Dreading the seemingly inevitable headache that tends to go hand-in-hand with traveling around the holidays, particularly Thanksgiving? While crowded airports, congested highways, and cranky little ones may not be completely avoidable, there are some tricks that can make the whole order a little less painful.

To help you plan your travels this Thanksgiving, we're hosting a live Twitter chat on Thursday, 11/17, from 3p.m. until 4p.m. EST, along with Travel + Leisure International Editor Mark Orwoll.

Also joining us is a panel of travel experts, all eager to answer your burning holiday travel questions. Our expert panelists include:

How does it work?

  • 1.Log in to Twitter any time from 3–4p.m. EST and be sure to follow the chat hosts: @TravlandLeisure and @Orwoll
  • 2.Use the hashtag #TL_Chat to follow and participate in the chat.
  • 3.To keep up with the chat in real time, head over to
  • 4.Post questions! Post tips! Join in on the conversation so you and your fellow travelers can make the most of this chaotic time of year.

Joshua Pramis is an associate digital editor and resident tech guru at Travel + Leisure. Follow him on Twitter: @joshuapramis