Your AAA Magazine February 2017

It’s way too cold to spend the winter indoors! Get on out to somewhere warm on a fun ocean cruise that’s sure to brighten your spirits! Inside the latest issue of Your AAA, you will also find helpful tips for heating your home, car care tips for the cold months when your ride really needs them and some fun ways to spice up date nights with your special someone just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Shipshape Tips for Your First Cruise

First cruise? Our best advice is not to hesitate to hop on board! We dispel old cliches and introduce you to a whole new world at sea.

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Love Your Car? Show It That You Care

Sometimes it’s nice to do things because you care. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, show your car some love with any of these three helpful, but sometimes ignored, preventive maintenance techniques. Set things straight. A properly aligned set of wheels makes your car drive straight and prevents tires from wearing out unevenly. While most...

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Do I Ever Need to Check My Child’s Credit?

Is there ever a time when I need to check my child’s credit?

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The Best Cold Weather Running Gear for Winter Runs

We asked Terrence Mahon, high performance coach at the Boston Athletic Association – the organization behind the Boston Marathon – about the essentials for winter running safety. Here are his top picks for winter-weather gear. Winter running shoes: These offer less-breathable uppers and extra traction, with moisture-wicking or water-repellent materials. Check out stabilizers with small...

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Stay Fit on the Fly

The Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno, Nev., has a rock climbing park with the world’s tallest artificial climbing wall and a 7,000-squarefoot indoor bouldering park. From the fitness center at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, 47 floors up, you can get a 360-degree view of the city while you take Pilates, aqua walking and...

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4 of the Most Influential Automakers

If the American automobile industry had its own Mount Rushmore (on the side of a cliff somewhere outside Detroit), the sculptor creating the monument would have plenty of faces from which to choose. Here are four pioneers who fit the bill, whose visions and innovativeness in the automotive sector helped make the car what it...

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Heat Up Date Night With Partner Workouts

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends planning workout “dates” to bolster your exercise motivation. So why not set a time and a place for you and your partner to help each other stay healthy? Here are some easy moves to get you started. Walking According to the AHA, walking at least 30 minutes a day helps...

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Getting Caught Up With Pokemon Go

You may have seen them around town: Children, teens, even adults wandering around, only periodically looking up from their smartphones. They’re probably playing one of the hottest games of the app era: Pokemon Go. Q. What in the world is it? A. Pokemon Go (iOS, Android) is an augmented-reality game released in July 2016 by...

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Test Drive: 2017 Subaru Outback

The latest Subaru Outback keeps getting better and more luxurious with a new Touring version. The Outback, which is available in both four- and six-cylinder versions, features more safety equipment, including standard reverse automatic braking and high beam assist. All versions now use a continuously variable automatic transmission. Our test drive was in the Limited...

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Generator Safety to Keep in Mind This Winter

It’s the middle of a nor’easter. The wind is howling. You peek out the window and see nothing but a white sheet of blowing snow. You’re happy to be inside, cozy and warm, three hours into a television binge with the thermostat set to whatever you think a thermostat should be set to. Then, in...

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Go Upscale With Upcycled Pet Beds

Let sleeping dogs lie − but let them lie in comfort and style. By upcycling some unwanted items, you can create classy new sleeping quarters for Fido and Fluffy for next to nothing. Here are a few ideas to build a better bed for your furry friend. The luxurious luggage apartment Turn a vintage hardcover...

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Keep Life Insurance in Line With Your Life

Whether you’re buying your first policy or an additional plan, there are usually benefits to acting sooner than later.

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Is Solar Power for You?

If you plan to investigate whether your property would be well served by solar panels, make sure a chat with your insurance agent is part of your legwork.

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Choosing the Right Car Seat

Keeping your little loved ones safe when you drive is a year-round responsibility. Having a high-quality car seat will help ensure that happens. Here’s some advice from AAA Northeast car seat expert Karen Blackburn. Choose the right seat You should get a seat that fits your child and your car. Check the manufacturer’s height and...

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5 Heart Healthy Recipes You’ll Love

Celebrate your heart – and your health – with these heart healthy recipes from the American Heart Association.

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Winter Book Recommendations to Warm up Your Bookshelf

Winter has its drawbacks. Snow, for one. Cold, too. The wind isn’t a whole lot of fun, either. Come to think of it, the only things I really like about winter are 1) Christmas, 2) the availability of blood oranges and 3) curling up on the couch with a good book and a cat on...

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Dr. Travis Stork’s Nissan Pathfinder

Host of the Emmy Award-winning talk show “The Doctors,” Dr. Travis Stork is a board-certified emergency medicine physician passionate about helping others achieve healthier lifestyles. In addition to appearing on season eight of “The Bachelor,” he’s also the New York Times best-selling author of “The Doctor’s Diet” and “The Doctor Is In: A 7-Step Prescription...

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