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Your AAA Magazine March 2018

Spring is so close you can almost taste it. That means warm weather, longer days and time to work on those home improvements you had to put off all winter. Inside the latest issue of Your AAA Magazine, you can find many handy home improvement tips, plus a My First Car article with hottest names in home improvement, The Property Brothers. Flip through for classic American road trips, cruising for young adults and tasty food trends, too!

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Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott on Their ’83 Chrysler E-Class

HGTV's Property Brothers share memories of their first car.

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Picking the Right Tool for Your Home Project

Having the right tools for a home improvement project can make a world of difference. Lowe’s spokesperson Matt Michaels had this advice for some potential tool quandaries.

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I want to sell my old house. How can I make it feel move-in ready?

1. Decluttering a house helps no matter its age. 2. A fresh coat of paint – interior and, if applicable, exterior – can do wonders. Stick with neutral colors for the widest appeal. 3. New carpet can make an impact, and it doesn’t have to be costly. 4. Think about updating lighting fixtures and replacing...

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Sights and Adventures Along America’s Byways

Take a trip down some of the longest and most legendary roads in America.

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Tips for Traveling America’s Historic and Scenic Roads

There are thousands of miles of historic and scenic roads across America that are part of our national heritage. Each one of them gives you a glimpse of our county in its own special style.

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AAA is a Driving Force for America’s Roads

AAA is pretty much synonymous with American roads. No surprise, then, that AAA was a driving force behind the America’s Byways program. As a pioneer of scenic routes, AAA introduced maps that highlighted these roads in 1983. It was also at the forefront of the movement to address America’s crumbling roadway system, and save the...

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Enjoy Fabulous Las Vegas No Matter Your Budget

The glamour of Las Vegas has long beckoned travelers looking to hit it big on a glitzy escape from the daily grind. While the city made its name on casino gambling, today’s Vegas is increasingly family-friendly. Its lineup of attractions, hotels and restaurants offers something for budget-minded travelers, high rollers and everyone between. Budget Stay:...

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Spring Into Shape With Outdoor Chores

This spring, take advantage of the time you'll already be spending outside and burn more calories by turning your outdoor chores into workouts.

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What’s New in Interior Design: The 1970s

Picture it: You come home to find Dad watching TV in the living room, flipping between “MASH” and the latest Watergate report on the evening news. You hear the soulful sound of Marvin Gaye on the radio and follow it to find Mom making Jiffy Pop in her avocado-green kitchen, counters and appliances alike splashed...

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How to Pack a Box Like a Pro

If you're planning on moving or cleaning up this spring, you'll probably be packing a lot of boxes. Keep in mind these tips from moving experts.

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Behind the Wheel of a 2018 Kia Rio EX

The all-new Kia Rio comes in both a four-door sedan and hatchback. There are three trim levels, the LX, EX and S. All models are powered by the same 130-horsepower, four-cylinder engine. Manual and automatic transmissions are available in all trims. I drove the EX hatchback version with an automatic transmission. These days, with minivans...

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Driving the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

If you are shopping for a mid-sized, three-row SUV, the Santa Fe is certainly one to consider.

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New AAA Senior Driving Study Coming Down the Pike

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety will soon release new information on the driving habits of older drivers. The research is the second phase of the foundation’s groundbreaking senior driver study, the Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers project, or LongROAD for short. The multiyear project, which began in 2015, has resulted in the largest and...

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AAA Leads Teen Driving Safety Efforts

Helping teens learn to drive safely is one of the most important missions we have at AAA. Why? Because motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. At AAA, our commitment to helping teens drive safely dates to the 1940s. That was the start of our successful driver training...

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Meal Ideas to Boost Colon Health

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. For colon health, Dr. Isabelle von Althen-Dagum, a gastroenterologist at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, N.Y., recommends a diet high in fish, vegetables and fruits. To foster a colon-healthy diet at home, try these simple meal ideas from von Althen-Dagum. Keep the health kick going...

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The Best Lake Getaways in Fulton County

Nestled in the south of the Adirondack Mountains and north of the Capital Region, Fulton County is a standout in New York State.

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Younger Travelers Take to Cruising

Millennials are sailing more. Recent industry surveys found that 85 percent of people between ages 18 and 34 have more interest in cruise travel – particularly in small ship and river cruising – compared to one year ago, and they are cruising more often than Gen Xers (35-50) or baby boomers (50-68), too. Cruise lines...

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Where to Stay in Hawaii

From luxury resorts to intimate rooms by the beach, grab your own little slice of paradise in the Aloha State.

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Seven of the Most Scenic Spots in US National Parks

U.S. national parks boast some of the most picturesque locations in the world. Here are a few you can’t miss.

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Exploring the Canadian Rockies and Pacific Northwest by Rail

Your guide to an unforgettable railroad adventure among mountain peaks and pristine coastlines.

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When to Replace Your Central AC System

Central air not cooling? Here's how to know when it's time to replace your central air conditioning system.

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Why You Should Have a Rainy Day Fund

Things don’t always go the way you expect them to. Learn how to build your rainy day fund and be financially prepared for when an emergency occurs.

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Best New England Day Trips for Couples

From hiking and kayaking to dining on farm-to-table delicacies, the New England states offer many tempting ways for couples to spend the day together.  

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