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Where will you take the kids in 2015? Diagon Alley opens at Universal Orlando Resort One of the most anticipated theme park expansions in recent history, Universal Orlando’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley opened to massive fanfare from wizards and Muggles alike...
Shop and save at your local AAA Delsey Helium Sky Luggage A member favorite, this luggage is durable, lightweight and comes with a 10-year limited warranty. Features a 2-inch expander, four spinner wheels and several zippered compartments to keep you organized. Available in black...
My extended family of 13 went to Universal Orlando Resort last month to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but we found so much more! Our group ranged in age from 6 to 70+, and at Universal we found attractions and rides that we all could enjoy together. The Wizarding World of...
By Cyndy Gruber Well, it’s our last day. Ahhhh…it has been so very wonderful thus far. At Borgo Scopeto Relais we awoke to a view from our window of a breathtaking sunrise above the Chianti hills on a crisp clear morning. We could see Siena in the background. Down a flight of...
By Cathy Buda Yesterday we stopped in Monteriggioni, on the road that took pilgrims to Jerusalem, the Via Francigena. Monteriggioni was a small town of only a few hundred residents. There we did some souvenir shopping. I bought a plate with the famous black rooster of the Chianti...
By Lori Antecki I woke up this morning at the Ville sull Arno, a resort directly on the Arno River in Florence, after an amazing dinner last night consisting of purple potato gnocchi. Who wouldn't want to be me???? The Villa is a short walk along the Arno to the Santa Croce...
By Maureen Capanyola Our overnight in Florence was at the elegant Grand Hotel Villa Medici located in the heart of Florence, an 18th century noble palace featuring a splendid garden with an outdoor swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness club and meeting rooms overlooking the domes of...
By Faye Placito Every time I got off the bus I said “Yikes! This is unbelievable!” Today I woke up early and went into the “family room” of the Villa Il Poggiale where I saw the beautiful view of the Tuscan Hills from the open window and heard the birds singing everywhere…wow...
By Jennine Lombardi Today we embark on a fantastic, gastronomic journey through Tuscany. This journey takes us to some of the more well-known Tuscany towns such as Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca but there are a number of lesser known stops that makes this very exciting. This trip is...
Given the summer we had, you might not even be thinking about fall yet - much less about winter. But now is really the time to start thinking about a winter getaway, and there are a lot of great opportunities close to home. Here are three upcoming AAA group trips to consider: NYC 3-...
“This is Halloween, this is Halloween…” Danny Elfman penned the lyrics, Tim Burton brought them to screen, but Disney Cruise Line gave them new life with their “Halloween on the High Seas” sailings aboard all their ships in September and October. Our recent Halloween cruise on the Disney...
Dreaming of a cruise to the Great Land? Here's a checklist of what not to miss when you go: Denali National Park...
Whether you need an end-of-summer escape or a fall getaway, there are plenty of places to explore in and around New York State. We asked 12 AAA insiders to share their perfect weekend getaway. Get inspired, and start planning your road trip today! 1. Sipping Around Seneca Lake...
If you’ve been anywhere near Canalside in Buffalo recently, you’ve no doubt noticed the vast amount of activity happening along the waterfront. The hustle and bustle is such an enormous change from the way things used to be! One of the things you must try out at Canalside is BFLO...
Without a doubt THE most anticipated theme park addition in the United States in 2014 is Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley attractions.  When the original Wizarding World debuted at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park four years ago, massive crowds...

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