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.

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Rediscover America: Northern Rockies

Hayley Schultz
The Northern Rockies includes the mountains of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho plus a number of national parks and spectacular scenery. This region will delight travelers who love outdoor adventure and amazing nature photography.

Top 5 Picks for New York Road Trips

Elizabeth Carey
We asked our Route Production department for their top five picks for road trips within New York State.

Rediscover America: Pacific Northwest

Hayley Schultz
Road trips in the Pacific Northwest are ideal for hikers, climbers, nature lovers and wine enthusiasts. Experience national parks, spectacular ocean views, whale watching and more than 500 wineries.

What to Expect When Flying from a High COVID-19 State

Shelley Eastmer

I recently visited Rhode Island (Providence and Newport) and Massachusetts (Boston) and I'd like to share my experience for those who are considering travel by air.

Rediscover America: Northern Plains

Hayley Schultz
Northern Plains road trips offer unique experiences and countless photo opportunities. Enjoy nature's artistic talents throughout Badlands National Park and impressive man-made creations, Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial. Travel the Oregon Trail to see the historic Chimney Rock and Scotts Bluff landmarks.

Rediscover America: the Great Lakes

Hayley Schultz
Great Lakes region road trips offer everything from scenic shoreline routes to the bustle of big city streets. Cruise along segments of nostalgic Route 66 or pull over for high-speed action at the Indianapolis 500. Experience New York's diversity from Niagara Falls to Manhattan, or drive "America's Dairyland" stretch through Wisconsin.

Close To Home Travel: Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands

Elizabeth Carey
From Niagara Falls to New York City, there are endless opportunities to enjoy summer with something for everyone, no matter your taste.

Rediscover America: The Southern Rockies

Hayley Schultz
Experience the natural grandeur that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write the song “America the Beautiful.” Choose from scenery-laden road trips along Colorado’s San Juan Skyway or Zion Canyon Scenic Byway in Utah. Travel from Denver to Boulder with a stop at Rocky Mountain National Park and onto some of the best ski towns in the west at Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge.

AAA Unveils Virtual Travel Agency

Elizabeth Carey
In today’s day and age of social distancing, AAA Western and Central New York is taking steps to make sure our associates and members have a safe and enjoyable vacation planning experience.

Rediscover Close-To-Home America

AAA Staff
As travel restrictions continue to ease up, many people, itching to get away, are interested in destinations closer to home at first. For 120 years AAA Western and Central New York has been a part of America’s love for driving and road trips. Here are some recommendations from our travel experts: