Member Connection 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.
Last October, vehicle inspection events held during AAA Car Care Month uncovered a variety of maintenance issues that were well on their way to becoming real problems for car owners. Here are six examples of why following your car’s recommended maintenance schedule is a way to ensure your...
Kelly A. Calmes had been in the insurance industry for 16 years when she left her company to help David Weber start the insurance business line at AAA Western and Central New York in 2006. This year marks 10 years of home, auto and more coverage offerings by the local club, although AAA...
THE ANGRY GOAT 938 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester The Angry Goat is well positioned as a citydweller's neighborhood bar, and its claim to fame is to never have a repeat beer on its list within a season. The ownership gives special attention to cycling through your favorite suds, alongside...
When you think of packing for a cruise you might think bathing suit, wide brimmed hat, shorts and sandals. But your packing list for a cruise to Alaska needs to be a little bit different. Here are 8 tips that will help you pack to make the most of your Alaska Cruise Experience. From...
I'm terrified just writing this blog post Listen...this is not your little local village or municipal "haunted" hayride, people! Be forewarned if you choose to proceed reading....at your own risk.... MOOOHOOOHAAAHAAA *twirl evil mustache* *ahem* Every fall the streets of...
When the Auto Club was founded here in 1900, it was a group of people who shared an interest in the latest technology of the time: automobiles. Since then, we’ve seen considerable advancements in cars as well as other technology, and AAA has been there every step of the way. Today, AAA...

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In a troubled world, peace of mind can be hard to come by.  When you invest with the Patriot Fund, your dollars will be be directed to companies that are vetted by some of the most rigorous quantitative methods in use today. Why is terror-free investing important? Defeating terrorism...
It’s that time of year again! Yellow school buses on the road, kids walking and biking to and from school – and impatient drivers challenged with daily commutes. School is back in session and that means more people are sharing the road, especially children. In 2014, more than 309 child...
If you’re looking for a thrill, a trip to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio is worth the trip. It’s been that way since 1870! Cedar Point is the second oldest amusement park in North America. But what you’ll find is a mix of classic rides and old-time charm with modern amenities and high-tech...
Thinking about renting a car for your next vacation? AAA Travel has 6 tips that are key to making the most out of your car rental experience. Reservation: Book your car rental several weeks in advance before your departure date to secure the most suitable vehicle for your needs at...
Did you know if you look at your phone for just two seconds while driving, you double your crash risk? To help drivers understand that It Can (All) Wait, AAA Western and Central New York teamed up with AT...
Want to travel through time? Ready to zap aliens? Buckle up and get ready to blast off into a summer of science-fiction adventure at The Strong museum in Rochester, New York—the ultimate play destination for all ages! In the original Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns exhibit, explore the...
If you’re like most people, you try to get away to somewhere warm in the middle of a long winter. And sometime during the summer, perhaps you take the kids to Florida. Or maybe to Alaska, where the sun shines as many as 22 hours a day. During those peak seasons, prices tend to rise...
It’s only been a week, but by now, you’ve probably seen more people than usual with their heads buried in their phones – or maybe you’ve been bumped into someone so intent on catching their next Pokémon that they crashed right into you! Yes, the craze from the late 1990s-early 2000s is...
You saved your money. You did research. You met with a travel agent. Multiple times. After months or years of dreaming about it, you finally booked a European vacation. And then the U.S. Department of State issued a travel alert for all of Europe. What now? Before deciding...

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