Are You Traveling For Holiday Weekend?

It’s a holiday weekend and I’m looking forward to relaxing with friends over the weekend and as always for me, catching up on paperwork and things pushed aside when I spend too much time here blogging. With gas prices ever soaring, AP News reports:

As consumers began hitting the road Friday for the Memorial Day weekend, they faced the sobering reality that it now costs $87 to fill a Ford Explorer SUV, up $14 from last year, and $72 to fill a mid-sized Honda Accord, up $12.

That’s because gas prices, which took another jump higher overnight, are up nearly 20 percent, or 65 cents a gallon, over the past year to average nearly $3.88 a gallon nationally. But unlike this time last year, when gas prices were at their peak for 2007, pump prices now show no signs of halting their daily assault on the record books.

It’s going to be a long hot summer, and I know I’ll be taking a few less hour long treks to the beach this summer, thanks to the gas prices. I’m curious about our readers here… are you traveling for the holiday weekend or sticking close to home?

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Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
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3 Responses to Are You Traveling For Holiday Weekend?

  1. For what it’s worth, when the next fare increase goes into effect shortly, public transit in Salt Lake City will have increased 50% in price in only two years.

  2. Darrell

    I think any thing transportation related is just going to keep rising. Time for everyone to realize that travel just isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.