All Press Releases for June 13, 2007

Despite Record Gas Prices, Americans Should Not Abandon the 'Old Summer Vacation'.

As schools let out across the Nation, families prepare for their traditional "summer vacations." In this day and age, most families have a specific travel budget they must adhere to.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - ORLANDO, FL, June 13, 2007 - However, according to the Lundberg Survey, the national average price for a gallon of gasoline has once again reached a new record of $3.18 and there is no relief in sight. And with the summer driving season right around the corner, will the continuous rising gas prices keep people close to home?

Not if Kelly Goode, otherwise known as "The Most Miserly Mom" has anything to do with it.

She knows Orlando, Florida is a major destination for families and also realizes that some people may pass on that location because of the rising gas prices.

In a sign that energy costs will affect behavior, AAA said travelers are planning to stay closer to home and take shorter trips. Travel-related expenses for U.S. households are expected average nearly $600.

"High gas prices and increased vacation costs didn't deter Americans from traveling this Memorial Day," Sandra Hughes, vice president of travel for AAA, said in a statement. "This summer families will travel closer to home, they will travel for fewer days and will save money by staying in less expensive hotels and eating in cheaper restaurants, but they will continue to take vacations and plan getaways."

Goode, the author of the Orlando Vacation Guide, is mostly known for saving families money on vacations to Orlando - like advice on how to do the Theme Parks on $25 a day. She has recently updated her book to include current information on discounted hotels and rental cars.

"I understand the dilemma that families face when it comes to vacations - it's all about saving money," says Goode. "And with the recent rise in gas prices, it makes it even more difficult. That is why I created the Orlando Vacation Guide. As a mother myself, I wanted to make sure that even with the additional expense of fuel, families can still afford a great vacation in Orlando."

Gas prices have risen over $1.00 per gallon since the start of 2007 and consumers are showing signs of weariness.

Tom Coggins from Ankeny, IA, a suburb of Des Moines agrees. "We started planning our Orlando trip last December. However, with the current gas prices, my family will have to shell out an additional $150 just to cover the recent spike. Frustrated, I searched the web and found The Orlando Vacation Guide and 'The Most Miserly Mom' has already saved me more than the additional cost in gas."

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