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More plan out of town trips for Labor Day Weekend

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According to travel experts from the travel giant Priceline.com, staycations are becoming less and less appealing to Americans.

The website's latest survey shows that nearly 83 percent of Americans will vacation away from the nest this year. Much of that could roll over into the Labor Day Weekend.

The holiday weekend is expected to draw about 34 million travelers to the roads and skies. AAA is crediting the improving economy and increased consumer confidence. Another factor that could very likely contribute to the growing numbers is the fact that the 2013 Labor Day falls on Sept. 2. Studies show that many people are more inclined to take trips at the beginning of the month.

The gangbuster numbers would also be a post-recession high. Since 2008 that U.S. has yet to record this many people on the move.

Those who live in South Carolina will not only be looking to get a nice getaway but will also save at the pump. Folks in the Lowcountry will benefit from some of the cheapest gas in the country.

Since the end of summer the state has seen an 8 percent drop in gas prices. The average gallon will cost consumers about $3.24.

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