For this weeks #TheWeeklyPostcard travel blog link up I’m not doing my usual Arm Chair Travel blog post. This weekend is the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. So I thought I would offer a little history into the sales weekend that seems to have taken hold worldwide.
Black Friday is the Friday after the American Thanksgiving, which is on the fourth Thursday in November. Whilst the Friday is not officially a public holiday many government employees and school children have been given the Friday off – meaning that it has become an extra long weekend. Dating back from the 1960’s with all this extra traffic on the roads and footpaths following Thanksgiving the day began to be known as Black Friday.
Traditionally in the US, this marked the beginning of the Christmas shopping period. Many stores have also felt that it is the time that their financial bottom line turns from the red to the black. Black Friday has become one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
For us non-Americans, it has taken time for us all to join in with the promotion. But as our world has become more global, many stores (even as far away as here in Australia) have embraced the Black Friday sales.
So this weekend there are some great bargains to be found.
Where to Find Travel Gear Bargains
Last year I shared some great travel accessories for the kid who travels.
This year on my sister travel tips blog Tips 4 Trips I have found over 20 more ideas for the travelling toddler, tween or teen.
If you are looking for a travel gear for any traveller this may help:
And these travel gizmos are really useful for all travellers.
Or a handy travel gadget for the backpacking or nomadic family.
Then again if this whole travel blogging thing has you intrigued perhaps you might like to start your own.
Travel Blog Success offers a wonderful course to get you started. I found it full of useful hints.
And you will also need some web hosting. I use Siteground.
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