Published: Nov 17, 2010 12:37 PM EST
Updated: Nov 17, 2010 9:37 AM EST

   WASHINGTON (AP) - More Americans are expected to head out on the
highway this Thanksgiving.
      AAA president Bob Darbelnet (DAR'-behl-nay) says 42 million will
be traveling to visit family and friends over the holiday. That's
up more than 11 percent from last year. The rebound follows a
two-year slowdown during the recession.
      Darbelnet says 94 percent of holiday travelers will go by car, 4
percent by air and the remaining 2 percent by rail, bus or boat.
      The travel club's outlook indicates people will travel an
average of 800 miles and spend about $500 -- same as last year.