First I want to thank everyone for a great book release month for Their Surprise Second Chance. It was awesome watching God work through everyone who gave an encouraging word, shared a post, wrote a review. Thank you! What a great group of people!
How many of you travel for the holidays? I must admit this is something I’ve never done. Oh, I’ve traveled from my hometown to relatives house-maybe an hour away, but I’ve never gone far away from my home during the holidays. But this year……I am! My husband and I are traveling to Puerto Rico to spend Thanksgiving with our son, his wife, and our granddaughter. So sun, surf, and family for the holidays!
So, as a whole what do you think of holiday travel in romance? Well, Christmas movies wouldn’t exist without it, right? All the heros and heroines that ‘come home for the holidays?’ That makes for good romance, for sure. But then someone always ends up moving–or moving back.
Then we have the mishap holiday travel in romance where they end up in the wrong place. Whether they were stuck, (’cause you know the bad snow storm!) or they took a wrong turn and ended up in a quaint, homey town where of course they are going to find love!
What about the travel with the family holiday romance? The whole family travels and everything seems perfect-except it isn’t. Something goes wrong—need a good, strong local hero anyone? Or what about a last minute dessert from the beautiful hometown baker? See where we’re going here?
One thing is usually central–holidays are family oriented. Even if your biological family isn’t close by we have friends that feel like family. I know our son and his family have a host of friends in PR. They all gather around the holidays. This year though, when we told them we had secured our tickets, they were thrilled. Not only because we were coming, but because all their friends’ families were visiting as well. So I’m looking forward to meeting them and having a grand Thanksgiving. I will miss our family here, of course, but I’m always up for a new adventure.
So what about you? How do you feel about traveling for the holidays? Do you do it? Do folks come and visit you? I’d love to hear your Thanksgiving plans for this year!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!