AAA World Magazine
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TOP 10 PLACES TO TRAVEL ALONE

Do what you want, when you want, without compromise

10 TRAVEL TIPS AFTER 10 YEARS OF TRAVELING

Find out why you should avoid public Wi-Fi on vacation

PLAYING UP YOUR NEXT ROAD TRIP

Here are some clever ways to keep your kids entertained on a long road trip.

PREPARING FOR A CRUISE

A preparation timeline from one year out to one day away

GOING AWAY WITH AWAY LUGGAGE

Putting the Sleek New Luggage Brand to the Test

AIRPORTS FOR GROWNUPS

Spending time at the airport just got fun with these adult-centric diversions.

FLIGHT RIGHTS: GET TO KNOW YOUR AIRLINE PASSENGER BILL OF RIGHTS

Do you know you're entitled to certain protections as an airline passenger?

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER PACK

With most carry-on bags maxing out at 22 inches, that doesn’t leave for a lot of space for extra items. Avoid these items when packing for your next trip to free up space.

AIRPORT ETIQUETTE

Before your next flight, brush up on your airport etiquette:

ASPEN IS MORE THAN JUST A SEASONAL TOWN

Nestled in the Roaring Fork Valley, Aspen Colorado is a small town with charm beyond its old town facade, towering Aspen trees, and world-renowned ski slopes.

BROADWAY BABY: THEATER TIPS FOR YOUR NEW YORK TRIP

The ins and outs of Broadway can be a little confusing for first-timers

BUDGETING FOR YOUR CRUISE

Plan for unexpected expenses before you set sail.

HOTEL APPS AND OTHER HOSPITALITY TECH TRENDS

From convenient hotel apps to updated in-room technology, look out for the latest in technologies on your next getaway.

I WANT TO GO THERE: VANCOUVER

Just north of Seattle you'll find Vancouver, British Columbia, a true gem of the northwest.

OUR READERS’ FAVORITE TRAVEL PRODUCTS

It can be hard to figure out what you really need as opposed to what may be dollars spent on an item that will never come out of its package.

THE MOST UNIQUE HOTELS IN THE USA

Staying in the same types of rooms over and over again can get boring. Sometimes, one must pursue weirder and more unique hotels in the USA.

TOP 10 VACATION EXPENSES YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO FORGET

We all want to stay connected while on vacation. We use our phones to take photos, connect on social media and to find directions and restaurants.

YELLOWSTONE LODGING: WHERE TO STAY IN THE PARK

Visitors to Yellowstone National Park can choose from well-appointed historic hotels to more rustic cabins.

WHAT TYPE OF CAR SHOULD I BUY?

On average, people own their vehicles for nearly seven years

GENESIS G80  REVIEW

In this era of crossover SUVs, the Genesis G80 3.8 sedan is still worth a look

GETTING YOU THERE ON TIME WITH GPS APPS

AAA puts the top three GPS apps to the test

SHOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR OWN OIL?

Changing your own oil is a simple process that can save you money. Learn the basics and find out whether or not it's worth it for you

WHAT DOES THAT STRANGE CAR SMELL OR WEIRD NOISE MEAN?

Some smells and sounds hint at a serious problem with your car

THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING YOUR TIRES

Advice from a AAA Car Care Center Manager.

5 WAYS TO LOWER YOUR AUTO INSURANCE PREMIUMS

Reducing your auto insurance premium can be an easy way to save money - and who doesn’t like saving money?

ANSWERS TO THE TOP 5 QUESTIONS ABOUT AUTO INSURANCE

How informed do you feel when making a decision about insurance? Learn the answers to the top questions about auto insurance so that you can choose the best policy and possibly even save money.

EVERYDAY CAR TECH THAT PROVES WE’RE LIVING IN THE FUTURE

It seems like only yesterday we were cranking the windows down by hand. With today's advanced car tech, though, we're safer and more spoiled than ever.

DO YOU REALLY NEED TO CHANGE YOUR BRAKE FLUID?

Most likely, each time you take your car into the shop for an oil change, you are told that you need to have the brake fluid changed.

YOUR ADVICE: 10 SIMPLE TIPS FOR BUYING A “NEW” USED CAR

Steve Rettew has an eye for buying used cars. He attends auctions every week looking for the perfect car that he can resell.

THE RISE AND FALL OF CAR HOOD ORNAMENTS

There was a time when car hood ornaments graced most every vehicle, but these days they're a rare sight.

YOUR ANNUAL INSURANCE CHECKUP

Skimping on car care today will be costly tomorrow.

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE ON HOW TO DEFOG WINDOWS IN YOUR CAR

Window fog makes it hard to see the road ahead, and like a pesky bee to a soda can, it always comes back.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE IN A COLLISION

The adrenaline and chaos of the situation often lead many of us to forget important steps after an accident to ensure safety and an easy insurance claims process.

YOUR ANNUAL INSURANCE CHECKUP

We make sure our cars get regular check-ups and oil changes, and the same philosophy goes for checking up on your insurance policy.

8 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER USE YOUR CREDIT CARD FOR

It's tempting to swipe a card and worry about the bill later.

HOW TO RAISE YOUR CREDIT SCORE

Not All Credit Cards are Created Equal.

HOLIDAY BUDGET TIPS FOR THE LAST-MINUTE SHOPPER

The countdown to the 25th of December is well underway.

HOW TO CONSOLIDATE STUDENT LOANS

One student loan, two student loans- Oh My!

5 LAST-MINUTE HOLIDAY SHOPPING TIPS

Nearly 57% of holiday shoppers started their holiday shopping over a month ago.

POINTS, PRIZES, OR REBATES

Reward credit cards offer everything from airline miles to cash back, but to pick the best one, ask yourself these seven questions.

PROTECT YOUR ID WHILE SHOPPING ONLINE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Cyber criminals want to be the Grinch in your Whoville this holiday season.

HOW TO RAISE YOUR CREDIT SCORE

Your credit score can impact many areas of your life and its importance can’t be overstated.

SHOULD I TRADE IN OR SELL?

When you're at the car lot thinking about buying a new car, the harder decision becomes what to do with your old car

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR PARTNER ABOUT FINANCES

All Most Americans were taught at an early age that money is considered to be a taboo subject.

STEPS TO AVOID AN AUTO INSURANCE PREMIUM INCREASE

These tips won't cost you any money, and they could save you a good deal of it

FLOOD INSURANCE FAQ: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Do you know whether or not you need flood insurance if you don't live near water?

15 WAYS TO STAY SAFE ONLINE

Our ever-expanding connectivity exposes us to the risk of theft, fraud, and abuse

HIDDEN COSTS OF PET OWNERSHIP

Check out all the costs, and learn a few ways to save

A TINY HOUSE RESORT: TINY HOUSE RENTALS AND GETAWAYS

If you don't want to commit to a tiny house just yet, tiny house rentals could be the perfect vacation destination for you.

HOW DID YOU NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS FITTED SHEET TRICK?

Making the bed instantly becomes easier.

8 HOME SECURITY TIPS FOR WHEN YOU’RE AWAY

It's important to have peace of mind that your home will be safe while you are on vacation.

Bright Ideas for Holiday Decor

Who has the best holiday lights in your neighborhood? You do. Or at least you could with these helpful tips from industry experts.

YOUR ADVICE: GETTING TO A BETTER YOU

Here are Ashlee Kanter's top ten tips to living a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.

HOW TO ASK FOR A RAISE

At some point in your career, you'll probably look at your financial situation and wonder if it's time you were paid more.

STAY ACTIVE WITH THESE WINTER WORKOUTS

Our motivation drops with every snowfall, but you can stay active when cold weather hits.

HOW TO STICK TO A BUDGET THIS SUMMER

It's important to have peace of mind that your home will be safe while you are on vacation.

TIPS FOR PACKING TO MOVE

It's important to have peace of mind that your home will be safe while you are on vacation.

CREATIVE COCKTAILS

Inventive bartenders convey the flavor of a destination in a glass

BEST HEALTHY EATING APPS

All it takes is an "App"-le a day to eat healthy while traveling across the country.

FOODIE FIND: THE BEST GOURMET HEALTHY EATS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

If you take a look at Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook, you know that Americans are increasingly obsessed with two things: healthy living and dining out.

THE HEALTHIEST FAST FOOD OPTIONS BASED ON CALORIES

It is possible to make smart choices at fast food restaurants. We've outlined a few of them.

NASHVILLE: WHERE THE FOODIES FLOCK

When you think of Nashville, you think of casual Southern-style comfort food.

GETTING YOU THERE ON TIME WITH GPS APPS

AAA puts the top three GPS apps to the test

AAA TRIES IT: GOTOOB

AAA test a flexible container for liquids and gels.

6 COOL NEW OFFERINGS AT US AIRPORTS

The airport. Admit it. Just reading those words made you tense up a little, didn't it?

AAA TRIES IT: CARRY-ON LUGGAGE

Comparing two-wheeled and four-wheeled "spinner" carry-on bags.

OUR READERS’ FAVORITE TRAVEL PRODUCTS

It can be hard to figure out what you really need as opposed to what may be dollars spent on an item that will never come out of it's package.