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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