But this year, with the dollar so strong and gasoline so cheap, a lot of other Americans are heading to Canada. Squaremouth, a travel insurance comparison web site, says planned trips to Canada have surged by 70 percent this year. What if you hate driving on crowded roads? Consider a fall vacation. GasBuddy, a web site that tracks prices, predicts drivers will see the national average for a gallon of gas slip below $2 as soon as early November.
Read the full NPR article online here: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/01/484337473/on-a-tight-travel-budget-youll-appreciate-this-years-july-4th-bargains