Saving on summer travel Lawrence and national experts offer money-saving advice

Cost-cutting tips

Planning the perfect getaway doesn’t have to break the bank. Before embarking on your summer vacation, check out these money-saving tips on gas, airfares and lodging.

Travel season expected to be slow

Gas prices are up, which means travel is down. AAA predicts travel over the Memorial Day weekend will be down for the first time in a decade. The three-day holiday weekend is the unofficial kickoff to the summer travel season. And as Janet Reid reports, in this slumping economy, local residents say they will have to dig deep to get away.

Americans finding cost-cutting measures when it comes to summer travel

Despite high gas prices, many Americans are still planning a summer vacation. However, they are cutting back on items such as lodging, food and length of stay.

Helpful Web sites

These sites can help you cut costs while planning a vacation.


youraveragewoman 9 years, 9 months ago

Travel? What I don't understand is why so many people want to fly somewhere. At the airport there seems to never be enough people to wait on the hundreds of travelers. You can never find anyone to answer a question for you, they are all too busy. When you do get on an airplane, you are packed in like sardines. I took my grandson to the airport recently and when I helped this child check in I was told, "You are not even flying, get back and let the boy take care of this." The boy had no clue who to talk to or what to do. He was scared too death!I prefer to travel by car. You see beautiful countryside. If you see something you like you can stop and view it more closely. I am in the car with my best friend (yes, he is also my husband!). It is relaxing and enjoyable. I realize that this story wasn't about airplanes, but I just couldn't help but express feelings about air travel. Taking the train makes more sense as well. It's cheaper, you have plenty of room, they actually want your business and treat you with respect. They know the meaning of providing a service.

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