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Travel Thursday: 41 Million to Travel on 4th of July Weekend

If you are planning to travel this upcoming Fourth of July Weekend, you will be among 41 million others.  AAA says that projected number is up about two percent from the Independence Day holiday weekend last year...


AAA Travel Thursday's

  • Travel Thursday: Beach Vacation Plans Popular in Twin Cities

    Lots of Minnesotans are thinking about heading the the beach for a vacation, especially after the harsh winter we've had. Trip Advisor reported 76 percent of Twin Cities residents are planning a beach vacation. That number seems high, but those are just people who said they're planning...

  • Travel Thursday: Top Warm-Weather Getaways

    The February blizzard has lots of Minnesotans dreaming about a warm-weather vacation. Travel experts said Orlando, Fla., is the top United States vacation spot for Minnesotans this winter. Maui and Las Vegas came in at No. 2 and 3 on the list...

  • Travel Thursday: Spirit Airlines to Add New Seasonal Flights

    Spirit Airlines is adding more flights for the summer and fall season out of the Twin Cities. The low-cost carrier will launch a new daily trip starting May 22 between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Detroit.

  • Airline Fares Up Again in 2013

    The cost to fly in the United States is up for the fourth-straight year. This time it’s up about 2 percent. The average domestic round-trip ticket — including tax — reached $363 in 2013. That figure is up more than $7.00 from 2012...

  • Travel Thursday: Survey Shows Business Travelers Favor Low-cost Venues

    A recent survey found that taking business trips isn’t all fancy hotels and expensive dinners. The travel expense company Certify found the most popular places in 2013 are relatively affordable. Business travelers gave high marks to places like Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, Panera Bread and Dunkin’ Donuts...

  • Travel Thursday: Gas Prices Expected to Drop in 2014

    Experts said the price of gas is expected to drop slightly in 2014. AAA said 2013 was a pretty good year for prices. The average price last year was $3.49 per gallon, making 2013 the least-expensive year to fill up in three years...

  • Travel Thursday: Gas Prices on the Rise

    In this week’s edition of Travel Thursday gas prices are going back up. The average price of a gallon of regular in Minnesota is now $3.14. That’s 27 cents more than it was a week ago. The national average is $3.27...

  • Travel Thursday: Top New Year's Destinations

    With cold, snowy winter weather, it's no surprise more Americans are trying to get somewhere warmer to ring in the New Year. Hotwire put out its list of the top 10 most popular destinations to welcome 2014...

  • Travel Thursday: FourSquare Reports Peak Thanksgiving Travel Times

    Numbers shaking out about which airports will be busiest during the Thanksgiving travel period and at which times. According to the social media site FourSquare, airports in the states like Texas, New York, and California are predicted to be some of the busiest hubs in the country...

  • Travel Thursday: Thanksgiving Travelers' Budgets Expected to Increase

    Trip Advisor reported that Americans are spending more for the Thanksgiving holiday this year. Nearly 40 percent of people plan to travel, and almost half plan to increase their budgets from last year according to Trip Advisor....

  • Spirit Airline Launches Four New Seasonal Routes

    Spirit Airlines launched routes on Thursday to four new warm-weather cities. Travelers can now catch a flight on the low-cost carrier to and from Los Angeles, Orlando, Phoenix, and Tampa. The routes are seasonal and are offered through April 30th...

  • Travel Thursday: Free Hotel Items

    Remembering to pack everything for a trip is nearly impossible, but hotels often give away some of the items travelers commonly forget to bring. Some of the free items are obvious like razors and toothbrushes, but what about a charger for your phone? Chargers are left behind so much that hotels will keep them and lend them out to other guests...


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