More Americans plan to travel at least 50 miles to celebrate the upcoming Labor Day weekend.
AAA predicts 34-million Americans will take trips this year. That is an increase of more than four percent over last year and the highest level since 2008.
Labor Day falls on Sept. 2 this year and according to AAA, people have shown a higher inclination to travel when the holiday falls earlier in the month.
AAA also credits the increase in travel to an improving economy, more people willing to spend money and a recovering housing market.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
News Around Town
A new movement focused on giving back to others is taking over the country. It's called #GivingTuesday. It's a campaign that's in its second year.
NewsChannel5 and KinderCare Learning Centers are partnering to help kids who are spending time in the hospital this holiday season.