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.


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.

Buying a New Car? Don't Forget These Insurance Steps

Kip Doyle

Buying a new car is exciting. What feels better than the confidence of driving a great looking new ride loaded with the latest features?

Auto Odors: What Your Smelly Car is Trying to Tell You

Staff Writer
If your car is emitting an unfamiliar or unpleasant odor, there might be something wrong under the hood. Or, you might just have a mess to clean up somewhere in the car's cabin. Either way, knowing which car smells are associated with car problems will help you diagnose issues before they become expensive problems!

Going the Distance: These Senior Drivers Broke Records Behind the Wheel

Kip Doyle

Safe driving is a big concern for many seniors, their friends, and their families.

Halloween Horror Nights 2019

Hayley Schultz

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights”, which returns to Universal Studios Florida on select nights from September 6 – November 2, is the ultimate Halloween event that allows guests to become victims inside thei

Find the Cleanest Hotels for Your Next Trip

Elizabeth Carey

Whether your next trip takes you to a small bed-and-breakfast, a sprawling resort or something in between, AAA understands that dirt, dust, pests, or equipment performance issues are one of the surest ways to ruin a v

Tiny House, Big Trip

Kip Doyle
Meet Cece. She’s a recently retired Buffalonian who loves to travel and stay active. As her career came to a close, Cece decided that she would escape Buffalo’s infamous winters by volunteering at national parks in warmer climates.

Your Summer Outdoor Concert Survival Kit

Kip Doyle

Outdoor concert season is in full gear in Western and Central New York.

Are The Valuables in Your Home Protected Against Theft or Damage?

Kip Doyle

From coins to art to sports memorabilia, anyone's personal passion can be turned into an eye-catching collection, especially if they have some space at home to keep all of the items they've accumulated.

Sail Away to Paris and Normandy

Elizabeth Carey

Imagine setting sail in Paris aboard a luxurious river cruise ship and being pampered as you visit historic sites, soak in unparalleled beauty, and explore picture-perfect villages.