• May 28, 2010
Unless you've had your head glued to a computer monitor for the past month (like we have), odds are you know it's Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to a modestly improving economy and bottom-basement deals on accommodations and flights, this year's summer kick off is slated to see quite a few more travelers than last year. Consumer Reports says that all in all, 32.1 million Americans will be leaving home for a little R&R over the three-day weekend. That number is up a full two million travelers compared to 2009. They won't all be on the road, though. That figure takes into account air travel, buses and cruises, as well as people hopping behind the wheel.

As for us, a few of the Autoblog staff will be brave enough to do battle with the hordes taking to America's roadways this weekend, but the rest of the crew probably won't be going any farther than the back deck. So what about you, loyal readers? Where ya headed? Share your weekend TripTik or other auto-related plans with us in Comments.

[Source: Consumer Reports | Image: David McNew/Getty]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      My girlfriend actually has classes at school so we won't be going anywhere. Just me and the kids at home.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm working all weekend :(
      • 4 Years Ago
      Staying home. You holiday weekend drivers on the Interstate are cuh-rayzee! ;D
      • 4 Years Ago
      On the water, not the roads.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll offer this kind of past tense, where did I go? I went to McKinney, TX to pick up my long, semi-lost, 1973 Datsun 240Z. Stoked to have it back in my hands & garage, let the restoration begin!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      From Dallas, Tx to Southern Delaware, via the '08 Accord Ex-L.
      I figure we should be able to pull about 31-33mpg for the entire 1500 mile/24 hour drive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm going to Disney World!!!

      (Test Track, here I come!)
        • 4 Years Ago
        So you'll get to Test Track by Father's Day?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Boston to mid-Maine. Been looking at traffic reports and dreading the commute all day long.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Surely, you mean Corolla S? I have noticed that people who drive that car are some of the worst drivers on the road.
        • 4 Years Ago
        DEAR LEMMINGS! (yes that means you in your sport edition camry and Acura TSX Type S)

        1. Get out of the left lane.

        2. Use your signals.

        3. Get out of the left lane!

        4. MOVE OVER.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @whiskers,

        It is my firm belief that Corolla drivers (any trim) are by far the WORST on the road. I've confirmed this theory with cab drivers in cities across the U.S.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Very soon, whiskers, Amtrak's Downeaster will travel all of the way to Brunswick.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Brodnax, VA. One of the tiniest towns I've ever seen in my life, but my wife's family is there.

      Unfortunately, since I live in MD, this means having to traverse the craziness that is the DC metropolitan area...
      • 4 Years Ago
      yea you know the usual......figured id watch the F1 race early sunday morning drive down for the indy 500(of course im going too rent a camaro :)) then take a plane to charlotte motor speedway to catch the coke 600 after which id rent a camaro for the trip back to milwaukee !!!!!!!!!!!! now that's how you spend a holiday!!!.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thanks! It's a girl.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Unfortunately, I don't get to escape the travel. I have to go back to university after a (well appreciated) 4 day weekend.
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