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Summer road trip plans; don't let gas prices slow you down
"We're going to see some more increases, but $4 gas is enough to cut demand," Peter Beutel, president of energy risk manager Cameron Hanover told USAToday. "Once you get to a place where everyone is paying $4, the pain threshold is universally shared."
- Get off the highway to buy gas. The highest prices around will be on the interstate or turnpike. Look for well-marked exits that have multiple gas stations listed
- Bring an extra friend to help share the cost. If the price of gas goes up 25% (which would be like a buck a gallon- not likely), adding a third or fourth friend along to share the cost can make a big difference.
- Keep a log or journal. If you have done this before you know that things can get kind of blurry after driving 15 or 18 hours straight. Keeping a log of where you are when you buy gas, how much it was and how far that got you.
- Have a plan on where you are going. It's no problem to say "I want to see the country" but America is a pretty big place. Waking up in Kansas City to say "Next stop:Miami!" is more of a long-term goal. There will be a lot of stops between Kansas City and Miami.