It’s time to start brainstorming 4th of July activities. Holiday weekends are a great chance to get out of town and escape the chaos of everyday life. Unfortunately, you’re not the only one with the idea to take a mini-vacation during a long weekend. The more people travel, the more expensive your ideal travel destinations become—damn you supply and demand. And last year July 4th was a big weekend for vacation plans across the country. According to Marshall Doney, AAA‘s chief operating officer, “with school out for summer, the Fourth of July holiday is typically the busiest summer travel holiday, with 5 million more Americans traveling compared to Memorial Day (2014) weekend.” Last year 41 million people embarked on a 4th of July adventure, and we don’t expect 4th of July activities this year to be any different.