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Holiday Travel Up in 2014

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CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Friday, she was waiting tables at Doc's Downtown Grille in Easton, but in just a few days, Caroline Ruvo will be on her way to New York state to visit her family.

"My father and my two brothers live in New York," she said. "My father and my youngest brother live upstate New York and my grandparents live on Long Island. So I go upstate for Christmas Eve and Long Island for Christmas Day," said Ruvo.

That is a good amount of driving for her in just a few days, but she's not alone.

According to AAA, 98.6 million people will be traveling over 50 miles during this holiday season. That's four million more than last year. To really put that number into perspective, that is more than one third the population of the entire country taking to the skies or to the highways. 

Virginia Richardson of Denton will be here on Delmarva for Christmas, but is visiting friends this weekend where she grew up in northern Virginia.

"We have annual parties that we go to, so we're not too far away that we can't go back and hook up with grade school friends and high school friends," said Richardson.

Sue Wyatt was working Friday at Powell Realtors in Cambridge, but was thinking more and more about her plans with each passing day.

"I will be going up to Bel Air to visit my daughter and the whole family will be there," she told WBOC. "We do nothing but celebrate, eat, drink, play with the kids, and open the presents for two days."

It is that time with family and friends that has many not so worried about traffic -- Just excited to be home, where the heart is. 

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