Thanksgiving travel: Busy week ahead, check out these tips!

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HOUSTON - Thanksgiving is almost here! So if you're not loading up the shopping cart to make the holiday fixins, you're probably loading up the car and fixin' to head to a relative's house.

2016 is predicted to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel season in a decade. AAA estimates nearly 4 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more, that is the most since 2007. Ninety-four percent of travelers will be in the car. That means there will be 160,000 more drivers on Texas roads than last year.

But there's help if you find yourself in trouble out there. Allstate insurance is offering $2 roadside assistance through their Good Hands Rescue app. The app is available on smart phones with no membership fees or insurance policy required.

If you're looking for a spot to stretch your legs on the way to grandma's, here are some ideas: On the road north toward Dallas, check out Woody's Smokehouse in Centerville or Cooper Farms in Fairfield. If you're headed west, stop by Hruska's store and bakery in Ellinger or Hinze's BBQ in Sealy.

For those of you leaving the state altogether, flying out of Bush Airport seems to offer the fewest headaches. One study named IAH the sixth-best in the country, while another study ranked Hobby Airport as the second-worst, with less than 80% of flights arriving on time.

Wherever you're headed and however you get there, we wish you safe travels! And happy feasting, Houston!

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