By HDN Editorial Board
It looks as though gasoline prices will not be plummeting any time in the near future, and that is bad news for many summer travelers out there.
So many of us look forward to the warm weather and sunny days of summer, when we load up our RVs or campers and head to a far-off destination. Unfortunately, ever-increasing gas prices may put a halt to many people's vacation plans this summer, or at least hamper the vacation budget.
We at the Havre Daily News would like to encourage every summer traveler to take this opportunity to explore destinations close to home this year. Because through-the-roof gas prices could prevent many of us from being able to afford an out-of-state vacation, we encourage everyone to enjoy those attractions that are close to home.
From floating the mighty Missouri to hiking in the Sweet Grass Hills and Little Rockies, there are a lot of local attractions that make perfectly good "vacation spots." If rural Montana were such a boring place, we wouldn't see so many out-of-state motor homes and camp trailers traveling up and down U.S. Highway 2 every summer.
And just because gas prices may not have hit the roof locally, that doesn't keep your travel destination from having outrageous prices awaiting your arrival. If you plan to travel this summer, please keep in mind that gasoline prices vary state by state and in most cases are continually increasing.
There are plenty of points of interest right in your backyard that won't bust your travel budget. We encourage you to check them out.