Your AAA Magazine December 2018

South America has natural extremes from icy mountains to steamy jungles. Despite its extremes, the continent’s natural beauty continues to stun the adventurers that travel there. Follow the journey of one of these travelers, from the vantage point of a chilly glacier with dazzling views to the murky waters of the Amazon rainforest, full of life. South America’s opposing sides will surely take your breath away.

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A Study of Opposing Landscapes: Amazon vs. Patagonia

I’d hiked on a glacier before – but this time was different. As I dug my spikes into glistening Windex-blue ice and stared at a massive crevice that a yeti would love to call home, I felt as small as the frozen crystals beneath my feet yet as large as the vast blue Argentine sky...

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To a New Year and New Beginnings

As we approach the end of the year at AAA Northeast, we also approach the end of an era. For the last several years, we’ve mailed you the Your AAA newspaper you hold in your hand. We’re excited to say that starting in January, you’ll have a new 44-page glossy magazine delivered to your door...

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AAA Employees Help During Crisis

The young family standing in front of Darlene Ford, branch manager of the AAA Tewksbury location, had nothing. No diapers for their baby. No wallet or pocketbook. No house. They fled their home during the Sept. 13 gas explosions, and were now facing Darlene at an Elks Lodge serving as a resource center for those...

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Tow Driver Saves Lives

May 17 started out like any other day in Mike Benson’s life. The owner of Powder Mill Towing & Auto Repair in Parsippany, N.J., was towing a car to Pennsylvania. But as he drove through the Mount Olive section of Interstate 80, everything changed. In front of him, a bus taking fifth-graders on a field...

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AAA Northeast Opens Newest Branch in East Providence, R.I.

Only the sun beamed more brightly than the smiles on the faces of those attending the Sept. 22 grand opening of AAA Northeast’s newest branch in East Providence, R.I. “Do you have a AAA card?” asked Marketing Manager Bethany Corwin, as she and Vice President of Branch Operations Rick DelNero welcomed them with wide grins....

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Removing Hazards Around Your Home

Getting older doesn’t have to result in giving up familiar surroundings. Aging safely in your own home may be a distinct possibility. “We have more control than we think” over our immediate environment, said Dr. Alexis Eastman, a geriatrician in the Institute on Aging at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health...

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Here’s to Stress-Free Holidays

As you’re planning your holiday travel, how about planning not to be stressed? The key to staying chill during this most-traveled season is a solid routine that starts a year in advance, according to stress-reduction expert Kimberly Palm, aka the Stress-Free Travel Diva. So, during this year’s holiday gathering, start planning – and booking transportation...

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Walt Disney World Resorts Have Something for Anyone on Any Budget

There are many perks to staying at a Walt Disney World resort. Guests staying in the Orlando park have access to the Disney Dining Plan, free transportation, Extra Magic Hours and more. And because of the wide price ranges, you don’t have to break the bank. Whether you’re looking for a deal or dreaming of...

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Cassettes are Fast Forwarding Back Into Our Lives

There’s nothing like a jam session in your car to some great tunes. Remember popping your favorite cassette tape into the stereo? Cassettes, successors to eight-track tapes, once dominated the car music scene. Now our speakers are ruled by the digital domain of Bluetooth stereos and Apple CarPlay. But fear not, nostalgia fans: cassette tapes...

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AAA Northeast Explores AV Issues at the Local Level

Self-driving cars are no longer just the things of sci-fi movies. Although no one can predict the precise timeline, experts agree that we are not far from the day when autonomous vehicles are taking over our roadways. The interest in this emerging technology, and the immense impact it could have on transportation, compelled AAA Northeast...

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Ram 1500 is Powerful, Yet Quiet and Comfortable

The Ram 1500 pickup truck has been completely updated for 2019. There are a total of 29 different configurations of the Ram 1500 pickup. My road test was in the two-wheel-drive Ram 1500 Big Horn Sport Quad Cab with the 5.7 liter mild-hybrid V-8 engine. The 5.7-liter V-8 provided plenty of power. The ride was...

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Toyota Corolla Hatchback Is One of the Best in Its Class

The 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback isn’t exactly new; it’s a re-imagined version of the Toyota iM that was once the Scion iM. This Corolla hatchback is powered by a new 168-horsepower 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine. Performance from the 168-horsepower engine was pretty good, not exactly sporty but more than enough power for any driving conditions....

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Ryan Serhant Fondly Remembers His Ford Taurus

This New York City real estate mogul is best known as one of the stars of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing New York.” Since the show’s premiere in 2012, Serhant and his team have sold billions of dollars of real estate. His success led to his own spinoff, “Sell It Like Serhant,” which debuted in April....

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Member Thinks Back on His 1940 Ford Convertible

“My first car (in the early ’50s) was a 1940 Ford convertible. My brother gave it to me when he went into the Navy. I loved the car and had few dates in high school as I spent all my money on repairing, souping up and customizing it. It was a dark green, eight-cylinder, 100-horsepower...

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New and Emerging Smartphone Trends

Get to know the technology that will take your smartphone to the next level.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Budgeting

A practical guide to figuring out your income and expenses, how to prioritize your spending and the tools to do it all.

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What to Know About Renting a Car Abroad

The do's and don'ts of renting a car abroad.

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Uniworld Generations River Cruises Focus on Families

Catering to art lovers, thrill seekers and travelers of all ages, Uniworld's Generations Collection guarantees fun for the entire family.

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Ditch the Everyday for the Perfect Day at CocoCay

Royal Caribbean’s exclusive private island is set to debut a ton of fun features in May 2019.

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How to Winterize Your Home

It's time to winterize your home! Safeguard your house from the cold and harsh conditions of winter with these tips.

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Winter Weekend at the New MGM Springfield

For luck, luxury and local attractions, MGM Springfield is the perfect destination for a winter weekend getaway.

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Icy & Hot South America