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I’ve been to Niagara Falls more times than I can remember. Somewhere around 50? Maybe even closer to 100? Being able to stare at such an incredible natural wonder so often is definitely an ignored benefit of growing up in Buffalo, at least for me. On my last visit to Niagara Falls, I...
Looking for a fast getaway that’s a little different? Grab your passport, backpack and bike and head up to the northern border for a visit to Wolfe Island and Kingston, Ontario. Who Should Go Adults and older kids (10 and up) with a bike who can ride at least 7 miles at a time on...
Whether you’re looking for a day hike or just a walk in the woods, Western New York has got it! Lakes, waterfalls, wetlands, farmlands and forests - this region boasts a wealth of hiking trails with varying levels of difficulty. Here are just 10 close-to-home trails in and around...
By Maggie Zuffranieri Nothing is more exciting - or potentially overwhelming - than planning a Walt Disney World vacation. There are endless amounts of activities and adventures to discover, but only days to do so. Therefore, as an expert, advocate, and enthusiast for all things Disney...
Are your kids are begging to visit Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley? Do you fear the crowds of Potterheads descending on the exciting new 20-acre theme park expansion, opening today? Never fear, I received a special sneak peek first look of Diagon Alley...

Jun

30

category: Travel
region: All Regions
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AAA projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend. That’s up slightly from the number of people who traveled in 2013, so it’s going to be a busy weekend on the roads! With eighty-five percent of travelers heading...
There’s a wide spectrum of activities to entertain you in Hamburg for a day trip or a week’s visit! Dig for fossils. Hamburg is home to Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center, a fossil park which regularly receives visitors from around the world. You get to keep the...
The largest expansion in the history of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is now complete, and New Fantasyland finally has its crowning jewel – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a swingin’, swayin’ family roller coaster that takes guests inside the mountain where “a million diamonds shine.” The...
This week we've focused on the newest offerings at our member's favorite amusement parks, including top close-to-home attractions, Florida favorites and of course, Disney. Today we wrap up the series with a closer look at what's new at Universal Orlando. Arguably the MOST anticipated...
As we continue our series about the newest offerings at our members' favorite amusement parks, today we take a closer look at what's new at Walt Disney World. (Don't miss our other posts in this series about the newest rides at top close-to-home attractions, as well as other attractions...
Yesterday we wrote about what’s new this year at close-to-home amusement parks like Darien Lake, Seabreeze and Cedar Point. Today we’ll share what’s new at some of our members’ favorite parks in the Sunshine State. As always, remember that AAA members save on tickets to many attractions...
If you’re trying to decide where to take your family this summer, it might be hard to choose from all the amusement parks we have right here within a short drive from home! Here’s a look at what’s new this summer at some of our region’s favorite attractions. And remember, before you go,...

Apr

09

category: Travel
region: All Regions
For most of us in Upstate New York, Spring Break falls sometime over the next two weeks! After the winter we had, it’s clear that many of you are taking advantage of the opportunity to bask in the warmth of some sunshine. For our members, here are the Top 10 Spring Break destinations...

Mar

25

category: Travel
region: Outside NY
With its largest ship to date now sailing, Princess reaches a new level of beauty and innovation with the Royal Princess. by Monica Reid Olson Unveiling its first new ship in five years, Princess Cruises invited a real-life royal, the Duchess of Cambridge, to christen the Royal...
Simpsons’ hometown Have you ever dreamed of sinking your teeth into a Krusty Burger and washing it down with a Duff Beer? Now, you can stroll on Fast Food Boulevard or grab a stool at Moe’s Tavern in the Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield, which opened this summer at Universal Studios...

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