Let's talk traveling. With the holidays right around the corner, many people I talked to said they were going elsewhere to celebrate the holidays, either to a relative's house or to a vacation spot. I've only done that once. I won a trip to New York once from an essay I wrote, and my friend and I decided to go over Thanksgiving. It was weird celebrating a holiday away from home, but it was also fabulous! We saw the Macy's parade, went shopping, and I remember the trip very fondly every time Thanksgiving rolls around.
If you're thinking of traveling this Thanksgiving, keep your eyes open for opportunities to make a new friend. If you're traveling by yourself, see if you can go on a group travel outing. Traveling entirely by yourself can sometimes be depressing, but if you're with a group, you'll not only meet new people, but you also will not be alone when it comes to seeing the sights.