The other day I asked a colleague how his far-flung family picked the destination they’ll be flocking to for a reunion this winter.

“We managed to find a mutually inconvenient place,” he said.

His answer underscores a truth that is perhaps under-discussed, at least publicly: The holidays, which the Bureau of Transportation Statistics defines as that hot pocket spanning the day before Thanksgiving and the day after New Year’s, is the busiest travel period in the United States… but, do any of us really want to be traveling during the holidays?

That’s one of the questions raised in the short survey embedded below, which will help our friends at Traveling Mom better understand what kinds of holiday travel coverage you’d like them to bring you.

And what else is in it for you, other than the feeling of exhilaration and accomplishment that comes with completing any survey?

The chance to win a bag, specifically, a piece of Ricardo Beverly Hills roll-aboard luggage.

So, on behalf of Traveling Mom, thanks for helping us help you. Enjoy the survey. And good luck in the wheelie-bag drawing!

P.S. If you’re a mobile user or the survey isn’t displaying correctly, take it here.

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