Tricks to find the best way to travel this summer

summer travel tips
summer travel tips

With airline and gas costs rising, figuring out how to get to where you want to go this summer is no vacation.

There are a variety of tools available online that make it easier to calculate how much you would save by choosing one mode of transportation over another. And doing your homework now will pay off when the temperature starts to rise.

"Whether a family flies or drives depends on the cost of the trip and the size of the family," said Jenn Gaines, a contributing editor at Travelocity. "We suggest doing the math."