Maybe it's because gas prices are at the lowest state average since March, or maybe people just need to get away for a few days, whatever the reason, Triple A is predicting that approximately 1.7 million Michigan residents will be traveling 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving. Triple A says that this year's travel numbers for Michigan represent the most travelers in the state since 2007 and a nearly 5 percent increase over the travel numbers from last year.

Triple A says that nationally, approximately 54.3 million people are expected to travel this Thanksgiving and Triple A officials say that auto travel is expected to increase by about five percent. The 2018 Thanksgiving holiday period is defined as Wednesday, November 21st to Sunday, November 25th.

Click here to see this year's Holiday Travel Forecast from Triple A. Buckle up, be patient and please remember to use those turn signals! :)