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.


Rediscover America: Southwest Desert

Hayley Schultz
Southwest road trips connect iconic destinations, from the Las Vegas strip to the Grand Canyon. Follow desert highways through Arizona's Monument Valley where landscapes served as backdrops for many TV and movie scenes. Visit Albuquerque shops, galleries and museums filled with Native American art and artifacts, and enjoy the restored sites along Main Street of America - Route 66.

Ready. Set. Clean!

April S. Engram
As travel gains momentum, many airports are taking vigilant steps to ensure they create and maintain a clean, safe environment for travelers.

Rediscover America: Pacific Southwest

Hayley Schultz
The Pacific Southwest region covers Southern Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona and offers a wide variety of vacations from the beach to mountains and lakes, from the desert to national parks and forests.

Keep Your Battery in Tip-Top Shape For The Months Ahead

Kip Doyle
Summer heat can be hard on a car’s battery. The problem is that, quite often, a driver won’t know this until the winter.

Rediscover America: the MidAtlantic Region

Hayley Schultz
The Mid-Atlantic is a special destination to visit no matter what the season. Washington DC in the spring during cherry blossom season, the Blue Ridge Parkway in the autumn as the leaves are changing colors, skiing in the Poconos, Hershey Park, Virginia Beach, the Outer Banks or the Jersey Shore in the summer.

5 Free Activities in Washington DC

Nikki Treleaven
Too often people decide not to take a vacation because they can’t afford it. The good news is fun and adventurous getaways don’t have to break the bank. Washington DC offers a wide variety of activities and attractions free of charge. Here are 5 bucket list worthy things to do that won’t cost a dime.

11 Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Universal Orlando Vacation

Guest Author
With the reopening of Universal Orlando Resort parks, hotels and CityWalk this summer, things might be a little different with the new safety protocols, but that doesn’t mean your vacation can’t be just as much fun as always. Here are some ways to make the most out of your trip while staying within the guidelines.

Free Medicare Webinar: Have Your Questions Answered

Kip Doyle
Medicare can seem like a complicated process, but AAA Western and Central New York is here to help. Learn more about our online events to help answer all of your medicare questions!

8 Tips for Healthy Travel During COVID

Guest Author
People are yearning for travel these days and while some are waiting for next year, there are still a lot of travelers who are departing this year. Here are some tips for keeping yourself and your family healthy during your trip.

Simple Steps to Swimming Safety

AAA Staff
More than 3,500 people drown each year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. Drowning is also one of the leading causes of unintentional death in children between the ages of 1 and 9. Many of these fatalities occur even with supervision.