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Your AAA Magazine July 2017

You can’t help but fall in love with the musical mecca that is Memphis, Tennessee. From the Rock ‘n’ Soul museum to the Graceland mansion of Elvis Presley, there’s so much to do in Memphis, which is known to many as the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. We take you there in the latest issue of Your AAA digital magazine, plus we explore some of the nicest hotels in the country, how car brands got their names and catch up with Chris Hardwick, host of “@midnight” on Comedy Central, to hear the story of his first car.

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Memphis Pulses to a Rock ‘n’ Roll Beat

When the music started, the people who had been standing around began to tap their toes, bounce their heads and move their hips to the beat. But this wasn’t a dance hall or a dimly lit club. It was a museum. Yet people couldn’t help themselves when the distinctive sounds of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry...

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4 Car Repairs to Make Before It’s Too Late

Paying for car repairs is about as much fun as a trip to the dentist. And, like the dentist, some people will go to great lengths to avoid a trip to the shop. But drivers who skip or delay important repairs expose their vehicles to dangerous situations and costlier fixes down the road, AAA’s Car...

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Impress With Recipes From AAA Diamond Rated Restaurants

Concoct expertly crafted dishes in your home with the help of AAA Diamond Rated restaurants. These recipes will ensure you three courses of fancy summer fare. 1. A fresh start Start sophisticated with the Champagne mango salad created by chef Jean Georges Vongerichten for his AAA Five Diamond Rated, self-titled restaurant in New York City....

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Are You Pampered Enough at the Spa?

You’ve decided to treat yourself to a day (or more!) at a spa. How do you get beyond the gorgeous photos you’ll see online and find out if this is the place for you? “What a lot of people do is just walk into a spa and think they’re going to feel great when they...

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Putting a Five Diamond Shine on the Big Apple

If you’re looking to experience the finer side of New York City, AAA has you covered. For more than 80 years, AAA has inspected and rated both hotels and restaurants on behalf of AAA members. The highest ranking – AAA’s Five Diamond Award – is reserved for the best of the best. Earlier in the...

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New Massachusetts Four Diamond Hotels for 2017

AAA added four Massachusetts hotels to its exclusive Four Diamond list for 2017. Boston Park Plaza: This hotel is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year after completing a multiyear, $100 million renovation in 2016. Furniture and fixtures throughout the hotel were replaced, the 1,060 guestrooms and communal areas were completely redone and a library room...

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What’s in a (Car) Name?

Automobile brand names have some funky histories, and many borrow from other languages. Check out the roots of these company titles and drop some linguistic trivia on your next road trip. Volvo This luxury brand opted for a Latin name, one that perfectly describes a car’s purpose. Rooted in the verb volvere, Volvo translates to...

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Drumming Out a Workout

I’m a drummer, and when I finish playing a show, I’m exhausted. Playing the drums requires constant motion in both legs and both arms. That, plus setting up and breaking down equipment, makes for a tiring workout. But does it count as exercise? To find out, I geared up with a Fitbit and got behind...

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Test Drive: 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

After 60 years on sale in the U.S., the Nissan Pathfinder is one of the true pioneers in the SUV world. While it may be a “senior” in the segment, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is no slow-moving, muumuu-wearing granny. It’s a hot, single grandma whose hobbies include competitive country dancing and backpacking. The Pathfinder received...

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