entertained:

Avoid alcohol and sugary foods on travel days to minimize jetlag. Visit prior to your trip to be aware of travel alerts.

As an alternative to flying, you can rent a RV at a low rate or volunteer at a shelter. will tell you the least expensive gas near you.

We'd like to thank travel and lifestyle writer Tracy O'Connor and nutritionist, chef, healthy travel expert, and "The Healthy Voyager" host Carolyn Scott-Hamilton. Follow host, travel expert, and executive producer Donna Perkins on Twitter @andiamotv.