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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

7 Ways Travel Insurance Provides Value

Hayley Schultz

You've done your research, saved up, met with a travel consultant and are finally looking forward to your vacation.