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When selecting a vacation destination there are a lot of things to take into consideration: is there something for everyone to enjoy, will the weather be appropriate for what you want to do, is the hotel one that everyone will like? When you have a family member with special needs there...
In the backlash against consumerism these days, a frequently heard mantra has been "have experiences, not things". You won’t find a bigger proponent of that idea than the travel experts here at AAA Travel, who understand more than anyone the unmeasurable value of the travel experience....
Were you one of the 48.7 million Americans who traveled over Thanksgiving? A growing number of people take this annual opportunity to gather to give thanks with family and friends surrounded by delicious food. This year, AAA’s projection of 48.7 million was the most travelers since 2007...
New York City is by far our most-booked destination; and the holiday season is one of the more popular times to visit New York City. The city, which is bustling any time of year, *dazzles* between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. It’s also crazy crowded and it can be a little more expensive...
When it's time to buy new luggage, there are several factors to take into consideration, such as weight, maneuverability and durability. Here are some key features to keep in mind. PROTECTIVE FEATURES These include kick plates, corner guards, piping and other features to keep the...
The holiday travel season is here; along with the planning of family trips, celebrations and holiday parties. While some Americans stay close to home during the holiday season, it was estimated that in 2014 nearly 131 million traveled by automobile during the Thanksgiving and year-end...
For some, the holiday season means hunkering down at home with family and friends. For others it’s the perfect time to escape the hustle and bustle at home and experience the holidays in a fresh, new destination. If you fall into this second category, our AAA experts can recommend...
BY ALEC HARVEY Sue Smith was working for AAA Western and Central New York, escorting groups on cruises and other tours, when she started to notice a trend. “I would always see five or six single ladies who stayed in separate rooms,” she said. Being a solo traveler herself, Sue saw an...
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...
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...
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...
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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