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Gas Prices
2:47 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Summer Travel: Iraq Fighting Could Mean Higher Gas Prices

Average price per regular gallon of gas over the last three years.
Credit AAA/fuelgaugereport.aaa.com

Declines in gasoline prices over the past few weeks ended over the weekend, thanks to the violence in Iraq, the second largest crude producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC. 

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Memorial Day Travel
5:38 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Summer Travel: Hitting the Road for Memorial Day

Traffic on the Pensacola Bay Bridge
Credit Photo via Instagram// @heiditakacs

AAA is predicting the busiest Memorial Day travel weekend since the end of the Great Recession.

Just over 36 million Americans are expected to journey 50 miles or more from home between Thursday and next Monday. Mark Jenkins with the auto club’s Tampa office says that’s up one and a half percent from a year ago.

“We had a very harsh winter season, and a lot of people weren’t able to travel much,” said Jenkins. “This the first opportunity for many people to get out there and take that trip.”

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Memorial Day Weekend
1:39 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Summer Travel Week 1: Book Early For Memorial Day

During popular times, such as Memorial Day, lodging fills up fast.
Credit Photo via Flickr//Taber Andrew Bain

Memorial Day, the so-called “unofficial start of summer,” is eight weeks away and counting. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody looks at the first of a series of AAA's suggestions on how to save money on that vacation. This installment deals with lodging.

Jessica Brady at AAA South in Tampa says the one rule of thumb the auto club wants everyone to remember is that historically, the closer Memorial Day looms, booking a hotel will become harder and more expensive.

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Gas Prices
4:55 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Gas Prices Expected to Level Off, Drop

Credit Photo via Flickr//Michael Kappel

Gas prices in Florida average $3.63 per gallon -- seven cents more than a week ago. That makes the Sunshine State the most expensive at the pump in the Southeast.

All of the usual suspects in early spring -- refinery maintenance, increasing demand and the switch to summer-blend fuel -- remain factors. But Mark Jenkins at AAA South in Tampa says other influences are making their presence known.

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