Summer's heating up and people all over the country are beginning to plan their holidays. Lots of us want nothing more than to hop in a car and escape for a few days. But will high gas prices prevent Americans from traveling?
According to the Los Angeles Times, "prices from L.A. to Seattle are red hot -- meaning the cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline runs from $3.75 to $4.47 as of Monday." And they're not much better elsewhere in the country; average prices include $3.77 in New York, $3.55 in Massachusetts, and $3.60 in Washington, D.C.
Still, rates seem to be dropping overall. In fact, in the South, the average price for a gallon of regular gas ranges from $3.12 in South Carolina to $3.23 in Arkansas. Furthermore, according to a new Yahoo! Travel survey, more than half of vacationers between the ages of 18 and 64 will take a road trip this summer. So stock up on your promotional travel mugs and get ready to hit the road!