What's The Best Way To Avoid The Holiday Travel Rush?S

This Thursday is Thanksgiving. That means it's also the biggest travel weekend of the year, with 43.4 million people estimated to be leaving home for Grandma Myrtle's famous goose gizzards. How do you avoid the insanity?

It's simple for me, since my family lives just over the water in New Jersey, so it's a hop, skip, and a short drive to get home for the holidays. But for others, it involves trains, airplanes, and all the hassles that come with doing that.

For you grizzled holiday travelers out there, what are your tips? How do you stay sane in the insanity that is going to see Aunt Flo in Sheboygan?