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.


Western and Central New York's History of Trendsetting Car Companies

Kip Doyle

The history of the automobile industry runs deep in Western and Central New York.

AAA Celebrates Diversity in the Workplace

Kip Doyle

Did you know that 58 percent of AAA Western and Central New York employees are women? 

10 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ Favorites

Hayley Schultz

If you're a fan of the Harry Potter books and/or movies, a visit to Universal Orlando's The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is an emphatic MUST-GO.

Cycling through the Niagara Wine Region

Elizabeth Carey
Niagara is Canada's largest wine region, with over 130 wineries and 14,600 acres of vines. The soil and the Niagara Escarpment appellation, a product of the last ice age, create a unique environment for crafting wine. These natural forces also create majestic beauty with great sightlines, perfect for a relaxed vineyard bicycle tour.

The Dangers of Driving High

Elizabeth Carey
Whether you smoke, vape or swallow edibles, getting behind the wheel when you're high on marijuana poses a risk to everyone on the road. In fact, next to alcohol, marijuana is the drug most commonly found in drivers who have been involved in collisions.

Identity Theft: Data Breaches Put Your Personal Information at Risk

Kip Doyle

The biggest brands in the world are fighting nonstop to keep their databases of personal information secure, but it's a battle they are struggling with.

Home Insurance: Fact or Fiction?

Lindsay Kensy
Sometimes, it seems like the only people who really understand insurance are insurance agents. Is this covered? Is that covered? Why do I need to pay extra to cover THAT? IT can be confusing, especially when it comes to maybe not-so-common things like trampolines and flooding.

Graduates of Licensed to Learn Teen Driving Program Have Fewer Accidents

Kip Doyle

Handing the car keys to a new teen driver can be a rite of passage for teenagers and parents alike. For the new driver, it’s a moment of freedom and new possibilities.

Stay Safe on the Road During Heavy Winds

Kip Doyle

Driving in high winds can be nerve-racking and genuinely dangerous - particularly when high-profile vehicles are involved.

Need a New Car? Save Time and Money With These Tips

Lisa Stopper
Buying a new car can be a time-consuming process. Follow these tips to help find the right car for the right price without sacrificing quality.