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Monday, May 19, 2008

Gas Prices Ruining Family Vacations

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The gas prices today are going to ruin many vacation plans for many families. It seems that many families are staying closer to home because no one can afford the high price of gas these days. Gas is topping off at $4 a gallon in most places. Can a family of four that wants to travel one thousand miles really afford $4 a gallon for gas? Probably not.

It is going to cost the average family with a car that gets 22 miles to the gallon about $180 one way. That means that traveling only one thousand miles there and back is going to cost $360 for gas. That does not seem like a lot, but when you consider in lodging and attraction costs, it adds up.

There are so many things you might want to do, but the sad truth is that kids today are going to lose out on seeing the country because parents just cannot afford to travel with gas prices the way they are today. It does not look like it will get any better before summer.

Are gas prices ruining your vacation plans or travel plans?

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