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The Case for Spending Thanksgiving Away from Home

Condé Nast Traveler Logo By Andrew Sessa of Condé Nast Traveler | Slide 1 of 13: When playing gentleman farmer, we prefer to do it Soho House–style, at this new outpost from the natty U.K. hospitality group. Here, a seven-bedroom eighteenth-century farmhouse, along with a stone cottage and 40 contemporary lakeside log cabins, channels a pastoral village on 100acres of Cotswolds countryside.

The Case for Spending Thanksgiving Away from Home

Enough with the “obli-cation.” How about a proper, legitimate vacation? Listen, as far as we know, there’s no rule that says Thanksgiving has to revolve around undercooked turkey, half-baked conversation, or overcrowded flights to places you didn’t want to visit in the first place. (We meet again, in-laws’ guest room!) That’s why this year we’re giving you a pass. Take the long weekend, or hell, take the whole week—it’s only three days out of school for the kids—and flee the holiday grind. Embrace an American tradition (other than your own), or go somewhere off-script and unexpected. Now give thanks and get out of town.

© Courtesy Soho Farmhouse

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