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.
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...
Passports: Did you know? Countries have the right to refuse entry to anyone holding a passport that will expire in 6 months prior entry into a foreign destination. It varies from nation to nation of how strictly this rule is enforced but it was first created because nations did not...

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05

category: Travel
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Each year, our travel department coordinates the AAA Member Appreciation trip as a sign of appreciation to our most loyal travelers. They have put together an exciting river cruise that you won’t want to miss next year! On this “Melodies of the Danube” itinerary, you’ll travel along...
Are your grill skills up to snuff? According to the National Fire Protection Association, June and July are the peak months for summer grill fires, with nearly 9,000 fires each year caused by grills, hibachis and other barbecues. Don’t be a statistic! Before firing up your grill,...
Universal Orlando Resort has revealed details about Volcano Bay, its third theme park – a water park – that’s scheduled to open in 2017. Promised to be a “radically-innovative water theme park”, Volcano Bay promises exhilarating experiences and hassle-free convenience, and will lack...
A hotel that’s been closed to guests for more than a decade is about to open its doors again. The former Hotel Syracuse has gotten much more than a name change to become the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. It’s undergone a $70 million renovation, and welcomes its first guests starting July 4...
Proper maintenance can keep you and your car going all summer long. Here’s what you need to know. Play it cool with an A/C...
There’s a new traffic signal in town! If you live in the Town of Tonawanda, you’ve likely noticed the new signal on Sheridan Drive at the Rails-To-Trails* crossing. The HAWK signal is designed to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists to cross busy roads, but it is causing some...
Did you know? Inside each of our local AAA offices is the AAA Travel Store. You’ll find unique car cleaning...

Jun

14

category: Travel
region: All Regions
tag: travel
The stereotype of a vacation - sitting on a beach soaking up the sun at a resort or over indulging on a cruise - is not everyone’s dream vacation. A specialty-travel vacation takes your interests and hobbies into consideration and lets you design a vacation that best fits you and your...
For AAA discount tickets to Darien Lake, which include free parking, simply click here. “Can you believe it was snowing five days ago?” asked Darien Lake Theme Park Resort general manager Chris Thorpe as he stood in the bright sun to greet spectators for the debut of RipCurl Racer, a...
Cycling is a fun, healthy sport – as long as you follow a few safety rules, said Elizabeth Carey, AAA Western and Central New York public affairs manager. “Many people neglect simple safety measures when it comes to bike riding because it’s so much fun that they forget it can be a...

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