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Your AAA Magazine November 2017

Break out your beach bag. In this issue of Your AAA, we’re going to beautiful Punta Cana, where miles of white-sand beaches stretch along crystal-clear waters and where all-inclusive resorts cater to your every whim – whether it’s underwater adventure, a round of golf on an expert course or anything in between. Also find ideas for pleasing the vegetarian at your Thanksgiving table with dishes everyone will love, car care tips and more.

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Resorts Rule in Lush Punta Cana

If Walt Disney had set his sights on creating an ideal beach vacation playground instead of a theme park, it might have resembled something like Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic’s go-to beach destination. It’s situated on the east coast of the island, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea. The area, which escaped severe...

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Alton Brown’s 1971 Ford Pinto

Host of hit Food Network television shows like “Iron Chef America,” “Good Eats,” and “Cutthroat Kitchen,” Alton Brown is an award-winning celebrity chef, best-selling cookbook author and musician (yes, he sings). See him live this month as he kicks off the next leg of the “Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science” tour, which blends science,...

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Shop for Tires With Confidence

When shopping for tires, some drivers will pick the cheapest set available. Others will choose the ones made by the brand with the best reputation. It’s less likely that a vehicle owner will spend hours on research to find the best set to suit his or her vehicle needs. The good news is you don’t...

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A Plan for Paying Back Student Loans

College is an incredible experience. You make new friends. You explore new places. You learn how to write a seven-page research paper the night before it’s due. But on a serious note, one thing you might not learn at college is how to manage and pay back the money you borrowed to pay for your...

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Fare Everyone Will Love

Vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes will have vegetarians, vegans and omnivores alike giving thanks to the chef.

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Test Drive: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata

It’s not about the destination, but the journey when you’re traveling in the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Rather than getting somewhere fast (though the MX-5 is quick), driving this car is more about the experience of actually driving – the pure joy of being in control of your life and enjoying the twists and turns of...

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Financial Services Q&A: Monthly Car Payments

How much money should I spend on monthly car payments? This really depends on how much money you make and how much discretionary income you’re willing to put toward a vehicle. The general rule of thumb is to spend 10 to 15 percent of your income after taxes, but if you cut down on the...

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Save & Splurge: Raleigh, N.C.

Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital city, is a delight to visit, with a compact downtown, thriving restaurant scene, exploding craft brewery industry, and several free museums and green spaces. The walkable city is bursting with energy, and it can be fun to time your visit with one of the city’s many festivals. Make sure to check...

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A Little Car Maintenance Goes a Long Way

AAA estimates that Americans spend an average of 17,600 minutes driving each year. That translates into more than 293 hours, or just over 12 full days of driving time. That’s a lot of work for both car and driver. What could possibly go wrong? We know the dangers when drivers are impaired, drowsy or distracted....

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