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Why This Summer is the Summer for Road Trips


With the steady gas prices that have been relatively low this summer is the perfect opportunity to break out those maps and travel cross country.

According to, has prices are approximately $1 lower per gallon this year in comparison to only being 25% lower last year. Lower gas prices means traveling just became more affordable again.

Consider spending some of your summer vacation traveling to see some of the best cities in the U.S. or embark on a National Parks tour.

According to AAA, traffic for Memorial Day is expected to be up by 5.3% which means nearly 33 million people on the road this holiday season; the most drivers traveling for Memorial Day in a decade.

Although some drivers may be reluctant to hit the road with fear that gas prices will increase over the summer, that doesn't seem to be the case. According to the Energy Department, it is expected that gas prices will hover above $2.50 per gallon through September.

If you've ever wanted to take a road trip now is the time. Don't forget to utilize rewards from credit cards that typically offer generous travel rewards, discounts on travel accommodations or gas rewards.

Need some ideas on where to go?

Click here for a guide to five must-see destinations to help get you started.