Member Connection Blog

Member Connection Blog

Member Connection Blog

About the 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.


Hotels and Airlines Assure Travelers of Cleanliness

Brian Murray
With pent-up demand for traveling expected once the pandemic passes, many travelers will be anxious to vacation and check destinations off their bucket lists. Yet it’s only natural to wonder if hotels and airlines are safe and clean before venturing out on a trip.

Simple Tips to Reduce Your Stress During the COVID-19 Crisis

Kip Doyle

If you’re feeling stressed out right now, you’re not alone. As COVID-19 continues to sweep across the country, many lives have been disrupted in some way.

What Every Business Owner Needs to Know About Commercial Insurance

Laura Wahler

As a business owner, you probably wear a lot of hats. Maybe you fill the role of marketing assistant, office manager, and janitor – all in one day!

Your Summer Outdoor Concert Survival Kit

Kip Doyle

Outdoor concert season is in full gear in Western and Central New York. This is your chance to rock out to some of your favorite live performers in the warmth of summer sunshine.

8 Free NYC Activities in December

Hayley Schultz

If you've never been to New York City during the holiday season, add it to your bucket list. The city, which is bustling any time of year, *dazzles* between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.

New Technology = Expensive Repairs

Lindsay Kensy

Automakers continue to race toward a self-driving future, adding a multitude of high-tech safety systems aimed at preventing crashes.

Fall travel: rich colors, cheaper prices

Elizabeth Carey
The rich colors of autumn, along with many other benefits like lower prices and fewer crowds, are inspiring more travelers to book fall getaways.

One for Foodies: Modern Ways to Dine Abroad

courtesy of Insight Vacations

Long gone are the days when dining out meant searching endlessly for the local hotspots only to endure the disappointment of choosing the wrong location.

Castles Along the Rhine

Elizabeth Carey

The name of the trip speaks for itself – who wouldn’t want to see Castles Along the Rhine? The 2019 AAA Western and Central New York Member Appreciation Trip along the Rhine River will surely live up to its name.

An Unforgettable Journey Through the Canadian Rockies

Rocky Mountaineer

The experience onboard Rocky Mountaineer’s all-dome fleet features rich, historic storytelling, world-class cuisine, and a first-hand look at lush green forests and turquoise glacier-fed lakes, all from the comfort of