The biggest travel day of the year

Holidays like Thanksgiving may be great – catching up with family and enjoying a nice dinner while appreciating what you have in life.

However, like many good things there’s always a downside, and that’s that everyone is schlepping around simultaneously to get where they’re going. Hopefully you’re one of the smart ones and have planned accordingly to make your trip a stress-free one!

Now that there may be some wintry weather in the area – be sure to factor that in!

My Thanksgiving plans are:

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Hoboken Travel Tips for Thanksgiving

Here’s a few tidbits to consider as we begin the holiday weekend countdown:

  • Working today? Traveling today? If your travel plans haven’t been set in stone – think about the following. If you’re about to go to work, maybe you should call in sick and avoid the mass-transit mayhem that takes place between 12pm and 6pm today (really peaks around 3pm). All the major transit hubs (bus, rail) will be chaotic. If you’re stuck at work all day – perhaps staying put till later tonight (or grabbing a drink at a local Hoboken pub?) might help you avoid the mess. Otherwise – you knew what to expect, so hope you have patience!
  • Leaving Hoboken? LOCK UP!! If you’re heading out of town – even if just for a few days, be sure you’ve properly secured your apartments. And especially those with ground-floor or basement apartments (that weren’t already trashed), ensure your windows are locked, and air conditioners should have been removed by now (criminals love kicking them in for easy access). Last thing you want to find out when you return is that you’ve been victimized by a burglar.
  • Staying in Hoboken? Regardless of the “holiday weekend,” you should still be vigilant where you park. The HPU is always looking for ways to steal. Heck, they need something to be thankful for as well (your ignorance). The Hoboken parking racket that Fox 5 News exposed will continue as long as you enable it.

Anyone traveling to the north or west should buy these for their SUV!

Be safe & sound everyone!