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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus I would not have had to leave so much stuff at home! LOL.


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 โ€“ 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 engineโ€™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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  1. Aaron Bretveld says:

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

  2. Barbara Long says:
  3. Thanks for the giveaway…Santa Barbara !

  4. Florida!

  5. Mendy Dinsmore says:

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

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

  7. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I really want to go back to New Mexico!

  8. I want to go to New York City!

  9. We would go to Tampa.

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

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

  12. Trisha McKee says:

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

  13. I’d love to go to Dallas.

  14. Laura Unger says:

    I want to go to Philadelphia, PA.

  15. i would like to go to the smokey mts

  16. Beverly M says:

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

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

  18. Michelle H. says:

    I want to go to Yosemite.

  19. California.

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

  21. shopping out of town

  22. amy delong says:


  23. Long Beach, CA

  24. Shari Klyn says:

    I want to go to Chicago.

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

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

  27. Michelle Tucker says:

    I want to go up into the mountains, to show my husband that there really is snow in CO ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. Susan Smith says:

    To Omaha to visit my Mom

  29. Melissa P. says:

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

  30. I want to go to Disney World.

  31. Evelyn Goettner says:

    Disney World!

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

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

  34. To California

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

  36. disneyworld

  37. id like to go to the beach

  38. Danielle Wood says:

    I want to go to south beach

  39. I would go to Monterey, CA!

  40. I’d like to go to Seattle

  41. Samii Meyer says:

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

  42. Jennifer M says:

    I’d like to go to Dallas.

  43. sheryl cullum says:

    Would love to go to Florida to walk on the beach

  44. Key West

  45. I want to go to Oregon. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you.

  46. Somewhere warm!!

  47. susan smoaks says:

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

  48. melissa Resnick says:

    Orlando Fl. to disney!!

  49. Ottertail

  50. Candice Hull says:

    I want to go visit friends in Arkansas
    thank you

  51. Shirley Hicks says:

    Sanibel island,fl

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

  53. I want to go to California so I can go celebrity searching. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

  55. Carol Mclemore says:

    Orlando FL

  56. I want to go to california

  57. Amber Warfield says:

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

  58. We want to go to Gulf Shores Alabama.

  59. Susan Parks says:

    need the gas to take my son to school!

  60. Michelle W says:

    I want to go to California

  61. 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!

  62. William Matthews says:

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

  63. I want to go to Colorado Skiing ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Judy Estrin says:

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

  65. Pauline M says:

    Vegas Baby!!

  66. I want to go to Pismo Beach.

  67. Tracy Allen says:

    I want to go to Key West

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

  69. atlantic city!

  70. Theresa D says:

    Newport, RI

  71. Paula Tavernie says:

    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  72. 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.

  73. dani marie says:

    i want to go to canada.

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

  75. Miz Vickik says:

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

  76. Jessica Eaton Ledford says:

    Disney World!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  77. Ashley Hatten says:

    Orlando, FL!

  78. I want to go to Antarctica

  79. Eileen Burke says:

    Disney World!

  80. Las Vegas

  81. 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
    4. Finally stop in Lake Geneva where we’ve vacationed since we were little kids ourselves!


  82. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    snowshoeing in Glacier Park

  83. RC Morrison says:

    to NY

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

  85. Raleigh, to visit family and friends!

  86. christine jessamine says:

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

  87. I want to go to Nashville

  88. I would love to take my family on a road trip to California!
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  89. John Hutchens says:

    homer alaska

  90. I would go to Las Vegas

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

  92. nichol tone says:

    Saugerties, NY

  93. I’d love to drive to Canada!

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

  95. Cicely Lundberg says:


  96. Lindsey Pegram says:

    I would love to go to Florida.

  97. penelope merriweather says:

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

  98. Folly Beach, SC

  99. Arizona to visit my friend.

  100. San Diego

  101. Orlando Fl

  102. Karen Gonyea says:

    Orlando, Florida ๐Ÿ™‚

  103. katie klein says:

    To a nice warm beach far far away!

  104. The Black Hills in South Dakota

  105. Michelle P says:

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

  106. Kathy Murphy says:

    Washington State – I have never been there.

  107. Charleston Sc

  108. Cleveland

  109. miami:)

  110. to California!

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

  112. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    visit my mom in Alabama
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  113. kim burnett says:

    Iโ€™d like to visit Tennessee

  114. Robyn Galloway says:

    To texas to visit family!

  115. Jannie Bryant says:

    I want to go to the beach!

  116. florida

  117. Jaclyn Reynolds says:


  118. Yellowstone.

  119. North Carolina.

  120. ANGEL JACKLYN says:


  121. California

  122. Orlando Fl.

  123. Home (from work)

  124. Rachel kane says:

    I want to take a roadtrip to the beach!

  125. I want to visit some friends.

  126. Tunica! I’m ready to gamble!

  127. Ellen Casper says:

    Annapolis, MD

  128. I want to visit family.

  129. Key West, FL

  130. florida beaches.

  131. florida nice beaches and disney

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

  133. I want to go to Pennsylvania.

  134. Shelley P says:

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

  135. Hollie Jahnke says:

    To Wisconsin to visit my in-laws.

  136. I would love to drive to Louisiana.

  137. Desiree Dunbar says:

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

  138. I’d love to go to Chicago.

  139. To the smokies.

  140. California

  141. Heather S says:

    orlando fl to disney

  142. Cassandra Eastman says:

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

  143. Lisa McGrattan says:

    I would go visit my parents out of state.

  144. Christine says:

    want to go to San Fransisco

  145. Justin Comeau says:

    I want to visit Seattle

  146. Selene M. says:

    New England in the fall.

  147. I want to go to San Diego, but I will probably need a LOT more gas cards to get there ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    ky2here at msn dot com

  149. San Francisco!

  150. utah
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson [email protected] [email protected] on gfc

  151. Adrienne gordon says:

    St Petersburg, FL

  152. Domenic Paolo says:

    I really want to go to Potsdam, New York ๐Ÿ™‚

  153. Kristy Thiel says:

    I’d love to go to San Diego!

  154. to my sons

  155. Florida

  156. I’d like to go to yosemite

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

  158. Washington DC

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

  160. I want to go to Mount Rushmore

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

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

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

  164. Scott Martin says:

    I want to go to Las Vegas

  165. Chicago

  166. Carrie Phelps says:

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

  167. Rebecca Graham says:

    I want to go to Tunica MS.

  168. Stephanie Vollowitz says:

    San Francisco

  169. Monique Rizzo says:
  170. I want to go to Savannah, Georgia.

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

  172. Mary Casper says:

    on vacation

  173. tracy davis says:

    to the grand canyon

  174. Williamsburg VA

  175. To a beach

  176. Washington DC

  177. Sarah Hirsch says:

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

  178. Jennifer Thompson says:

    I would love to go visit my family back home.

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

  180. take my grandkids to Disney Calif.

  181. I want to go to San Francisco

  182. EMMA L HORTON says:

    TO AZ

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

  184. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to go visit my Dad in So. Carolina.
    Thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  185. Jason Crooks says:

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

  186. I want to go to Florida.

  187. I’d love to go to NYC.

  188. Arizona

  189. Ann Fantom says:

    We want to go to Myrtle Beach, SC for vacation

  190. April Brenay says:

    i would love to take a trip to Leavensworth WA

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

  192. Orlando Fl.

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

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  194. Michelle C says:

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

  195. Tabathia B says:

    Washington, DC or Maryland

  196. I’d love to go to Savannah, GA!

  197. Would love to go to New Orleans

  198. Seyma Shabbir says:


  199. Sonya Morris says:

    To the mountains for a quick get away!

  200. For hubby’s work driving.

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

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

  203. I want to go to Biloxi


  204. Orlando Fl.

  205. Nataly Carbonell says:

    I want to go to Pigeon Forge Tennessee

  206. I would love to go to Oregon.

  207. I would go to Las Vegas

  208. Somewhere warm like Arizona

  209. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to go to Orlando Fl.

  210. susan hartman says:

    I want to go to New Orleans

  211. The Midwest, to visit family!!! Haven’t seen them in too long ๐Ÿ™

    elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

  212. to the beach

  213. stacy norris says:

    I would love to go to Montana!

  214. Jennifer Rote says:

    I want to go to Clearwater Beach.

  215. Devona Fryer says:

    Destin Florida

  216. I want to go to Dollywood, TN.

  217. Amanda Sakovitz says:


  218. amy pugmire says:

    we want to go to disneyland!

  219. Jennifer Marie says:

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

  220. i wanna go to the beach

  221. Jill A. Collins says:

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

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

  223. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I’d like to visit Tennessee again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  224. Mary Happymommy says:

    I’d like to go to Charleston, SC.

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

  226. Ann williams says:

    Somewhere warmer! Maybe TN!

  227. rebecca shockley says:

    I want to go to the MN Zoo

  228. Sara Grivas says:

    Grand Canyon

  229. stephanie rowe says:

    to the indoor water park in clinton!

  230. I would like to go to Colonial Williamsburg .

  231. I’d like to go to Nashville ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  233. kelly nicholson says:

    Where do you want to go?


  234. Debra Pauley says:

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

  235. Santa Monica, CA.

  236. I would love to go to Reno.

  237. Morro Bay, California

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

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

  240. rich morris says:

    I want to go to Alaska

  241. I want to go to Orlando Fl.

  242. San Diego.

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

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

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