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.

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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.

Summer Savings with Discounts from AAA

Lisa Stopper

Use your AAA discounts for great savings on road trips, restaurants, theme parks, concerts, clothes and more!  

Christmas in July

Laura Wahler
It was late on a Sunday morning last December when the fluffy snowflakes started drifting down, sticking to our hair and our eyelashes. We didn't know it at the time, but those flakes were just the beginning of an all-day snowfall - nothing too unusual for this Buffalo girl, but wildly out of the ordinary for my younger sister from Arizona.

Saving the Rental Car Insurance Dilemma

Laura Wahler
Confused about whether you need rental car insurance? You're not alone.

Traveling with Pets

Lindsay Kensy
Quite often, animals are like family, and you want to be able to spend as much time with them as possible. It can be stressful to think of your pets at a boarding facility while you're off having fun. This sometimes translates into bringing them along on vacations and trips!

Ready to go? Just one more thing

Lindsay Kensy
You're heading out on a road trip and have all the essentials music, snacks and a full tank of gas. Everything is ready to go, or so you think.

The 100 Deadliest Days Are Here

Lindsay Kensy
The “100 Deadliest Days” is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the average number of deadly teen driver crashes climbs 14 percent compared to the rest of the year. 

8 Things to Experience in Norway

Hayley Schultz

In 2017 Norway was named the happiest country in the world, based on criteria such as caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, health, income and good governance.