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Summer vacation prices are driven higher by surging demand
Summer vacation prices are driven higher by surging demand

Angelica Lopez went to great lengths to save a few bucks on a planned seven-day cruise to the Virgin Islands this month. The West Covina resident joined with 32 other people to get a group discount on the cruise. She then booked a cheap flight to the cruise port in Fort Lauderdale four months in advance. In all, she figures she saved about $1,500. "I think the average person always has to watch their pennies, but I don't think that should stop you from enjoying life," said Lopez, an escrow account executive who is still bouncing back from the financial blow of a divorce in the middle of the Great Recession. With the economy rebounding, Americans are taking vacations in...

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