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Sarah Hopkins

Sarah Hopkins is a writer for Your AAA. She graduated with a degree in English Literature from the State University of New York at Geneseo and is a two-time alumnus of the Disney College Program. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys writing, drawing and listening to podcasts.

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Experience the Best of France with These Europe Trips

Join an amazing series of Europe trips touring Paris, Lyon, French Riviera, Carcassonne, Bayonne, Bordeaux, Loire Valley and Omaha Beach.

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Silicon Valley Tours That You Can Take Yourself

Silicon Valley, nestled in San Francisco’s Bay Area, is home to some of the most influential tech companies in the world. Many of the bigger companies like Google and Apple don’t have official tours, but you can explore their campuses on your own.

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AAA’s Top Hotels and Restaurants for Families

8 million Americans plan to take family vacations this year. To help young families prep for their next trip, AAA’s Inspectors have identified some of their favorite family-friendly hotels and restaurants for 2018. Here are some of the highlights.

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US River Cruises to Relax on and Remember

River cruises might be the best kept secret in American travel.

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July 14th Is Bastille Day!

Here’s how you can celebrate Bastille Day no matter what country you call home.

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Before You Rent a Car, Know Your Refueling Options

There are several ways you can gas up your rental car. We highlight the different options so you can choose what works best for you and enjoy your road trip without any worries.

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How AAA Keeps Your Member Information Safe

The right data can stop many identity thieves in their tracks. By protecting your member information, AAA also protects your safety and security.

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AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Celebrates 70 Years of Safe Driving

In celebration of its 70th anniversary, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is highlighting its four most important research priorities on a new website.


Add Another Driver to Your Car Rental

Whether you’re headed out on a long adventure or just want a little company, adding another driver to your rental car is a simple process when you are prepared.

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When to Replace Your Central AC System

Central air not cooling? Here’s how to know when it’s time to replace your central air conditioning system.