Welcome to the Department of No S**t, Sherlock

Spoiler alert: roads, airports and most other modes of transportation across America are probably going to be busy over the next several days.

But just in case you’re planning your personal or family’s travel (and can read) despite your birth having taken place in the last 24 hours, there’s no shortage of information and recommendations.

Such as …

“Google predicts that the best time to travel before Thanksgiving is 2 a.m. on Wednesday and Sunday at 3 a.m. after the holiday.“

— “The worst times to drive around Boston during the Thanksgiving holiday stretch,” Boston Globe

Or, if you like sleeping at least a little, 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and on Sunday are also OK.

We used to drive to my in-laws’ Wednesday afternoon, until my wife pointed out that my schedule allowed me to not work Wednesdays at all. Made a big difference, although we now meet them at the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. (We go to my parents’ for the weekend, and usually leave Saturday night.)

But when is 2 or 3 a.m. not the best time to drive? It’s the same reason why driving Christmas morning is the best, as long as it’s not snowing.

There’s hardly anyone on the road.


Photo is from a summer trip to Cape Cod, another time you’ll be surprised to hear traffic moves kind of slowly.

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