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Your AAA Magazine June 2017

Iceland is so much more than cities that are difficult to spell. It has one of the most dramatic landscapes in the world (you can see it on the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones”) and we explore those amazing places in the latest issue of Your AAA digital magazine. You can also learn about other fun places to travel solo in Europe, how to avoid unexpected car repairs and be reminded how to use a roundabout properly. We also answer questions about mortgage insurance and give a review of the new Volkswagen Passat.

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Iceland: Close By, But Worlds Away

It's not hard to see why Iceland has become such a popular travel destination.

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Don’t Break the Bank on Unexpected Car Repairs

Unless you’re rich Uncle Pennybags, spending $600 on car repairs is a tough pill to swallow. Unfortunately, that’s the going rate for the average car repair bill today, according to new AAA research. What’s more, an estimated 30 percent of Americans are unable to pay the average car repair bill without going into debt, the...

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Travel Europe by River Cruise, Train or Car

Backpacking is probably one of the most creative ways to see Europe, but it’s not the only way to explore the continent off-the-beaten path. Consider these modes of travel if you’re looking for a different perspective of Europe. River Cruising It’s easy to see why river cruising’s popularity is on the rise. Guests on these...

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Pet Allergies: When an Itch Means Something More

Ever think your pet might be allergic to you? While that may be a rare scenario, it’s increasingly clear that cats and dogs, like their human companions, can have allergies. Cornell University’s Baker Institute for Animal Health classifies potential pet allergies into three categories: atopic dermatitis caused by pollen, dust, mold and other natural irritants;...

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Tips on How to Use a Roundabout

Some drivers hate roundabouts. But a circular intersection benefits drivers in many ways. It reduces traffic congestion and lessens the types of crashes that kill or injure people by about 80 percent, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Of course, all that goes out the window if you don’t know...

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Boost Your Breakfast

It might not be the most important meal, but breakfast can be the most predictable if you’re traveling, making it one of the easiest times to eat healthy. “It starts your metabolism and it really helps refuel you,” said Jessica Crandall, a registered dietitian nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Breakfast basics such...

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Friendly Spots for Solo Trips

Traveling solo has its advantages. You’re free to set your own itinerary, and you don’t need to convince anyone else about whether a destination is worth visiting. That said, it’s understandable that a solo sojourn, especially your first, can be a little intimidating. If you’re a bit apprehensive about going it alone, consider these destinations....

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Explaining Mortgage Insurance

Q. Can you explain mortgage insurance? A. Mortgage insurance, sometimes referred to as private mortgage insurance or PMI, protects lenders against borrowers who default on their loans. Any borrower who puts down less than 20 percent on a mortgage should expect to pay mortgage insurance, which is often paid on a monthly basis with other...

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Test Drive: 2017 Volkswagen Passat

In a crowded midsize sedan market, the Volkswagen Passat is a standout for its German engineering at an affordable price point. Starting at just $22,440, the sedan – built in Chattanooga, Tenn. – is loaded with advanced technology, including many driver assistance systems that are often found in more expensive models. And its base engine is fun...

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Rob Corddry’s 1975 Ford Pinto

Massachusetts-born Rob Corddry is an actor, comedian and writer who has appeared in hit films such as “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Warm Bodies” and “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.” A longtime correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Corddry also created and starred in the Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Childrens Hospital” on...

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