More weighing whether to travel based on price of gasoline

More weighing whether to travel based on price of gasoline

October 2, 2005 | DONNA BALANCIA |

Harry Washburn won’t be seeing the leaves turn color this fall in the Adirondacks. He said he couldn’t afford his annual car trip due to the high price of gas.

“I usually travel in September to see the colors of the leaves around Saranac Lake in New York, but the price of gas has affected me too greatly,” said Washburn of Palm Bay, Fla. “I thought I’d be able to travel more after I retired. But with my pension, it doesn’t stretch very far.”

There are many people like Washburn who say rising gas prices could affect their vacation plans. About 53 percent of adult active leisure travelers surveyed say their travel plans would change if the price of gasoline reaches $3.50 a …

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