The year began with a gloomy outlook for travel, with forecasts of $5 per gallon—or more—for gas during the summer. Recent price trends, however, have been downward, with the latest predictions by the Energy Information Administration for a national average price of $3.79 per gallon of regular unleaded for the "April-through-September summer driving season."
Those prices are very similar to last summer. Will the ups and downs of gas prices affect your plans to visit a park this summer?
Even at current prices, the cost of gas still takes a bite out of most travelers' budgets. If you are planning a trip this summer, how will you economize to offset the pinch at the pump?