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Your AAA Magazine January 2017

Celebrate the New Year with your new AAA member publication, Your AAA. Inside, you’ll learn about exciting new attractions at Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort and so much more. We dive deep into what’s new in cruising in 2017, plus you can read about traveling with older parents, some of the best spots for poutine in New England and you can get some bad weather driving tips before you hit the road this winter!

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Snow and Ice Removal Cheat Sheet

Before work, every minute counts. Here’s some advice on how to get snow and ice off your car in a hurry. Make or buy a de-icer spray and use it on the windshield, side windows and mirrors to kick ice clearing into high gear. Use de-icer on the wiper blades and pull them off the glass...

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3 Questions to Know If You’re Ready to Buy a House in 2017

Here are three questions to ask yourself if you’re wondering whether 2017 is the year you’re ready to make such a commitment.

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When Should I List My House?

Spring is traditionally the busiest time of year for homebuying, but winter has its advantages.

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Tips For Traveling With Older Parents

Valerie Grubb loves to travel. Not only that, she loves to travel with her mom. In the past 20 years, the author of “Planes, Canes, and Automobiles: Connecting With Your Aging Parents Through Travel” has logged more than 300,000 miles with her mother, now 85. “It’s been one of the best things I’ve ever done,”...

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When It’s Time for Kids to Get Their Own Insurance

Here are some considerations to weigh when it’s time to leave the familial coverage nest.

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Slow Cooker Creations

Healthy, classic or decadent – no matter how you prefer your slow cooker creations – these three delicious recipes are sure to satisfy. Healthy Recipes like Pinch of Yum’s quinoa chicken primavera disprove the idea that slow cookers work best with fatty meats. Made with quinoa, chicken, peas, asparagus and pesto, this casserole-like dish packs...

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Stay Active With These Winter Workouts

Our motivation drops with every snowfall, but you can stay active when cold weather hits. Fight off hibernation habits with these winter workouts. Shoveling snow • A person weighing 170 pounds can burn about 250 calories over 30 minutes of shoveling, according to North Dakota State University. • Shoveling increases your heart rate and provides...

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Food Puzzles Your Pet Will Love

When the cat’s away, the mice will play. But when the human’s away, what does the cat do? Food puzzles keep your pet occupied when you’re not home. They can be found at pet stores and online, and have several difficulty levels for various animal species. These puzzles compel pets to forage for food using...

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Got Game? Your Smartphone Does

Winter means lots of time spent indoors. Lots. And there are only so many movies and You-Tube cat videos that one can watch. Why not liven things up with a board game or two? But instead of hauling your circa-1985 edition of Trivial Pursuit or Risk from the basement, check out a new game on...

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Easy Peasy Natural Home Remedies

Looking for an all-natural way to keep you and your environs sparkling? Here are five natural remedies to try – and you probably already have the ingredients in your cabinets. Wood polish Mix the juice of 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of water. Dab onto a cloth and wipe into...

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Test Drive: 2017 Toyota RAV4 Platinum

While it has been on the market for 20 years, the Toyota RAV4 continues to shine as one of the best compact SUVs for its features, technology and safety. Its smaller size makes the RAV4 easy to maneuver and park, yet there is still plenty of space for five adults, including rear seat passengers, who will...

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Online Car-Buying 101

Shopping for a used cars online is easier than ever. Here are some tips for buying used on the internet courtesy of AAA Car Doctor John Paul.

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John Leguizamo’s Jeep Wrangler

Colombian-born, Queens, N.Y.-raised John Leguizamo is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, playwright and producer – making him one of the busiest performers in Hollywood. He has appeared on Broadway and in more than 100 films (“Carlito’s Way,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Ride Along”) and television shows (“ER,” “Bloodline”). His latest film, ”John Wick: Chapter 2” hits theaters Feb....

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Driver Do’s and Don’ts: Right Way to Store Summer Tires

With big treads and softer rubber, winter tires give your vehicle better traction on nasty roads. If you recently made the switch to winter rollers, here’s some advice from AAA’s Car Doctor John Paul on what to do with your summer set for the next few months. DO Clean the tires with soap and water...

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