Memory Monday 7/15/13

Kids Enjoying the Beach

This week’s Memory Monday Photo submission comes to us from Patricia Spranza of Ashland, Virginia who stayed with Outer Banks Blue the week of Memorial day with her family in the property “Wellfleet” in the Pine Island subdivision in Corolla. READ MORE

=&0=& =&1=& =&2=& the worlds largest and most popular on-line travel site recently released results of a poll conducted of more than 1200 U.S. respondents regarding their opinions related to travel this summer.  The results indicated that a whopping 86% of respondents are planning some sort of summer retreat this year, a 6% increase over results of the same poll of one year ago.  The survey also reveals that beach travel destinations top their list of places they want to visit! =&3=& =&4=& According to 93 percent of Memorial Day trekkers and 87 percent of summer vacationers, gas prices will not have an effect on plans this summer. As national average gas prices continue to decline year-over-year, so does the impact of gas prices on leisure summer travel plans among TripAdvisor survey respondents:
Year
Average National
Gas Price mid-May¹
Gas Impacting
Summer Travel Plans
2013
$3.60
13%
2012
$3.75
14%
2011
$3.96
39%

                      According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, national average per gallon for regular gas READ MORE

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