When you step off the plane or veer off the highway back to your family's abode for the holidays, the good old phone tricks won't be by your side. You'll have to stuff your mouth with mashed potatoes just to spare a few seconds to compose yourself and finally answer those questions that you just can't avoid.
In a few short days, droves of people busting at the seams (mostly from a few too many sugar cookies) will be trying to shift and shimmy into airline seats fit for a 10-year-old child. Singles, couples and families will jet across this vast country for joyous holiday feasts and festivities. But mixed in amongst these "home for the holiday" travelers is a completely different breed of traveler: the expat.