I was doing some planning this evening for a trip to Alaska this summer. I still have one grandson that is to young to be into cars and girls and thinks camping with gramps is still fun.
I figure the trip will be conservatively 7500 miles. Figuring 18 mpg and $3.75 a gallon for fuel. That is over $1,600.00 just for fuel.
I have always wanted to go to Alaska but like others maybe I will plan a trip closer to home.
A couple of years ago, I found the Alaska prices to be slightly higher than those in the Left Coast of the Lower 48, but not as high as those in EhLand.
Here's an interesting site where you can put in places and get histories and current prices in USA and CA:
Gas Price History
Christi, indeed there is a summer/winter set of gasoline blends that may vary from area to area to compensate for the changes in the ambient temperatures (and pressures and humidities), just as there are different octane numbers for Regular, etc., at higher altitudes. Even diesel fuels have seasonal blends.