Friday, May 23, 2014

Road Trip Season Kicks Off With Record High Gas Prices

The countdown is on! We're officially leaving on our cross-country road trip in 3 weeks! How exciting. As we prep and plan the final details of our trip, I'm saddened to have stumbled across an article from the Huffington Post Canada talking about the rising gas prices this summer.

Although gas prices in Canada have been on the rise for the past 4 years in a row, this year they're expected to rise even higher.

While we're experiencing high gas prices in Canada, our friends across the border have seen gas prices decline the past 4 years, and don't expect the price to rise this summer.

What does this mean for us road trippers this summer?

Well this essentially means we'll be planning more cross border road trips over the summer months. We're lucky enough to live in a border town, and crossing the line for a mere tank of gas can result in a savings of $10-15/tank depending on the exchange rate.  To put that into perspective, when we're travelling 15,000-20,000 kms (9,320-12,427 miles) across the country and back on a road trip, that $10-15 savings per tank really adds up.

Let’s hear from you. Have the rising gas prices had an impact on your summer road trip plans?

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