Summer is here.


And, with that comes the typical American vacation. editor Trae Bodge says people are getting ready to pack their suitcases and go, with 98 percent of Americans who took a vacation last year planning to do so again this year.


And, the company's survey shows road trips dominate.


Forty percent of summer vacationers say they'll be driving to their destinations.


Bodge says most people say driving can end up costing more when they factor in overspending on food and gas on the road.


She recommends smartphone apps that can guide you to the cheapest gas in your immediate vicinity.




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