(NBC News) Millions of Americans plan to get away for the weekend, and experts warn the roadways will be crowded.
"36 million are projected to be driving to their destination this year," notes AAA's Tamra Johnson.
The cost of traveling to that destination this summer will be higher.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel is approaching $3, 59 cents higher than a year ago.
Still, the price of gas hasn't forced travelers to hit the brakes on their getaway.
Experts say consumers have more money to spend and more confidence thanks to a strong economy.
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