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Your AAA Magazine September 2018

Make like a tree and leave. Set out for some of the Northeast’s best autumn experiences with inspiration from this issue of Your AAA Magazine. We highlight road trips and outdoor activities to make the most of the season. On your travels, you can sample some delicious fall dishes from AAA Diamond Rated restaurants, or try some recipes in your own kitchen. There’s lots more you can do at home, too. We have information on upkeep and other important matters. Start reading.

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Fall en Route to Canada’s Maritime Provinces

An autumn itinerary that encompasses some of our greatest hits of travel experiences for a family road trip to the Maritime Provinces.

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Developing Lifelong Safe Drivers Starts With You – and AAA

As a parent of three grown children, I still remember when each of them got a driver’s license. I was happy for them and knew how excited they were about this new level of independence. I also felt the fear of letting them behind the wheel on their own.

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Rest Stops Worth Seeing in the Northeast

For your next road trip: routes that include a variety of wonderful (rest) stops.

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Can I Rent My House Through a Home-Sharing Service?

Can I rent out my house through a home-sharing service? Many mortgages have occupancy clauses requiring a borrower to maintain a property as a primary home. Violating the clause may trigger severe penalties, like the entire loan becoming due. Also, lenders usually require homeowners insurance, which may prohibit the property from being used as a...

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Make Way for Wildlife

Why did the chicken cross the road? Probably for the same reason as the deer, or the turtle, or the turkey, or the squirrel, or the chipmunk, or the possum, or the moose. Drivers share the road with a whole host of furry and feathered friends, sometimes with tragic results. Animal-vehicle collisions killed more than...

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Your Home and Everything in It

Do you know how much it would cost to replace your home and everything in it? You should. Homeowners insurance can help restore your home following a tragedy, like a fire. Good insurance agents can help determine how much coverage homeowners should have, but it’s hard to craft comprehensive policies if homeowners don’t know what...

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AAA Employees Build up Charitable Efforts

The crack of hammers and the hum of saws hung over two homes in New Haven, Conn., recently as AAA Northeast employees supported a good cause. Employees from AAA offices in Garden City, N.Y.; Providence, R.I.; and Hamden and Bridgeport, Conn., helped at a Habitat for Humanity build site in New Haven, Conn. Folks from...

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The White Mountains Are Beautiful on Any Budget

Low-cost, mid-range and luxury options for where to stay, places to eat and things to do in the White Mountains region of New Hampshire.

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There’s Foliage Aplenty in These Ports of Fall

The next few weeks offer one of cruising’s rarest gems: the chance to combine a seaside journey with fantastic autumn views. During September and October, several cruise lines offer fall foliage voyages along the East Coast. These routes combine dazzling fall colors with stops in charming ports and, if you’re lucky, a humpback whale spotting...

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Exploring National Heritage in Massachusetts’ Essex Area

The Essex Coastal Scenic Byway runs 90 miles, from Lynn to Salisbury, and features stunning views, period architecture, beaches and great dining.

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Autumn Highlights in the Hudson Valley

All along the 315-mile route of the Hudson River, from its source in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks to its ebbing into New York Harbor, you’ll find stunning landscapes, inspirational vistas and opportunities to rekindle your sense of wonder. The river did, after all, inspire an entire art movement: the Hudson River Valley School....

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Choose Your Own Foliage Adventure With a Trip Tailored to Your Interests

The New England and Mid-Atlantic states offer some of the best leaf-peeping in the country, as well as activities like antiquing, fly-fishing, hiking, touring historic homes and enjoying local arts and culture.

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Following Fall: An Itinerary for an Extended Leaf-Peeping Season

Dedicated leaf-peepers can chase the seasonal color as autumn somersaults from north to south, linking worthy pit stops to create an extended experience.

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10 Daring Destinations Around the World for Adventure Seekers

1. New Zealand: The land of the Kiwis is almost synonymous with adventure. The world’s first zorbing site – where you roll down a hill inside a giant, transparent plastic ball – is in Rotorua, and the world’s first permanent bungee jump operation is at the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge near Queenstown. The hiking and...

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AAA Northeast Opens a New Campus in East Providence, R.I.

AAA Northeast employees, elected officials, businesspeople and others gathered in late July for a ceremonial opening of the new AAA East Providence campus. The site, at 10 River Road, along Wampanoag Trail, includes a AAA branch and a fleet and driver training center. The branch provides convenient access to AAA products and services, and the...

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Mike Love Remembers His 1949 Chevy Fleetline

Beach Boys co-founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Mike Love grew up in Southern California, performing with cousins Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson as part of the legendary Southern California group. With hits like “California Girls,” “Good Vibrations” and “Help Me Rhonda,” the Beach Boys became one of the best-selling groups of...

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Spruce Up Your Table With Fall Flavors

There are so many possibilities when it comes to cooking with fall’s bounty. Check out these ideas from chefs at AAA Diamond Rated restaurants.

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Four Autumn Activities for Fitness and Foliage

Fall may mean cooler weather, but there are several outdoor activities that are perfect for enjoying the crisp air and fall foliage views.

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US Park Perks You’ll Never Forget

The U.S. National Park Service turns 102 years old this year, and while I could easily give you 102 reasons to visit its 59 parks that draw 300 million visitors per year, let’s stick with 10 of the very best attractions to see at these natural wonderlands. 1. Mule rides have long been one of...

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Riverside Splendor: European Ports Rise in Stature as River Cruises Surge in Popularity

Many of Europe’s most celebrated cities owe their greatness to their location – the perfect spot on a navigable river that made trade and transport effortless. Today, these legendary rivers, from the Danube to the Douro, offer a scenic setting for increasingly popular river cruises. Here are 10 European ports I love. Amsterdam: The Amstel...

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Fall Home Maintenance Tasks to Put on Your To-Do List

Three home maintenance tasks to tackle before winter gets here.

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Today’s Slime Isn’t a Toy, But a DIY Project

You’re in the checkout line at the store when a young customer places her items onto the counter: Elmer’s glue, shaving cream, borax, glitter and food coloring. She bounces with excitement, as mom pays for the supplies. If you have young ones, you probably know exactly what’s going on: It’s slime time! Do-it-yourself slime videos...

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Fall Highlights in Westchester County

Fall in love with Westchester County over freshly picked apples, craft beverages, colorful changing leaves and a few spooky attractions.

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55 Reasons It’s Great to Be Over 55

Like fine wine, people only get better with age. Don’t believe it? We’ve got 55 reasons to convince you.

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Broken Phone? Here’s What to Do

Having a broken phone doesn't have to feel like the end of the world. Here are some tips on how to deal with the damage.

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24 Hours in NYC

10 Must-See Attractions for the Busy Traveler

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Must-See Destinations in Switzerland

8 places that will make your Swiss vacation even more memorable.

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Should You Automate Your Savings?

Why automated savings accounts are a smart option for helping to build your nest egg.

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What’s New and Upcoming at Mohegan Sun

Exciting new developments are in store at the Connecticut casino and resort.

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Douro River Cruises Showcase Portugal’s Winemaking, Historic Architecture

Experience Europe's best-kept secret in an intimate setting on a river cruise through Portugal's Douro River Valley.

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The Pros of Staying at a Universal Orlando Resort Hotel

The perks and benefits of staying on-site at Universal Orlando.

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Top 4 Locales for a Boston Staycation

In the mood for a quick getaway? Head to nearby Boston!

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