AAA's Talking Travel with Elizabeth & Brian
Every Saturday at 8:30am and Sunday at 6:30am
We're Talking Travel with Brian Murray and Elizabeth Carey! Every Saturday at 8:30am and Sunday at 6:30am, tune in to Buffalo’s very own WECK on 1230AM, 102.9FM, or 100.5FM – or choose a podcast below and listen for travel information, vacation ideas, incredible opportunities and special trip deals.
Triple A Talking Travel April 20, 2019 - Bon voyage! Join Brian and Elizabeth as they set sail on the next AAA Talking Travel with Royal Caribbean – learn about summer getaways, private escapes, dining deals and more! Find out how you can have the “perfect day at the all new CocoCay!” Susan Prinzing is our special guest from Royal Caribbean and she’ll have some incredible offers – 50% off your second guest PLUS kids sail free! And we have special offers for AAA members! Be sure to tune in!
AAA WCNY Four Diamond Properties April 13, 2019 - Whether it’s a quick getaway or a longer road trip, you can enjoy luxury right in the local region at AAA Four Diamond hotels and restaurants where you’ll find impeccable service and hospitality. In this edition of AAA Talking Travel, Brian and Elizabeth unveil award-winning AAA Four Diamond properties across Western and Central New York and they’ll share what makes each property stand out. Be sure to tune in!
AAA Talking Travel April 6, 2019 - Enjoy the thrill of the newest Harry Potter attractions, giggle with minions or kick back at Volcano Bay – now is the time to visit Universal Orlando Resort! In this episode of AAA Talking Travel, Elizabeth and Brian welcome Lydia Markser, a special guest from Universal, to share what’s new along with some great deals! Right now – buy a two day ticket, get three free - just book by June 12th! Plus enjoy AAA member benefits including a $50 activity credit and much more!
Amtrak Vacations March 30, 2019 - The awe of the Grand Canyon, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies – and so much more – now is the perfect time to see the U. S. and Canada by rail. Join Elizabeth Carey and Brian Murray for this edition of AAA Talking Travel with a special guest from Amtrak Vacations. VP of Sales Jim Marini will share the perks of train travel and unveil some special savings - 200 to 300 off per couple on packages – plus a AAA member benefit of 50 off per booking!
Ireland and Spring Break March 16, 2019 - Brian and Elizabeth have the luck of the Irish on their side for this AAA Talking Travel program where they talk about travel to Ireland. They’ll also reveal the top destinations for Spring Break. Can you guess the most popular spot? Listen and find out! Plus get some great travel deals!
Hawaiian Islands with Pleasant Holidays March 9, 2019 - It’s Aloha Days at AAA! Join Elizabeth Carey and Brian Murray for this edition of AAA Talking Travel as they explore the tropical paradise of the Hawaiian Islands with a special guest from Pleasant Holidays, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year! Chanda Vudmaska will have exclusive offers for AAA members and WECK listeners including air savings, activity vouchers and more if you book before April 30th.
Family Travel March 2, 2019 - Ciao! Italy is one of the top travel destinations in Europe – and it’s easy to see why! Visitors enjoy the history, the cuisine, the landmarks and more! If Italy is on your bucket list or if you just like hearing about travel, you won’t want to miss this edition of AAA Talking Travel with Brian Murray and Elizabeth Carey. Fresh off a family trip to Italy that covered Rome, Venice, Pisa, Florence and Pompeii, Elizabeth will share her favorite experiences and tips to travel easily with children.
Princess Alaska February 23, 2019 - A cruise to Alaska – it’s a bucket list destination! We invite you to hear all about Alaskan cruising: majestic scenery, wildlife, land cruises, glaciers and more with a special guest from Princess Cruises. Plus, with AAA Vacations, all 2019 Princess sailings include onboard savings, specialty dining vouchers and priority check-in! Join Brian Murray and Elizabeth Carey for this edition of AAA Talking Travel – and soon you’ll be dreaming of an Alaskan voyage!
Group Travel & Solo Travelers Club February 16, 2019 - Do you want to go on vacation, but don’t want to deal with the hassles of planning it? Group Travel could be for you! AAA offers a huge assortment of trips throughout the year where all the planning is done for you! It’s so easy! Or maybe you’re a solo traveler and don’t know where to start? Then AAA’s Solo Travelers Club is for you complete with a roommate connection to avoid paying single supplement fees. Tune into this edition of AAA Talking Travel as Brian and Elizabeth share some great trips that are preplanned for this year!
AAA Hotel Diamond Ratings February 9, 2019 - Did you know that AAA’s diamond ratings are the oldest and most trusted professional hotel rating system? Brian and Elizabeth will explain how it works and highlight some of the most popular hotels on the list. Plus, they’ll unveil a list of AAA Four Diamond hotels right in your own backyard that are perfect for a staycation or weekend getaway! You’ll be ready to pack your bags after listening to these great highlights!
Triple A Talking Travel February 2, 2019 - Which areas in Europe are on your bucket list? AAA Travel Consultant Kevin Fairbanks Bloom has a passion for worldwide travel and is fresh-off a trip that covered Budapest, Vienna and Prague! He joins Brian and Elizabeth on this special edition of AAA Talking Travel - listen and hear about Kevin’s incredible experiences and also get valuable insider travel tips for your next venture!
2019 Travel Trends January 26, 2019 - 2018 was a great year for travel! Can you guess what the top destination was? Brian and Elizabeth will recap the year and examine new 2019 travel trends that range from deserted beaches to adventure travel. Plus, they’ll share exciting offers on everything from cruises to Disney! This is one show you won’t want to miss as you put your 2019 Travel Bucket List together!
Winter Weather and Insurance Tips January 19, 2019 - Brian and Elizabeth have winter safety tips for listeners - plus a special guest is joining them for this edition of AAA Talking Travel. Matt Butler, AAA Insurance Sales Rep, will answer all your insurance questions. If you have vehicle damage after a crash in winter weather, are you covered? What do you need to do to protect your home? When you go on vacation, is it necessary to purchase insurance with your car rental? Be sure to tune in for valuable information and tips on how to save money with your home/auto insurance.
National Plan for Vacation Day January 12, 2019 - There’s nothing like a vacation! But, somehow, 705 million vacation days go unused in the U.S. every year! At the same time, studies show that vacation is essential to improving personal health and professional performance. Join Brian and Elizabeth to hear how you can make the most of your hard-earned vacation days with some terrific travel offers from AAA!
Disney Month January 5, 2019 - January is Disney month at AAA - that means great specials and offers to make your getaway truly magical! Disney expert Stella Marianetti joins Brian and Elizabeth to talk Disney travel in Orlando and around the globe! Whether you are a Disney fanatic or considering your first Disney experience, be sure to listen for great information!
International Guided Tours December 29, 2018 - Can you guess where the top international travel destinations are? You’re correct if you guessed Italy and you might be surprised to hear Egypt is also growing in popularity. Join Brian and Elizabeth to learn about more of the hot destinations, what makes them unique, and how AAA Member Choice Vacations makes them more accessible than ever before. Kevin Ferguson is the special guest on this edition of AAA Talking Travel to share international travel ideas with great savings for listeners!
Guided Tours in North America December 22, 2018 - Let’s keep the holidays safe for everyone! Trooper James O’Callaghan, New York State Police Public Information Officer, joins Brian and Elizabeth to talk about holiday safety. From winter driving and emergency preparation to drunk driving and road rage, Trooper O’Callaghan shares important information to keep area roads safe through the holiday season and into the new year. Please listen to this important information before you get behind the wheel!
Holiday Safety December 15, 2018 - Let’s keep the holidays safe for everyone! Trooper James O’Callaghan, New York State Police Public Information Officer, joins Brian and Elizabeth to talk about holiday safety. From winter driving and emergency preparation to drunk driving and road rage, Trooper O’Callaghan shares important information to keep area roads safe through the holiday season and into the new year. Please listen to this important information before you get behind the wheel!
Member Connection December 8, 2018 - The new AAA magazine, Member Connection, is out and is full of great information and travel deals. Brian and Elizabeth explain how you can save on holiday shopping with your AAA membership, plus they have some great travel ideas to share. AAA Group Travel has won a gold reader’s choice award in Rochester from the Democrat & Chronicle - listen to hear about some of the trips planned!
Italy Highlights December 1, 2018 - Fresh off a trip to Italy, AAA Travel Consultant Sarah Feldmann joins Elizabeth and Brian to share her Italian adventures! From Milan to the Tuscan region to Rome, learn about travel to Italy with top attractions from The Last Supper to the Leaning Tower of Pisa to Vatican City. Whether you’re planning a trip or just vacation dreaming, you won’t want to miss this episode of AAA Talking Travel. Ciao!
Travel Deals November 24, 2018 - Want to save money on your holiday shopping? Look no further than your AAA membership card! Brian and Elizabeth are ready to help Santa with a variety of ideas and deals. And who doesn’t love the gift of travel? AAA gift cards are one size fits all! Now is a great time to book a vacation because of all the great deals available. Tune in to hear about discounted island escapes, cruises and more!
Holiday Travel November 17, 2018 - AAA projects 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8 percent increase over last year. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume in more than a dozen years (since 2005), with 2.5 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year. Brian and Elizabeth will break down the numbers and talk about the top destinations! Be sure to listen!
AAA Driver Training November 10, 2018 - Winter weather is here! How do you prevent a skidding car? AAA’s driver training expert, Mike Formanowicz, joins Brian and Elizabeth to share winter driving tips! Plus, he’ll have details on point reduction classes and insurance discounts along with advice for new drivers who are ready to get behind the wheel.
Aruba November 3, 2018 - Join Brian and Elizabeth to find out what makes Aruba a perfect vacation destination! Hear about tours and deals to Aruba and surrounding islands. Whether you are planning a vacation or just dreaming of island life, this is the show for you!
Castles Along the Rhine October 27, 2018 - Imagine traveling along the Rhine River, with France on one side and Germany on the other, viewing historic Medieval castles along the way. AAA has a special, all-inclusive river cruise planned in May 2019. Hear all about it with Brian and Elizabeth and their guest Michelle Putnam, who has already experienced the journey that begins in Switzerland and ends in Amsterdam. This unique trip will be filled with local passengers! Discount offers are available so listen to hear more!
2019 Travel Trends October 20, 2018 - 2018 will quickly come to a close and now is the time to book your vacation for 2019 and 2020. Next year's trends range from culinary travel to cultural experiences! Join Elizabeth Carey and Brian Murray for this episode of AAA Talking Travel – they'll breakdown the hot new trends and share all sorts of travel opportunities here in the U.S. and beyond! Plus they have great offers and deals for listeners!
Set Sail October 13, 2018 - Set sail with Elizabeth Carey and Brian Murray of AAA Western and Central New York! In this edition of AAA Talking Travel, they are joined by special guest Susan Prinzing of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. She shares details on the newest ships, renovations at RCCL’s private island and special deals for WECK listeners! Bon voyage!!
Fall Travel October 6, 2018 - Fall foliage, lower prices and less crowds – just a few of the reasons that fall is the perfect time to travel! In this episode of AAA Talking Travel, Brian and Elizabeth share top fall destinations, insider tips on theme parks, and more! Plus, Brian just returned from a fall getaway to New England and he will share the top spots to visit in that region! Tune in!
Safety with NYS Police September 29, 2018 - New York State PIO Jim O’Callaghan joins Elizabeth and Brian to talk about traffic safety. He will cover car seats, winter driving and more. Plus, we’ll hear about his favorite vacation destinations on this edition of AAA Talking Travel.
Castles Along the Rhine September 22, 2018 - You won’t want to miss this edition of AAA Talking Travel with special guest Michelle Putnam from AAA – she’ll join Elizabeth and Brian to share all the details of the 2019 Member Appreciation Trip. The Uniworld river cruise will go from Switzerland to Amsterdam and cabins are selling quickly. If you have any interest in Europe, river cruising or travel in general, be sure to tune in!