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 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.

A Luxury Train Vacation with Rocky Mountaineer

Guest Contributor

The Canadian Rockies are known to many as a must-do vacation thanks to the awe-inspiring vistas that showcase nature’s most beautiful aspects of sparkling lakes, snowy mountains, and local wildlife at every turn.

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Luaus (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Amy Tiernan

As one of Hawaii’s most recognized events, a Luau, is something travelers from all over the globe come to take part of.

Experience Europe by Car

Guest Contributor

Is a trip to Europe in your travel plans this year?

4 Authentic Experiences in Hawaii

Hayley Schultz

Many people these days are focusing on experiences over possessions. When you spend time saving, planning and anticipating something like a vacation to Hawaii, this becomes especially important.

Modern Family Travel

Lindsay Kensy

An estimated 88 million Americans plan to take family vacations this year, and millennials are embracing these getaways more than any other generation!

Where To Go: Key West, Florida

Alec Harvey
Take a two-hour boat ride west of Key West (or get adventurous and take a seaplane) and end up in a little bit of heaven at this national park. Snorkeling and swimming abound in crystal clear water, but so does a history lesson, if you choose to tour Fort Jefferson.

8 Hidden Gems in Hawaii

Hayley Schultz

When you're in Hawaii, visit the mainstay sites, for sure. But don't forget to sprinkle some hidden gems into your vacation. The Hawaii Visitors Bureau reveals these 8 -- pick a few and add them to your itinerary!

NEW Four Diamond Restaurants in WCNY

Lindsay Kensy
AAA Western and Central New York has added two new restaurants to its Four Diamond list, bringing the total to three restaurants and 22 total properties (19 hotels) in the Western and Central New York region that have been awarded the distinction of Four Diamond status.