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.


REAL ID Deadline Moved Back to Oct. 1, 2021

Staff Writer

The deadline for REAL ID–compliant identification has been extended by one year until Oct. 1, 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Free Medicare Webinar: Have Your Questions Answered

Kip Doyle

Medicare can seem like a complicated process, but AAA Western and Central New York is here to help. To assist you on your path through Medicare, AAA is offering free Medicare webinars.

Votes For Women!

Penny Musco
It would be 72 years before that uprising began in earnest, and yet another 72 years until women actually achieved legal parity at the polls. The Western and Central New York region includes locations pivotal to that fight, and as we commemorate 100 years of women’s suffrage, consider a road trip to these places where (not always well-behaved) women certainly made “herstory.”

Exclusive Savings on Plymouth Rock Insurance Through AAA

Kip Doyle
When you're out on the road, enjoy savings, protection and peace of mind with a unique insurance opportunity from Plymouth Rock Assurance and AAA Western and Central New York.

New York Motorcycle Road Trips to Take This Spring

Kip Doyle

Are you getting the itch to get back on your motorcycle now that spring seems to be settling in?

New Safety Protocols for Travel

Hayley Schultz

Travel and tourism organizations and individual travel suppliers have recently begun to release information describing the steps they have started -- or will start -- to take to address health, hygiene and safety conc

The Simple Math Behind How Much Life Insurance You Need

Kip Doyle

You may have decided that you need life insurance because you want to help make sure your family, their expenses, and your final expenses are taken care of when you’re gone.

Get to Know What Is and Isn't Covered by Your Insurance Policy

Kip Doyle
Deductibles, covered losses, riders, exclusions … insurance can be a confusing topic. What is actually covered under your current policy?

AAA Offers Bike Safety Tips 

Elizabeth Carey
AAA has tips for bicyclists and motorists and how they can share the road safely.

Hotels and Airlines Assure Travelers of Cleanliness

Brian Murray
With pent-up demand for traveling expected once the pandemic passes, many travelers will be anxious to vacation and check destinations off their bucket lists. Yet it’s only natural to wonder if hotels and airlines are safe and clean before venturing out on a trip.