Thanksgiving weekend is commonly known as one of the busiest travel weekends of the year in New Mexico and across the nation. Many people find that traveling to visit relatives and friends is an important Thanksgiving tradition. However, because the Thanksgiving holiday season is relatively short when compared to the Christmas season, people must confine their travels to just a few days out of the year.
According to some experts, it seems that this Thanksgiving will be a particularly busy day on the nation's roads -- the busiest since the last great economic boom of 2005. Predictions are that over 54 million people across the country will travel at least 50 miles away from where they live this Thanksgiving, which marks an increase of just under 5 percent over last year.