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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
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Home for the Holidays: Travelers Top 100 Million in Record-Breaking Year

December 24, 2015 12:12 am

For the first time on record, the number of year-end holiday travelers will top 100 million, with nearly one in three expected to travel during the peak period of Wednesday, December 23 to Sunday, January 3, AAA estimates.

“The holidays are a time for joining with friends and family, and the record number of people traveling this holiday should make for a joyous travel season,” says AAA President and CEO Marshall Doney. “Rising incomes and low gas prices are helping to fill stockings, and more people than ever will choose to spend those savings on travel this year.”

How will the masses migrate? Most will make the journey by car, with more than 90 million set to drive to their respective destinations. Just below 6 million travelers will fly, and slightly more than 3 million travelers will use other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses.

The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is expected to fall below $2 by Christmas.

Source: AAA

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6 Tips for a Greener Christmas

December 24, 2015 12:12 am

Friends and family are what make the holiday season great. You can make it even better by reducing waste as often as possible during your celebrations. Reduction and reuse are the most effective ways you can preserve natural resources, protect the environment and save money, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

To green your holidays this year, take a cue from EPA guidelines:

• Bring your own reusable bag when shopping for gifts. Buy items made with minimal packaging and recycled content.

• Wrap gifts in recycled or reused paper. Consider gifts that don’t use much wrapping, such as gift cards or concert tickets.

• Package baked goods in reusable or recyclable containers as gifts.

• Use reusable plates, glasses and silverware at parties. Make sure guests know where your recycling bin is for cans, bottles or other recyclable items they use.

• Share leftover food with family and friends. Donate untouched leftovers to a food bank or homeless shelter.

• After the party, fill the dishwasher completely before running it. You’ll save water and energy by running fewer cycles.


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