By: Crispin Havener
Millions of Americans are hitting the road today for Thanksgiving.
AAA projects more than 40 million people will drive at least 50 miles this week. That's up about 1% from last year.
AAA says more people are driving this year instead of flying or taking the train, to save money. But drivers we talked to say no matter the traffic, it's all worth it in the end to spend time with family.
"It isn't that we don't see them often," says Daniel Soukup, who was traveling 8 hours to see his family. "But it's still neat that we can spend time with family."
For Chip Parr, he has a special reason to travel. "Grabbing that little granddaughter is going to be a lot of fun," Parr said. "We haven't seen her in 6 months."
Nearly half of everyone traveling for Thanksgiving hit the road Wednesday. Drivers are reminded to take it slow and pack your patience.