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Your AAA Magazine October 2018

Explore the Northeast’s most beautiful and most unexpected spots for fall escapes. From the woods of Maine to Block Island to the southernmost town in New Jersey, fall is in full effect in our region. Also, October is Car Care Month here at AAA, so be sure to learn how to stay safe during a breakdown and vital ways to keep your car running and looking sharp.

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Fall Escapes to Suit Your Travel Style

No matter who you want to get away with this fall – your family, your girlfriends, the guys, the love of your life – there’s a trip that combines the season’s scenic splendor with activities that match your travel style. Enjoy reading about these fall escapes nestled throughout the Northeast. Romantic Escape Block Island, R.I....

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Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

None of us want, or ever expect, breakdowns on the side of the highway, dead batteries in driveways or blown tires in parking lots. It seems these things happen at the worst times, and at AAA we are proud to be able to make those times a little less frantic for our nearly 6 million...

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Breast Cancer Survivor Spreads Hope in Reach to Recovery Program

While battling a life-changing disease like breast cancer, it helps to have a support system in place. It’s especially helpful when someone who has survived breast cancer is in your corner, helping you navigate through the journey, from the initial diagnosis to undergoing treatment and beyond. Someone like Dianne Fonseca, a AAA member and Greenville,...

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Five Health Issues Facing All Women

By Cassandra Raposo and Rebecca Galib October brings with it many colors, like the vibrant red, orange and yellow of autumn leaves. October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so while brilliantly colored leaves are falling around us, another color – pink – is also making the rounds. According to the American Cancer Society, roughly...

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Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives and Money

A late-stage breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating. The five-year survival rate for women diagnosed with stage 0 or 1 breast cancer is nearly 100 percent. But it drops to 73 percent for women diagnosed at stage 3, and to 22 percent at stage 4, according to the American Cancer Society. The financial costs are...

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BRCA Mutations: When to Test Your Genes for Breast Cancer

You’ve heard of inheriting genes from your parents, like your eye and hair color, but what about inheriting breast cancer? BRCA1 and BRCA2 are inherited gene mutations linked to an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, 12 percent of women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer at...

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Insurance Towing Tips

How to handle a vehicle breakdown and stay safe at the roadside while waiting for a tow.

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10 Ways to Keep Your Ride Rad

Buying a vehicle is a big investment. And, like any other investment, you want to get a great return. The better you maintain your vehicle’s value, the more you’ll reap when it’s time to sell. Here are 10 steps to maintain your vehicle’s value. Buy Smart Vehicles don’t depreciate equally. Some makes and models are more...

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AAA Insurance Is Brand of the Year

We did it again! AAA Insurance has been named Brand of the Year for its multiline insurance offerings, according to the independent and prestigious 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend study. “It is an honor to be recognized as the highest ranked multiline insurance brand,” said Frank Doyle, senior vice president of insurance services for AAA Northeast. “An...

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Ships Give Plastic Straws the Heave-Ho

Cruise lines are joining a worldwide movement to eliminate plastic straws. More than four dozen ships across the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. fleet will eliminate single-use plastic straws by 2019. Guests currently receive plastic straws upon request, and will receive paper straws next year upon asking. The company, which includes Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity...

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Frights, Bites and Scary Nights on the N.Y. Haunted History Trail

If you can’t resist a good ghost story, the Haunted History Trail of New York State is full of them. With 82 allegedly haunted hotels, restaurants, museums and other eccentric spots to explore, there’s no better time than the spooky season to try and hit as many stops as you can. They’re scattered throughout the...

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Busy Weekdays Call for Quick Dishes

During the school year, the regular rigmarole of a busy parent’s day goes something like this: work, cook dinner, shuffle the kids to basketball practice and ballet class, make sure they do their homework, sleep. Wake up, repeat. Squeeze making lunches into the list and free time becomes a mere whisper in the wind. Quick dinners...

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Stylish 2018 Nissan Rogue Rivals Any Luxury Vehicle

This compact sport-utility vehicle comes in three trim levels powered by a 2.5-liter engine. This four-cylinder engine is connected to a continually variable transmission that can power the front wheels or – in the case with my test car – all four wheels. I tested the top-of-the line SL model with the premium package, which had...

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Sporty 2018 Infiniti Q60 AWD Powerful Enough for New England Winters

It seems like the number of luxury two-door sport coupes gets smaller every year. But one car that keeps getting better is the Infiniti Q60 coupe, an attractive-looking car with great lines. The Q60 has two engine choices: a four-cylinder 2.0-liter 208 horsepower engine and a V-6 engine that changes depending on trim level. The...

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Hardworking Ford F-150 Can Replace the Family Car

The Ford F-150 is the undisputed leader in pickup truck sales. Its seven versions come with various engines, cab configurations, bed lengths and rear-wheel- or four-wheel-drive versions. I drove the top-of-the-line Ford F-150 Limited Edition SuperCrew with a 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6 engine. The cabin is as luxurious as any passenger car, with spacious rear seating....

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Mario Lopez Dishes on His 1965 Ford Mustang

This California-born actor and television host rose to fame as high school wrestler A.C. Slater on the hit NBC sitcom “Saved by the Bell.” Since then, he has hosted TV shows like “America’s Best Dance Crew,” performed on Broadway, and hosted several radio programs, including “ON with Mario Lopez” on Premiere Networks. Watch him on...

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How to Build Savings While Paying Off Loans

It may seem impossible, but you can still build savings while paying off your debts. Learn how to strike the perfect balance with these tips.

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Useful Apps to Get the Most Out of Your Phone

Use your smartphone wisely with these top apps for productivity, travel and safety.

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Optional Car Rental Services

Hertz offers more than just rental cars. Take advantage of these extras to make your ride even more enjoyable.

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Thrill Rides at Universal Orlando Resort, Ranked

From the most thrilling to thrill rides for beginners, here is our rankings for the thrill rides at Universal Studios Orlando.

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The Most Fun You’ll Have at Sea

From mega slides to escape rooms, you’ll never be bored onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise.

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Explore India by River Cruise

Uniworld’s India river cruises highlight unique history, landmarks and savory cuisine from New Delhi to Kolkata.

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Improve Your Memory: 8 Strategies for Staying Sharp

Editor’s Note: Your AAA Network is offering readers a chance to sample new content and sign up for subscriptions to offerings from approved affiliated publishers. Your AAA editors have vetted these articles to ensure they are useful and from trustworthy sources. Have you ever walked into a room, paused, and wondered what in the heck you...

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