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We all know that I like to travel, and do so often. But do you know I hate to fly? It’s true. I’m afraid of flying. My husband calls me a paradox, because I love the things I hate, LOL. (Love travel, hate planes!) But really, I hate everything about flying. Taking off your shoes, 300 personal and bag checks, no liquids allowed, dragging all your junk into the bathroom stall with you, paying to check even one bag (no matter how long you are gone for), the crazy costs of flying, etc. The whole experience can go fly a kite.

I’d much rather drive if at all possible. Sometimes (as in this latest trip) I am outvoted- but what can one do, right? Cest la vie. If we had driven, we would have had to leave a day earlier, but it would have saved us about $1,000 dollars. Which I can think of good uses for :) Plus I would not have had to leave so much stuff at home! LOL.

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Here are some stats provided to me by Shell to share with you.

According to the Shell Mechanics Survey*, the four best tactics to prepare your vehicle for the
upcoming holiday travel season are:
o Inspect tires for air pressure, tread depth, rotation, etc.
o Check all fluid levels
o Fill up with a high quality fuel
o Check / change engine oil and oil filters

*The Shell Mechanics Survey was a 7-minute online survey conducted by StrategyOne. The
survey was fielded from March 30 – April 2, 2012 and sampled 450 automotive mechanics
across the United States. The margin of error is +/- 4.62% at 95% confidence.

Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines contain 20% more active cleaning agents than before, helping
protect engine’s intake valves and fuel injectors from performance-robbing gunk. No other
gasoline protects better!

Many may be surprised to learn that driving can often be more economical, fun and flexible than
flying. According to a May 2012 Car Care Council analysis, a family of four travelling 1,000 miles
round trip could save $1,000 by driving instead of flying
o The average cost for a family of four to drive 1,000 mile round trip is $350
o The average cost for a family of four to fly 1,000 mile round trip is $1,441

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Comments

  1. That would be a box of See’s chocolate.

  2. Gas is so expensive these days so anything that gets better mileage is welcome.

  3. San Diego.

  4. I want to go to Orlando Fl.

  5. rich morris says:

    I want to go to Alaska

  6. Catherine - Our Village is a Little Different says:

    I’d love to go visit my brother’s new home in GA.
    Thanks for the chance, and Merry Christmas, Sam.

  7. I want to go to San Fransisco. Thanks!

  8. Morro Bay, California

  9. Teressa Morris says:

    I would love to go to Reno.

  10. Santa Monica, CA.

  11. Debra Pauley says:

    i want to go to beckley west virginia to see my grandma.

  12. kelly nicholson says:

    Where do you want to go?

    OUT OF TOWN..FAR AWAY

  13. I want to go to Sea Grove, FL!

  14. I’d like to go to Nashville :-)

  15. I would like to go to Colonial Williamsburg .

  16. stephanie rowe says:

    to the indoor water park in clinton!

  17. Sara Grivas says:

    Grand Canyon

  18. rebecca shockley says:

    I want to go to the MN Zoo

  19. Ann williams says:

    Somewhere warmer! Maybe TN!

  20. I don’t like to travel, but just getting to work and back would be nice!

  21. Mary Happymommy says:

    I’d like to go to Charleston, SC.

  22. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I’d like to visit Tennessee again! :)

  23. We have been wanting to visit family in Fayetteville, NC

  24. Jill A. Collins says:

    I want to go back home to see family in Pennsylvania.

  25. i wanna go to the beach

  26. Jennifer Marie says:

    I want to go an indoor water park with my kids.

  27. amy pugmire says:

    we want to go to disneyland!

  28. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    NYC!

  29. I want to go to Dollywood, TN.

  30. Devona Fryer says:

    Destin Florida

  31. Jennifer Rote says:

    I want to go to Clearwater Beach.

  32. stacy norris says:

    I would love to go to Montana!

  33. to the beach

  34. Elizabeth Turner says:

    The Midwest, to visit family!!! Haven’t seen them in too long :(

    elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

  35. susan hartman says:

    I want to go to New Orleans

  36. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to go to Orlando Fl.

  37. Somewhere warm like Arizona

  38. I would go to Las Vegas

  39. I would love to go to Oregon.

  40. Nataly Carbonell says:

    I want to go to Pigeon Forge Tennessee

  41. Orlando Fl.

  42. I want to go to Biloxi

    ronaleeduncan{at}aol{dot}com

  43. We just want to go into Chicago for a girls trip before my mom gets any older. She will be 81 this winter.

  44. I am planning a vacation with my sister to drive along the East Coast. This card would be a great help!

  45. For hubby’s work driving.

  46. Sonya Morris says:

    To the mountains for a quick get away!

  47. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Chicago!

  48. Would love to go to New Orleans

  49. I’d love to go to Savannah, GA!

  50. Tabathia B says:

    Washington, DC or Maryland

  51. Michelle C says:

    To the Outer Banks. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  52. always wanted to visit San Francisco
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  53. Orlando Fl.

  54. I want to go to Key West, FL.

  55. April Brenay says:

    i would love to take a trip to Leavensworth WA

  56. Ann Fantom says:

    We want to go to Myrtle Beach, SC for vacation

  57. Deci MacKinnon says:

    Arizona

  58. I’d love to go to NYC.

  59. I want to go to Florida.

  60. Jason Crooks says:

    I want to go anywhere where it is warm and there is a beach

  61. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to go visit my Dad in So. Carolina.
    Thanks so much :)

  62. I’d go to the Wisconsin Dells for a waterpark weekend

  63. EMMA L HORTON says:

    TO AZ

  64. I want to go to San Francisco

  65. take my grandkids to Disney Calif.

  66. we drive about 200 miles a week to getm y son to school so i’d need it for that!

  67. Jennifer Thompson says:

    I would love to go visit my family back home.

  68. Sarah Hirsch says:

    there are so many places I want to go! One is Machu Picchu

  69. Washington DC

  70. To a beach

  71. Williamsburg VA

  72. tracy davis says:

    to the grand canyon

  73. Mary Casper says:

    on vacation

  74. I want to drive down Highway 1 of the California coastline. I’d like to go all the way down to San Diego.

  75. I want to go to Savannah, Georgia.

  76. Monique Rizzo says:

    Disneyland.
    Thanks for the chance.

  77. Stephanie Vollowitz says:

    San Francisco

  78. Rebecca Graham says:

    I want to go to Tunica MS.

  79. Carrie Phelps says:

    I want to go to Vermont to visit my son & his fiance.

  80. Chicago

  81. Scott Martin says:

    I want to go to Las Vegas

  82. I would like to travel through the snowy Cascade mountains in the Pacific Northwest.

  83. I’d go to Toronto to visit friends who have moved up there!

  84. I would love to visit NY during Christmas to see all of the Christmas displays. thank you!

  85. I want to go to Mount Rushmore

  86. I’m planning on going to Long Island this summer.

  87. Washington DC

  88. I want to take a road trip to GA, SC, NC and VA.

  89. I’d like to go to yosemite

  90. Florida

  91. to my sons

  92. Kristy Thiel says:

    I’d love to go to San Diego!

  93. Domenic Paolo says:

    I really want to go to Potsdam, New York :)

  94. Adrienne gordon says:

    St Petersburg, FL

  95. Janna Johnson says:

    utah
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson Janna@feedyourpig on gfc

  96. San Francisco!

  97. I’ve dreamed of visiting the Creationist Museum in big bone lick, KY

    ky2here at msn dot com

  98. I want to go to San Diego, but I will probably need a LOT more gas cards to get there :)

  99. Selene M. says:

    New England in the fall.

  100. Justin Comeau says:

    I want to visit Seattle

  101. Christine says:

    want to go to San Fransisco

  102. Lisa McGrattan says:

    I would go visit my parents out of state.

  103. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I want to take the family to Orlando, and see Disney!

  104. Heather S says:

    orlando fl to disney

  105. California

  106. To the smokies.

  107. I’d love to go to Chicago.

  108. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I would go drive to new york city to visit some friends.

  109. I would love to drive to Louisiana.

  110. Hollie Jahnke says:

    To Wisconsin to visit my in-laws.

  111. Shelley P says:

    I’d love to drive down to S. California.

  112. I want to go to Pennsylvania.

  113. I want to visit my mom and dad in Colorado.

  114. florida nice beaches and disney

  115. florida beaches.

  116. Key West, FL

  117. I want to visit family.

  118. Ellen Casper says:

    Annapolis, MD

  119. Kasandria Reasoner says:

    Tunica! I’m ready to gamble!
    Kas

  120. I want to visit some friends.

  121. Rachel kane says:

    I want to take a roadtrip to the beach!

  122. Home (from work)

  123. Orlando Fl.

  124. California

  125. ANGEL JACKLYN says:

    I’D LIKE TO TAKE A ROAD TRIP TO CEDAR POINT AMUSEMENT PARK THIS SUMMER!

  126. North Carolina.

  127. Yellowstone.

  128. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Orlando!

  129. florida

  130. Jannie Bryant says:

    I want to go to the beach!

  131. Robyn Galloway says:

    To texas to visit family!

  132. kim burnett says:

    I’d like to visit Tennessee

  133. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    visit my mom in Alabama
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  134. Wisconsin – my friends keep telling me how great Door county is.

  135. to California!

  136. miami:)

  137. Cleveland

  138. Charleston Sc

  139. Kathy Murphy says:

    Washington State – I have never been there.

  140. Michelle P says:

    I would drive to the outer banks, NC. I’d fly to Rome. Now I want to travel!

  141. The Black Hills in South Dakota

  142. katie klein says:

    To a nice warm beach far far away!

  143. Karen Gonyea says:

    Orlando, Florida :)

  144. Orlando Fl

  145. San Diego

  146. Arizona to visit my friend.

  147. Folly Beach, SC

  148. penelope merriweather says:

    I want to go to Houston, Texas..!! Thanks for this giveaway!!

  149. Lindsey Pegram says:

    I would love to go to Florida.

  150. Cicely Lundberg says:

    Disneyland!

  151. I would love to go somewhere warm…maybe Florida?

  152. I’d love to drive to Canada!

  153. nichol tone says:

    Saugerties, NY

  154. We are looking forward to a cross country road trip from NJ

  155. I would go to Las Vegas

  156. John Hutchens says:

    homer alaska

  157. I would love to take my family on a road trip to California!
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  158. I want to go to Nashville

  159. christine jessamine says:

    i would love to go to colorado to see my family!

  160. Raleigh, to visit family and friends!

  161. I’d like to go back to visit my friends on Maui. (gotta take a plane for that one!)

  162. RC Morrison says:

    to NY

  163. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    snowshoeing in Glacier Park

  164. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    Actually, we want to take a trip to / through Wisconsin making the following stops each for a couple of days:
    1. Milwaukee: visit Art Museum, Zoo, a couple of restaurants and other sights.

    2. Door County – mini-2nd-Honeymoon where we got married – much to do and see.

    3. Drive back down through Madison and visit with (my)In-Laws
    and
    4. Finally stop in Lake Geneva where we’ve vacationed since we were little kids ourselves!

    Thanks!

  165. Las Vegas

  166. Eileen Burke says:

    Disney World!

  167. I want to go to Antarctica

  168. Ashley Hatten says:

    Orlando, FL!

  169. Jessica Eaton Ledford says:

    Disney World!!! :)

  170. Miz Vickik says:

    I’d like to go out to the US Southwest! =)

  171. I want to go to a huge arts and craft fair in the mountains.

  172. dani marie says:

    i want to go to canada.

  173. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    I want to drive from FL to NJ.My husband’s grandpa is not doing well as he has never met 2 of our 4 kids.

  174. Paula Tavernie says:

    Mobil,AL!!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  175. Theresa D says:

    Newport, RI

  176. atlantic city!

  177. I want to go to Florida, I love it there

  178. Tracy Allen says:

    I want to go to Key West

  179. I want to go to Pismo Beach.

  180. Pauline M says:

    Vegas Baby!!

  181. Judy Estrin says:

    Laughlin, Nevada to hear the winning sounds of the slot machines.

  182. I want to go to Colorado Skiing :)

  183. William Matthews says:

    After filling up this morning with a cost of $120, I would be using this for gas!

  184. William Matthews says:

    After filling up this morning with a cost of $120, I would be using this for gas to go home to Florida!

  185. Michelle W says:

    I want to go to California

  186. Susan Parks says:

    need the gas to take my son to school!

  187. We want to go to Gulf Shores Alabama.

  188. Amber Warfield says:

    Gatlinburg, TN is where I would love to go. Haven’t been there in years.

  189. I want to go to california

  190. Carol Mclemore says:

    Orlando FL

  191. I’d love to go to Key West Florida.

  192. I want to go to California so I can go celebrity searching. ;)

  193. I would like to go down to LA to visit my extended family.

  194. Shirley Hicks says:

    Sanibel island,fl

  195. Candice Hull says:

    I want to go visit friends in Arkansas
    thank you

  196. Ottertail

  197. melissa Resnick says:

    Orlando Fl. to disney!!

  198. susan smoaks says:

    i want to take hubby on a road trip to atlanta, ga

  199. Somewhere warm!!

  200. I want to go to Oregon. :-) Thank you.

  201. Key West

  202. sheryl cullum says:

    Would love to go to Florida to walk on the beach

  203. Jennifer M says:

    I’d like to go to Dallas.

  204. Samii Meyer says:

    I want to take a trip up north to visit my mom.

  205. I’d like to go to Seattle

  206. Jen-Eighty MPH Mom says:

    I would go to Monterey, CA!

  207. Danielle Wood says:

    I want to go to south beach

  208. id like to go to the beach

  209. disneyworld

  210. I want to go to Chicago to see a Cubs game.

  211. To California

  212. I want to go home to NYC.
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  213. We would love to take our boys to amusement park and fun museum up in Pennsylvania.

  214. Evelyn Goettner says:

    Disney World!

  215. I want to go to Disney World.

  216. Melissa P. says:

    I want to go to Mississippi when my grandson is born.

  217. Susan Smith says:

    To Omaha to visit my Mom

  218. Michelle Tucker says:

    I want to go up into the mountains, to show my husband that there really is snow in CO ;)

  219. To the east coast of Florida to visit my aunt

  220. To Michigan to check out apartments for our move there in a few months.

  221. Shari Klyn says:

    I want to go to Chicago.

  222. Long Beach, CA

  223. amy delong says:

    Disney
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  224. shopping out of town

  225. I’d like to go to Hershey Park in PA

  226. California.

  227. Michelle H. says:

    I want to go to Yosemite.

  228. I want to take a trip to New Orleans.

  229. Beverly M says:

    I would like to visit my daughter and her family in South Carolina. Thanks for this contest.

  230. i would like to go to the smokey mts

  231. Laura Unger says:

    I want to go to Philadelphia, PA.

  232. I’d love to go to Dallas.

  233. Trisha McKee says:

    I would love to go to Chippewa Lake, Ohio to visit the abandoned amusement park (abandoned since 1979).

  234. I’d love to take a road trip to Philly!

  235. Melanie Johnson says:

    My daughter wants me to take her to the statue of “livery”.

  236. We would go to Tampa.

  237. I want to go to New York City!

  238. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I really want to go back to New Mexico!

  239. I would drive my kids to see my new niece that was just born!

  240. Mendy Dinsmore says:

    I want to go on a road trip through the Ozarks.

  241. Florida!

  242. Thanks for the giveaway…Santa Barbara !

  243. Barbara Long says:

    I want to go to Phoenix, AZ.

  244. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I want to go on vacation to Washington DC and do the tourist thing.

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