AAA Says 46.9 Million Americans Traveling for Thanksgiving Holiday 2015

AAA Says 46.9 Million Americans Traveling for Thanksgiving Holiday 2015

AAA Travel forecasts 46.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday, a 0.6 percent increase over the 46.6 million people who traveled last year and the most since 2007. With 300,000 additional holiday travelers, this marks the seventh consecutive year of growth for Thanksgiving travel. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, November 25 to Sunday, November 29.

“This Thanksgiving, more Americans will carve out time to visit friends and family since 2007,” said Marshall Doney, AAA President and CEO. “While many people remain cautious about the economy and their finances, many thankful Americans continue to put a premium on traveling to spend the holiday with loved ones.”

Despite improvements in the economy, including steady wage growth, rising disposable income and a falling unemployment rate, consumers remain cautious about their finances. However, gas prices remain well below 2014 levels, providing an early holiday bonus to the more than 89 percent of holiday travelers who will drive to their destinations.

“One holiday gift has come early this year. Americans will likely pay the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2008. Lower prices are helping boost disposable income, and enabling families to kick off the holiday season with a Thanksgiving getaway,” continued Doney.

Driving remains most popular mode of travel for Thanksgiving

Nearly 42 million Americans will take a holiday road trip this Thanksgiving, an increase of 0.7 percent over last year. Air travel is expected to increase by 0.1 percent, with 3.6 million Americans flying to their holiday destinations. Travel by other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses, will decrease 1.4 percent this Thanksgiving, to 1.4 million travelers.

Lowest Thanksgiving gas prices in seven years expected

Drivers nationwide continue to experience significant yearly savings in the price of gas and AAA estimates that consumers are saving nearly $265 million on gasoline every day compared to a year ago. This has helped boost disposable income, enabling many Americans to travel this Thanksgiving. Most U.S. drivers will pay the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2008. Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.15, 65 cents less than the average price on Thanksgiving last year ($2.80).


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Unusually Warm Fall Delays Peak Foliage For Northern Regions of Vermont, New Hampshire and Northern New York

Unusually Warm Fall Delays Peak Foliage For Northern Regions of Vermont, New Hampshire and Northern New York

If you think you’ve missed peak fall foliage colors, don’t fret. An unusually warm fall in the northeast has delayed nature’s schedule a week or two. Peak conditions are now showing in the northern regions of Vermont, New Hampshire and Central and Northern New York. This week is the perfect time for a fall foliage drive!

If New York is your choice, “The Adirondack Northway”, Interstate 87 has some of the best views anywhere. Peak fall foliage can be seen on I-87 beginning in Saratoga Springs and northward thruGlens Falls, Lake George, Plattsburg, and on to the Canadian border.

Vermont’s I-89 is a beautiful drive anytime of year, but fall is especially breathtaking. You’ll find peak autumn colors along I-89 northward from Montpelier, thru Stowe, Burlington, St. Albans, and on to the Canadian border. Vermont’s I-91 also has great color from St. Johnsbury thru Newport to the Canadian border.

New Hampshire offers some of the best Interstate vistas in the Northeast and you’ll find foliage at it’s peak in the northern part of the state. Travelers along I-93 will find plenty of photo opportunities from Franconia Notch thru Littleton and on toSt. Johnsbury, Vermont

What’s cool about viewing fall colors from the Interstate? The experience is totally different in either direction. Drive north on I-89, turn around and head south and you’ll see a whole new perspective right before your eyes! You can easily spend several days exploring small towns and villages directly off the Interstate exits along the way.

Check out this handy interactive fall foliage map to find peak colors in your area.

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I-95 Gas Price Update – September 10, 2015

I-95 Gas Price Update – September 10, 2015

More locations along I-95 are posting gas prices below $2 a gallon for regular unleaded… but you have to be in South Carolina to find them.

The northern segment of I-95 is reporting prices in the $2.30 to $2.50 a gallon range, while prices along the southern segment of I-95 are generally in the $2.00 to $2.35 a gallon range. Connecticut continues to be the state with the highest gas prices along I-95. New London is reporting $2.59 a gallon for regular unleaded. The lowest gas prices are now in South Carolina, with Santee ($1.85), Manning ($1.85) and Florence ($1.87) reporting the lowest prices.

Listed below are the average posted gas prices as of Thursday, September 10, 2015 for unleaded regular gas at selected I-95 exit cities.

Houlton, ME : $2.50/gal Springfield, VA : $2.34/gal
Bangor, ME : $2.35/gal Dumfries, VA : $2.33/gal
Augusta, ME : $2.39/gal Fredericksburg, VA : $2.35/gal
Portland, ME : $2.37/gal Ashland, VA : $2.06/gal
Portsmouth, NH : $2.30/gal Richmond, VA : $2.04/gal
Seabrook, NH : $2.34/gal Petersburg, VA : $2.06/gal
Danvers, MA : $2.36/gal Emporia, VA : $2.06/gal
Dedham, MA : $2.35/gal Roanoke Rapids, NC : $2.16/gal
Mansfield, MA : $2.42/gal Wilson, NC : $2.18/gal
Attleboro, MA : $2.32/gal Selma, NC : $2.14/gal
Pawtucket, RI : $2.44/gal Fayetteville, NC : $2.13/gal
Providence, RI : $2.38/gal Lumberton, NC : $2.12/gal
Warwick, RI : $2.31/gal Rowland, NC : $2.14/gal
Wyoming, RI : $2.38/gal Dillon, SC : $2.05/gal
New London, CT : $2.59/gal Florence, SC : $1.98/gal
New Haven, CT : $2.52/gal Manning, SC : $1.96/gal
Bridgeport, CT : $2.58/gal Santee, SC : $1.96/gal
Greenwich, CT : $2.47/gal Walterboro, SC : $2.06/gal
Rye, NY : $2.53/gal Savannah, GA : $2.21/gal
New Rochelle, NY : $2.44/gal Richmond Hill, GA : $2.18/gal
Bronx, NY : $2.48/gal Darien, GA : $2.20/gal
Secaucus, NJ : $2.38/gal Brunswick, GA : $2.20/gal
Woodbridge, NJ : $2.41/gal Woodbine, GA : $2.12/gal
East Brunswick, NJ : $2.31/gal Kingsland, GA : $2.21/gal
Bordentown, NJ : $2.18/gal Yulee, FL : $2.16/gal
Cherry Hill, NJ : $2.28/gal Jacksonville, FL : $2.16/gal
Penns Grove, NJ : $2.28/gal Saint Augustine, FL : $2.16/gal
Wilmington, DE : $2.38/gal Palm Coast, FL : $2.19/gal
Newark, DE : $2.32/gal Daytona Beach, FL : $2.18/gal
Elkton, MD : $2.38/gal Orlando, FL : $2.15/gal
Perryville, MD : $2.30/gal Cocoa, FL : $2.14/gal
Aberdeen, MD : $2.33/gal Palm Bay, FL : $2.18/gal
White Marsh, MD : $2.34/gal Fort Pierce, FL : $2.27/gal
Baltimore, MD : $2.41/gal Cape Coral, FL : $2.22/gal
Greenbelt, MD : $2.43/gal West Palm Beach, FL : $2.35/gal
District Heights, MD : $2.37/gal Miami, FL : $2.40/gal

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Good Old New England Fun, The Big E Ready to Kick Off

Good Old New England Fun, The Big E Ready to Kick Off

The Big E, the largest fair in the Northeast and fifth largest in North America, is ready to kick off its 99th year with big talent, phenomenal food, animals, rides, shopping and more! The 17-day event will feature a Mardi Gras Parade, The Big E Circus Spectacular, sponsored by Coca-Cola and top name talent like Jacob Whitesides, Alabama and DJ Paris Hilton! Concertgoers are in for a ton of great shows at the xfinity arena and Court of Honor Stage, sponsored by xfinity®.

And what is a Fair without food! Our vast selection of food will have your mouth watering. Eat your way around the grounds, find unique gifts and check out interesting exhibits! Bring the kids to the petting zoo or take them on fun-filled rides in Kiddieland. For those looking for more excitement, the Midway is full of exhilarating rides like the Yo-Yo and Blitzer! There is something for all ages to enjoy at the Fair, Sept. 18-Oct. 4, in West Springfield, Mass.

Big E hours are 8am – 10pm. Buildings and exhibits open at 10am, Storrowton Village, the Yankee Candle Shop and Avenue of States are open until 9pm. The Village Craft Area is open until 10pm. The North American Midway is open Sun. – Fri., 11am to 10pm, Sat., 10am to 11pm.

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New York: Lightning is Headed for The Great Escape

New York: Lightning is Headed for The Great Escape

Six Flags Great Escape today announced the addition of the hair-raising Greezed Lightnin’ in 2016. The all-new super looping thrill ride will rocket guests 360 degrees, reach exhilarating speeds and leave them hanging, waiting for more.

Greezed Lightnin’ will seat 24 riders in “face-off” position and begin to rock forward and backward, pendulum style. Once the train reaches maximum height, guests experience one of the longest suspended hang-times – over 70 feet in the air, upside down. Thrill seekers are then hurled through a series of seven full inversions, both frontward and backward, offering sheer looping mayhem.

The new attraction will be located across from Thunder Alley in one of the most historic and visible sections of the park. Greezed Lightnin’s impressive lights and flames will transport guests back in time with its 1950’s theme and hot rod inspiration.

“From high speeds, to suspenseful hang time and countless inversions, Greezed Lightnin’ will rev up the engine of every thrill seeker,” said Eric Gilbert, park president, Six Flags Great Escape Resort. “We are also excited that the ride will have a flashy 50’s theme to ‘recharge’ this historic section of our park.”

Six Flags Great Escape is also announcing the start of 2016 Season Pass sales with its special Flash Sale through Labor Day weekend featuring the best deal of the year – savings up to 65% off on 2016 Passes! September 3 through September 7, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass with every Pass purchased. Gold Season Passes include admission to both Six Flags Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom, and any other Six Flags theme park, as well as free parking and special admission for friends. 2016 Season Passes provide unlimited visits to Fright Fest® at Six Flags Great Escape in 2015 and all of 2016.

Passholders may also purchase a Gold Season Dining Pass, which includes a lunch, dinner, and snack during every park visit, plus they will receive a 2016 All Season Sport Bottle for unlimited drink refills. Gold Season Dining Passes may be used at any Six Flags theme park.

Still to come this fall, Six Flags Great Escape‘s annual Fright Fest® celebration will take place weekends, October 3 – November 1, and feature the terrifying Ghost Town: Dead in the West scare zone, Nightmare Haunted House and the all-new haunted attraction Aftermath.


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