Mapping Thanksgiving:

Get Some High-Tech Help Navigating the Holiday.

Tech Expert LaToya Drake Shows You How Google
Can Assist You From Heading Home for the
Celebration to Getting the Feast on the Table.  
For millions of Americans, Thanksgiving means turkey, parades, family, and the road-trip to reach it all. The holiday is fast approaching, and many are preparing to head home. Google Maps has insight into the best and worst times for traffic, as well as tips for finding things to do with family and friends.

LaToya shares how Google can assist with easing holiday stress.
She has tips for:

* The best and worst times for traffic during Thanksgiving week
* How to share your ETA with loved ones
* Avoiding holiday crowds
* Finding things to do locally and occupying holiday visitors
* How to discover new recipes and get help in the kitchen
* Learning about the favorite Thanksgiving recipes in your state
While everyone’s final holiday destination is unique, there are many common stops along the way. Data from Google Maps can provide insight into the places people visit around the holidays and the best times to get on (or stay off) the road.

LaToya Drake is a founding member of the News Lab at Google. She provides television and radio commentary on news, social media and pop culture trends, and has appeared on dozens of programs including The TODAY Show, CBS Early Show, CNBC, CNN American Morning, HLN, FOX News, ABC News, Good Day New York and NPR. She is a graduate of Georgetown and Florida State University.

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