It's Labor Day - a day many consider to be the final mark of Summer. In that light, we're taking a look at how folks in the region spent their time this season.
The AAA travel club reports that the number of Americans traveling has been on a slow and steady increase for the last two years. AAA's travel data from July 4 of this year showed a 4.9 percent increase from last year for people trekking more than 50 miles from home to celebrate.
"Americans are still in love with their vacations and they are finding ways to finance those vacations despite the slow-growing economy," said Cynthia Brough, director of public relations for AAA's national office. Brough said that travelers these days are looking for value and economy, however they personally define it.
If you traveled outside your home this summer, we'd love to see the photos and live vicariously through them. Maybe you went to the beach, or the mountains, or our personal fave, a cross-country tour of our finest frozen dessert factories.
No matter where you went, inside or outside your Patch, share your photos here so we can get inspired for next year. Submit your photos and tell us your best stories from Summer 2012!