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.


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.

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.

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

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.

Exercise Your Green Thumb This Winter

Lindsay Kensy
Gardens have long been admired for their beauty and tranquility. For those with green thumbs, exploring gardens in different regions and climates is a highlight of traveling. AAA Western and Central New York specializes in garden tourism and is constantly bringing new opportunities to members.

Trusted Travel Experts

Lindsay Kensy

Have you thought about some professional assistance planning your next vacation? You’re not alone.

6 Reasons to Visit Alaska

Hayley Schultz

Cruising is a fun way to enjoy the amenities and value of an all-inclusive resort while visiting multiple destinations in one vacation.

Worldwide Guided Vacations

Elizabeth Carey

Imagine seeing the world, staying in luxury hotels and having every step of your itinerary planned for you so all you need to do is sit back and enjoy your journey.

New York's Finger Lakes and 1000 Islands

Amy S. Eckert
A swirl of fog hung close to the water, wrapping the islands in misty tendrils. Out the window of the Thousand Islander, one of a fleet of boats operated by Ontario's Gananoque Boat Line stiff breeze and the day's damp kept cruise passengers inside. But the otherworldly haze and the endless supply of islands had us all with our noses at the windows.