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Memorial Day Travel 2013: More Americans Taking Time Off To Travel, According To TripAdvisor Survey

With Memorial Day just around the corner and summertime following in its wake, Americans are getting ready to pack their bags and trucks, leave their work at the office, and head off on a relaxing vacation.

One in three Americans will be traveling over Memorial Day weekend, and 86 percent have plans to take a leisure trip this summer, according to a TripAdvisor survey of 1,200 U.S. respondents, representing a six and seven percent increase from last year, respectively.

Despite high gas prices, cars are the most popular method of transportation for planned summer travel, with 74 percent of travelers reporting that they will drive to their destination, followed by air travel and trains...