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Road trips are all the rage this summer

Road trips are on the rise this summer
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Road trips on the rise

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-Road trips are rebounding even faster than air travel.

That's keeping the American Automobile Club's Santa Barbara branch busy.

Branch manager Chris Olvera said, "86 percent of the people during July 4th weekend took a road trip. We anticipate that to increase, even as the summer progresses, so little things like trip tics have increased ten times since 2019, and our road trips are even higher than pre-pandemic numbers."

TripTiKs are highlighted excursion maps.

Some people like Harold Dodge are still mulling over their destination.

"Because of the heat wave I need to find out which rest stops are open and closed and so I got a map."

He plans to ride his motorcycle on his road trip.

Lynn McKernan and Carl Carlson are traveling in an air conditioned RV and said it's a lot hotter where they are from in Arizona than in California.

They are also parking at the Earl Warren Showgrounds while visiting family.

Many people are sharing highlights of their travels on social media.

AAA recommends making sure your transportation is well-maintained before hitting the road.

Travelers also recommend bringing snacks.

People planning long trips should keep in mind the high price of fuel and the shortage of rental cars.

California / Lifestyle / Money and Business / Santa Barbara - South County / Traffic / Video
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Tracy Lehr

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