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New AAA Top Destinations Guides Help Travelers Map Out Fun

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Interactive travel guides in free AAA Mobile app for iPad highlight AAA experts’ recommendations on offerings too good to miss It’s now easier than ever for AAA members to plan memorable travel experiences and activities, thanks to AAA’s new Top Destinations digital travel guides. Available via a recent update to the iPad version of the free AAA Mobile App, the ... Read More »

AAA PetBook Makes Traveling with Your Pet 14,000 Times Easier

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AAA has released the newest version of the popular Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA PetBook®. Now in its 15th edition, the guide features more than 14,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and campgrounds that welcome travelers and their four-legged friends. The annually updated guidebook provides detailed information for finding and selecting the right place to stay, hotel pet ... Read More »

AAA Editors’ Top Picks for Kids

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Planning a trip the whole family will enjoy is easier when you let AAA’s travel professionals point the way with expert recommendations. To select their top picks for key family travel destinations, AAA editors became kids again. With an eye toward finding options for tots to teens, they visited and played at countless attractions touted as kid friendly — many ... Read More »

2013 Petbook Photo Contest Winners

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Two dogs from California took top honors in the latest annual AAA PetBook® Photo Contest sponsored by Best Western, a AAA Preferred Hotel Partner. The furry champions are featured on the 15th edition Traveling With Your Pet: The AAA PetBook®, coming this May. Along with cover fame, winners receive additional contest prizes, including cash, pet treats, copies of the book ... Read More »

2013 AAA Five Diamond Honor Given to 13 Additional Hotels & Restaurants

Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Nevis AAA announced today the 178 select establishments that earned the AAA/CAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2013 Five Diamond Award® list. Representing just 0.3 percent of the total 59,000 AAA/CAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants, this exclusive group provides unique experiences chock full of leading-edge creativity ... Read More »

How to Avoid Being Stranded this Holiday Season

Holiday driving tips Drivers can avoid the causes of some roadside breakdowns by keeping their vehicles properly maintained. AAA advises motorists to follow their vehicle manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule and make sure their vehicle is ready for the rigors of year-end holiday driving.  Here are a few things to add to your list before heading out for your holiday drive: • Antifreeze. ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Travel to Increase for the Fourth Consecutive Year

2012 AAA Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast AAA projects 43.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an increase of 0.7 percent over the 43.3 million people who traveled last year. This increase marks the fourth consecutive year of growing holiday travelers since 2008 when Thanksgiving travel fell by 25 percent. The Thanksgiving ... Read More »

An Inside View from Mr. AAA Inspector

Inspector TCH Interview The following is an extract from Detroit-based WJR news/talk radio’s “AAA Travel News and Views” program on Oct. 28, 2012. Program host Ann Thomas and co-host Mary Bergsman interview unnamed AAA Inspector TCH, referred to as Mr. AAA Inspector. Listen to the full program online. INSPECTORS Q: What do you look for when hiring inspectors? A: Experience ... Read More »

Unleash Your Pet’s Cuteness in AAA PetBook Photo Contest

Petbook Runner Up Grab your camera and capture your pet enjoying fun vacation activities in breathtaking settings. Enter your best shot by Nov. 30 in the annual AAA PetBook Photo Contest sponsored by Best Western. Entries are judged on artistic qualities and the ability to convey the joys of safely traveling with a pet. Candid photos are preferred. Access contest ... Read More »

Labor Day 2012 Events

American Flags Proudly Wave As the symbolic end of the summer, Labor Day 2012 weekend falls on September 1-3. Grab a hamburger, relax and have some fun at one of these great holiday events. The Calendar of Events list is compiled by AAA travel editors and includes events throughout the United States.  Search for additional event listings at AAA.com/travel. Below ... Read More »