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Does 'optimism' have you ready for vacation this year?

GasBuddy Blog -- When it comes to taking a vacation, Americans may be feeling better about it than we did a year ago...

Eight-five percent of Americans taking vacations this summer will be traveling by car — and more than four in five (82 percent) will be stopping at convenience stores along the way, according to consumer responses captured in the May 2013 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Consumer Fuels Survey.

According to NACS, vacationers plan to spend a fair amount of time on the road this summer. Nearly half (45 percent) of all consumers say that they plan to take trips outside of their state, and 63 percent will take at least 6 days of vacation this summer — including 10 percent who plan to travel at least 21 days...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 5:37:46 AM

Mush: greed creeps up in all forms of societies. Sooner in some, later in others...
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jowa
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 5:08:49 AM

the people in washington keep saying the recession is over and the economy is getting better. sure do wish they would tell us where so i could move there.
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MushBeeguy
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 1:07:46 AM

Hey John, stop surrounding yourself with 'yes men' because you are being lied to.
Out here in the real world prices are up. I parked my motorhome for the year because I just can't afford to fund some speculator's next home.
Pull your heads out and stop denying inflation and the job market is partially YOUR fault. Greed in capitalism is fine. except when it is funded by the people as a government.
Stop stealing from us.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 12:38:58 AM

Mopar: I hear ya about avoiding extra care costs.
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Moparmizer
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2013 9:49:17 PM

No Vacations, just stay-cations or days off to avoid daycare
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renegaudet
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Message Posted: May 31, 2013 1:50:41 PM

i'm on my way!
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CYBERCAT11
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Message Posted: May 31, 2013 9:18:22 AM

Ready!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 30, 2013 5:48:39 AM

for many, it sure has, gknee.
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gknee09
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Message Posted: May 29, 2013 1:16:24 PM

a vacation has become a luxury . .
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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 29, 2013 5:46:01 AM

not very optimistic, no matter how I slice and dice it.
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FogCitySpotter
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 9:59:02 PM

Yes
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tutaw
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 5:00:22 PM

repeat of repeat of repeat
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30mpg80
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 3:00:22 PM

Again, my same comment as the last few days!
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 2:06:35 PM

Day 4 for this blog post.

There can never be optimism with Obama responsible for this lousy economy.
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Neely8
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 2:06:35 PM

Seeing gas prices continue to increase on a daily basis in recent weeks doesn't make me optimistic.
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divebomber
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 2:02:28 PM

OLD NEWS!
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LuckyD43
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:59:27 PM

THIS AGAIN????? Enough already!!
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:56:28 PM

Yes! I'm ready!
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oldiesman
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:54:46 PM

No!
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toxigas
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:53:54 PM

I could use a good vacation. Not happening, though!
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Edtx2009
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:53:00 PM

Sorry, I am too busy laughing to answer this one.

To those who said this question has been up for 5 days.

So what you get points each time you answer it.
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flatrock14
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:52:35 PM

I rather go by plane
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Langley94
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:46:50 PM

I know I could use a vacation =:)
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:40:46 PM

Old news, but I do need a vacation.
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bigmace111
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:40:21 PM

What's this, like the 5th day?
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:40:14 PM

Come on move onto to something else.
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Paul1955
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:36:30 PM

Very old news
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hank1326
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:36:26 PM

Only because the airfares are more outrageous.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:35:43 PM

Not again!
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Isea11
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:35:37 PM

I've lost count but I believe this article has appeared for the previous three days.
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ChuckGVT
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:33:33 PM

So old it is starting to stink.
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tarheelcoastie
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:32:09 PM

Not even close to thinking about vacation or even relaxing!
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DutchTreatMI
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:30:03 PM

Come on people this article is on it's 4th day.
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billwho
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:26:07 PM

I still read it, even if it is four days old.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:24:03 PM

No, work has me ready for a vacation.
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snappytom2
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:22:34 PM

No, again.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:20:23 PM

OK.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:18:31 PM

ok.........
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Sego
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:13:51 PM

Will be taking a road trip this summer from Florida to Pa to Vermont,NY,NJ and then Back to Fla. Hope gas prices and supplies cooperate!
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CAD69
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:11:30 PM

really old article
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goalie1950
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:10:17 PM

Gas prices at $3.50 to $4 bucks a gallon is not what you call optimism.
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Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:09:49 PM

Always.
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TAT36
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:08:04 PM

Not optimism, still waiting for the hope and "change" which is about all I have in my pocket these days.
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Rich_pa
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:06:23 PM

Not with these pump prices.
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TAT36
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:06:07 PM

Not optimism but I am still waiting for the hope and change, which seems to be what I mostly have in my pockets these days..
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veemotors
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:04:35 PM

im now camping 8 miles from home.
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DRJ
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:02:01 PM

No. I'm still hoping for change.
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vrossi46
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 1:01:12 PM

optimism? definitely not
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JaegerWMeister
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 12:59:47 PM

Old news
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 12:58:00 PM

What?
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