Nearly one million on the road in Georgia this weekend

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According to AAA, they are projecting that 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

This is a 1.5 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year. An average of eight-out-of-10 plan to drive to their destination, an increase from last year. Last year, 31.4 million drove by car; this year, it's reached 31.8 million. That counts for 88 percent of travelers, going by car.

In Florida 1.8 million will be traveling this weekend, with 1.6 million on the road, and over 138,000 on the plane. In Georgia, one million will be traveling with 926,610 on the road, and over 75,000 by plane.

However people in Southwest Georgia seem to prefer BBQ over travel. Albany resident Abraham Papaleo says he's going over a friend's house, who just bought their home, in order to cook up some good food.

Albany State University student Karl Arila said, " I rather avoid the traffic and travel, I'll probably just go fishing. "

Although most travel expenses have increased, if you're traveling by car, AAA reports that most drivers will pay lower gas prices by Memorial Day weekend due to rising supplies with prices slightly less than last year's national Memorial Day average of $3.63 per gallon.