Thanks to "great" gas prices, this is going to be the summer of the road trip, GasBuddy.com senior consumer analyst Vera Gibbons said Friday.
Prices at the pump are about 40 cents lower than this time last year, and are well below the 10-year average of $3.15, she told CNBC's "Closing Bell."
Even with the recent rise in gasoline prices, "we are headed for lowest summer prices since 2005. So this has a lot of people saying 'let's hit the road,'" said Gibbons.
According to GasBuddy's recent travel survey, more than 75 percent of people say they'll be travelling this summer, with an overwhelming majority — 79 percent — opting to hop in the car.
More than half said they will travel at least 400 miles round trip.