Next week tens of millions of Americans will hit the road to spend Thanksgiving with loved ones near and far. So now’s the time to start planning your Thanksgiving celebration of food, family and football. Thanksgiving falls on the 4th Thursday of November every year, and was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest.
Search interest in Thanksgiving-related terms has tripled since October, and within the next week, it is expected to double again. For a foodie holiday like Thanksgiving, the top trending searches are relating to recipes. If top searches are any indication of what you’ll find at your Thanksgiving dinner this year, get ready for roasted turkey with dressing, green bean casserole (love it or hate it), mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Prime rib and Corn casserole are also among the top favorite recipes.
But there’s more to a meal than just the food. A great drink pairing can elevate any meal – a culinary secret that people using Google Maps know well. On the day before Thanksgiving, wine shops and liquor stores are the most queried food and drink shopping locations on Google Maps.
If you’re flying this Thanksgiving or just dropping off or picking up loved ones, get ready for the airport traffic. In cities with busy airports, airport traffic can be up to 60 percent worse than a normal workday. Here’s a cheat sheet on the best and worst traffic times around the top five busiest airports in the country.