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.


The Magic of Ireland

Julianne Poggiogalle

A small but mighty country, Ireland is rich in culture with its wild landscapes and hearty culinary delights.

Fall Fun in Ontario County

April S. Engram
Fall is officially upon us, and this is the time to take in the picturesque scenes of trees changing colors before they lose their leaves to winter!

Three Thrilling Reasons to Visit Cedar Point’s Halloweekends

Elizabeth Carey

Don’t be afraid that summer is over – there are many ways to extend the travel season into fall!

Western New York Airport Ranks High in Customer Satisfaction

Kip Doyle

We all appreciate a safe, comfortable flight once we board a plane, but what makes a satisfying airport experience?

Iconic Destinations with Impeccable Service

Guest Author

It’s no wonder that the legendary Canadian Rockies are on the must-see list for many travelers, with its majestic mountains, glacier-fed lakes, and fertile river valleys.

Pittsburgh: Fun Road Trip from New York State

Elizabeth Carey

Nothing says summer like a road trip! And with baseball being a favorite American pastime, why not incorporate the two?!

Local Travelers Get an Unexpected (Air) Lift

Elizabeth Carey

When Rochester area natives Bill and Lynda Fleming (pictured left) booked a Viking cruise with AAA Western and Central New York, little did they know that they would end up being dramatically rescued

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Kim Foley MacKinnon
The self-described largest ballooning event in the world has pretty humble beginnings. It started in 1972 with 13 balloons launched from a mall parking lot. Now, almost 600 balloons launch from the 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park. Almost 87,000 people attended the 2018 event, according to organizers.

Haunted: Spine-Tingling Road Trip Destinations

Kip Doyle

Looking for a thrilling getaway this fall?

A Millennial Went on a Group Tour...

Marissa D'Arpino

I am your typical millennial - between the ages of 24-35 and, according to recent studies, the generation who takes the most trips during a given calendar year.