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.
One of our family's favorite things to do in the summer is to find a new place to enjoy a meal outside. There are so many great outdoor dining options here in New York! Here are a few to try this summer. West Edge 284 Exchange Blvd. | Rochester Locals and travelers alike will be...
Amusement parks are going beyond roller coasters and merry-go-rounds. In 2016, there have been some great additions to parks across the country! Whether you’re looking to visit Queen Elsa in Florida or take a drive to Lake George to fight off aliens, check out this summer’s new and...
This year marks the National Park Service’s 100 year anniversary. The United States has over 58 national parks in 29 different states. Each national park has its own unique adventures and treasures that are waiting to be discovered. Interested in visiting a national park but not...
There’s no time like the summertime in Western and Central New York! With lakes Erie and Ontario – not to mention all 11 Finger Lakes – there are plenty of opportunities for boating and swimming. “Everyone wants to be outdoors when the sun is shining,” said David Weber, vice president...
As the weather begins to get warm (again), now is the perfect time to give your car a good cleaning. Here are some key steps to remember:
 Interior Vacuum regularly and lightly shampoo the carpets as needed. Don’t forget to clean under the seats. Wipe down dusty or soiled...
As families across the country eagerly await the end of school and the beginning of summer, millions of Americans are making plans to travel with loved ones this year. According to a recent AAA survey, more than one-third of Americans (35 percent) are planning to take a family vacation of...
Hawaii is one of our most booked destinations; with so much to see and do, here are some ideas of what not to miss when you go. Oahu Waikiki Beach: During the day you will have gorgeous views of Diamond Head Mountain. At night the Waikiki Strip is full of night life, shops, and...
Before you can enjoy your dream vacation in Hawaii, Greece, or Italy, you still have one thing standing between you and paradise: the long flight. Long flights can be a challenge so here are 7 tips on how to make it easier: Stay hydrated: Drink water! Long flights can be dehydrating...
Due to falling gas prices, the annual cost to own and operate a vehicle in the United States has fallen to a six-year low of $8,558 according to AAA’s 2016 Your Driving Costs study. This year, a driver can expect to spend 57 cents for each mile driven, approximately $713 per month, to...
AAA has been providing roadside assistance for more than 100 years, so we know very well the stresses that our members face while waiting for a service truck to arrive. Our goal is to help alleviate some of those worries, so AAA Western and Central New York is proud to launch Service...
Western and Central New York is home to amazing hotels and restaurants! AAA Western and Central New York is hosting an awards ceremony today at the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua for the 16 hotels and one restaurant that have achieved Four Diamond status in our region...
Your car needs work – but finding a good, trustworthy car mechanic sometimes seems as challenging as fixing the car itself. Jerry Hooven, vice president of automotive strategy and programs for AAA Western and Central New York, provided us with his top five tips for snagging a great...
You’ve planned your trip down to the very last detail – but sometimes when you’re on vacation, the unexpected happens. In light of this morning’s attacks at the Brussels airport and subway station, AAA Western and Central New York has travel and safety advice for all U.S. citizens...
There can be a lot of confusion around adapters, converters and what travelers need to bring on an international trip. Here are some answers. Q: What are you bringing with you? A: Once you identify what you are bringing along, it is easier to determine if you need an adapter,...

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