Member Connection Blog

Member Connection Blog

Member Connection Blog

About the Blog

The Member Connection Blog is here to provide advice, tips, off-the-beaten path ideas, savings, and to gab about travel and attractions that Western and Central New Yorkers love.


8 Things to Do in Italy

Marissa D'Arpino

Italy, known by many as “The Boot Shaped Country”, might bring to mind Chicken Parmesan and large pasta-laden Sunday dinners.

6 Tips For Planning a School Break Vacation

Hayley Schultz

Do you feel paralyzed by the school calendar when it comes to planning trips? Forced to travel in the summer or on school breaks when the kids are not in school, you might face unwieldy crowds and surging prices.

Head Back to School – Safely!

Elizabeth Carey

Children heading off to school at the end of summer should never be a dangerous situation, but unfortunately it is.

5 Beautiful Places in Japan

Marissa D'Arpino

The captivating country of Japan is an island nation off the coast of East Asia, made up 6,852 islands. The country sits on an active volcanic zone within the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Grill safely this barbecue season

Laura Wahler
It's grilling season, but before firing up your grill, consider some important information and tips from AAA Western and Central New York for safe summer barbecues.

Speeding Ahead With Improving Infotainment Technology

Lindsay Kensy

The infotainment systems in your car can distract you from what’s really important — paying attention to driving.

A Battery of Ways to Protect Your Car from Summer Heat

Club Assist

You get a dashboard cover or sunshade for your car and try to park under a tree or in the shadow of a building whenever possible.

Set Up a Honeymoon Registry with AAA

Lindsay Kensy
Engaged couples who are already living together often face a challenge when it comes to starting their wedding registry. After all … they already have all the towels, pots and pans and kitchen appliances they need! 

4 Reasons to Have a Destination Wedding

Marissa D'Arpino

Getting married isn’t just the formally recognized union between two people, in today’s world it’s the wedding venue and how close you can match your “Pinterest” boards.

Cleveland Rocks!

Rose Mattrey
When people think of great getaway vacations, Cleveland, Ohio may not be the first place that comes to mind. But maybe it should be. This Rust Belt city on the south shore of Lake Erie has reinvented itself into a vibrant destination that's seen an upward swing in visitors over the past five years.