Wishing You Safe and Sane Thanksgiving Travels
Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays of the year and a great opportunity to spend time with family and close friends. Between the football games, the parade, the food, and the great company, this special day presents a wonderful opportunity to focus on what we are most grateful for in our lives. Unfortunately, even though we’re supposed to count our blessings on this day, those of us facing Thanksgiving travel may be counting our burdens. As of today, the AAA estimates that 43.6 million people will be traveling at least 50 miles before, on, or after November 22nd.
This marks the fourth consecutive year of increased travel during the Thanksgiving holiday. So, while we get to take advantage of the long holiday weekend by visiting friends and family around the world, we also face nightmarish traffic, delayed flight schedules, overcrowded airports, and the occasional lost bag of luggage. Let’s face it – we can’t control what happens during travel over the holidays! We have to embrace what comes our way and hope we arrive in time to enjoy the turkey and trimmings with those we love. However, we CAN control our level of preparedness, especially if traveling internationally.
Swift Passport Services Has You Covered
If you’re planning to travel out of the country for the upcoming holiday, you, like countless others, may find that you’re in need of an expedited visa or a passport. With the days ticking by, you’ll need to act quickly as this is the time that most consulates are swamped. Instead of adding “must get travel documents” to your laundry list of holiday to-do’s, why not consult the experts at Swift Passport Services (SPS)? Our team has years of experience expediting passports and visas and is readily available to help you get your documents in order in less than one business day. However, be forewarned, this is our busy time so if you need assistance now is the time to call if you hope to avoid the Thanksgiving rush!
Also keep in mind our holiday hours:
• Closed November 22 and November 23 for Thanksgiving
• Limited staff and limited hours December 24 in Chicago
• Closed December 25 for Christmas • Limited staff and limited hours December 31 in New York
• Closed January 1 for New Year’s Day
On behalf of the Swift team, we wish you and yours a happy and abundant Thanksgiving as well as safe and sane travels!
Cartoon: John Darkow / Columbia Daily Tribune, Politicalcartoons.com
Laurie Lee is co-founder and CEO of Swift Passport and Visa Services. A Chicago native, Laurie loves adventure travel, especially to the Caribbean. She enjoys writing for the Swift Post, as well as for her personal blog, Spare Parts- www.sparebodyparts.com.