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Lonely Planet recently came out with its annual top 10 lists, including the “Best in the U.S. – The U.S. Destinations You Need to See in 2017”, which gives an in-depth look at mesmerizing destinations right here in the United States. Here are some we selected as our "You Need to See in...
We're thrilled to share some new things coming to Walt Disney World in 2017 announced this week from Disney. With an amazing land set to debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park in 2017, a new festival, a multitude of dining locations and popular returning events, 2017 is...
Did you travel in 2016? If so, according to AAA Western and Central New York’s travel consultants, chances are it was somewhere warm! The results are in from trips booked throughout the year, and the majority of the destinations are in warm climates. It looks like Western New York...
Not happy with the price at the pump? We have an explanation. While we’re dollars away from what we were paying in 2008, and quarters away from what we paid in 2014, it’s obvious that consumers are paying more for gasoline than a year ago. Just last year, we were celebrating that the...
It’s almost 2017, and as another new year approaches, it’s time for annual self-reflection – new resolutions (maybe the same as last year?) and exciting plans abound. But the new year is also a good time to think about the past year, reflection that may surprise you when it comes to...
As manager of fleet operations for AAA Western and Central New York, Brian Dadswell makes sure more than 85 vehicles are shipshape during any season.We asked Dadswell his tips for those getting their own cars ready for the winter. QUESTION: Is there a checklist to help people get...
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...
When winter comes, and ice, snow and frigid temps become a factor for drivers across the region, AAA gets even busier than usual. “Our call volume definitely increases,” says Elizabeth Carey, public affairs manager for AAA Western and Central New York. “It doubles — sometimes even triples...
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....
As we all know, the severity of winter weather in Western and Central New York can be hard to predict. The winter holiday season is also one of the most heavily travelled. You may see a lot of media stories about crowded airports, but in fact the overwhelming majority of winter holiday...
AAA services are available in person, by phone, online and now via two unique smartphone apps, AAA Mobile and Blue Orbit Deals. AAA Mobile: AAA services when you’re on the go The AAA Mobile app puts the most commonly used AAA services at your fingertips. Use it for quicker access to...
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...

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