[img_assist|nid=392|title=A Hearty Breakfast|desc=Photo by Roger Kirby|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=57]As the summer travel season gets under way, U.S. gas prices are continuing to rise, averaging around $4 for regular fuel. And in some states, prices are much higher.

To help ease some of the pain at the pump, many bed and breakfasts are participating in a promotion called “Tanks a Lot,” where guests receive cash back, a discount on their bill or a gas card to fill up their tanks.

For a complete list of all B&Bs participating in the promotion, visit
BedandBreakfast.com, and be sure to mention the Tanks A Lot promotion when booking your stay.

and, before you hit the road, be sure to find the lowest gas prices near your home — and at your destination — with websites that tell you where to find the cheapest gas. Visit GasBuddy.com and enter your zip code to find the best deals at the pump.

AAA offers a site -- fuelcostcalculator.com -- that estimates your gas
expenditure. Select your starting point, destination city and vehicle make,
model, and year, and find out how much you'll have to shell out for fuel.