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Bad News For Your Fourth of July Weekend: Gasoline Prices Hit Six-Year Holiday High

Expect to pay more at the pump this summer.

Conflicts in Iraq have caused gas to go up substantially.

According to AAA, 41 million people are expected to hit the road during this Fourth of July weekend, and experts say get ready to pay more at the pump.

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Sochi’s 9 Hours Ahead: It’s Already Time to Go Bar-Hopping at the Winter Olympics

By Ryan Howe | BSU at the Games

Traveling to Russia can have its share of ups and downs.

While one gets to experience new culture and surroundings, it also means leaving your favorite bar, club or hangout behind.

Finding one that suits your desires when overseas in places like Russia can be difficult and frustrating.

Luckily, customer reviews and tour guide Pavel Senkiv, who has an affiliation with Sochi Magazine, helped narrow a long list of nightspots in Sochi, Russia, to explore during the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Just make sure to shake off your jet lag quickly, because there's a nine-hour time difference between Sochi and Grand Rapids.

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Grand Rapids Named Lonely Planet’s No. 1 U.S. Travel Destination for 2014

Grand Rapids scored some high marks from Lonely Planet!

The marks were so good that Lonely Planet put Grand Rapids and West Michigan atop its list of "Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2014."

Grand Rapids beat out destinations such as Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas and Lana'i, Hawaii!

Lonely Planet credits Grand Rapids' craft breweries along with the festivals cele

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Memorial Day Weekend Lane And Road Closures In Michigan – 2013

Memorial Day weekend provides a great opportunity to travel and spend some time away from home...but getting there can be a challenge.

Many road constructions projects are opening up lanes or being put on hold this weekend, but not all.

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A Fun Tour Of Michigan In 1949

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring...always a little bit of heaven here in Michigan.

Okay, almost.  110 degrees some days...snow up to here other days, but overall, we are blessed to live a state with so much beauty.

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Truly a trip from Hell!

Here we are in the middle of  Spring Break and I haven't heard any "horror" stories.  That's probably because people haven't returned yet.  But, oh, I can't wait.

Just to fill our yearning for travel tails, I found this one that qualifies as the "trip from hell."

When travel blogger "Adventurous Kate" was asked to review the Perama cruise tour in Indonesia in exchange for a free cruise, we imagine she was a little more than ecstatic. But when she heard a disconcerting thud and felt her boat sinking in the middle of Indonesia's waters mid-sail, that excitement took a major plunge.

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Get Away From It All

Want to get away from it all?

Be warned, when I say all, I mean all.

If people are driving you insane, and you need to get away from pretty much every other human being, and be as alone as possible, there are some tourist traps where you are sure to be left undisturbed.

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Short trip…low cost…much fun!

On the "Andy & Chuck Morning Show" today we had a great visit with Kelly McGrail from the West Michigan Tourist Association:  wmta.org

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Holiday Travel On the Rise

You won’t be the only one taking a trip this holiday season.

AAA announced today that it expects 92.2 million Americans to travel during the Christmas and New Year's holidays. That’s a 3.1 percent increase over the same period last year

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