COVER FEATURE: Colorado Getaways 2016

A hiker descends High Dune, the second tallest dune in North America, in Great Sand Dunes National Park, after being caught seriously off guard by a sandstorm near the summit. © Eric Magayne Colorado’s iconic attractions are globally, spectacularly popular, which requires some advance planning, and maybe a back-up plan, to ensure a successful trip. … Read more »

Colorado First: A walk on the wild side

At Mission: Wolf being greeted by long time ambassador wolf Zeab, is an experience, and an education, visitors won’t soon forget. © Debi Boucher By Pat Woodard Originally published: July/August 2016 One summer when I was growing up, somebody parked a flatbed trailer outside town. On the trailer was a cage and inside the cage… Read more »

Online Feature: Boulder: The Republic of Tea

University of Colorado students celebrate a friend’s birthday at Dushanbe Teahouse in Boulder. © Matt Bidwell By Laurel Kallenbach  Originally published: July/August 2016 Known for mountain views, microbrews and farm-to-fork menus, Boulder also brews up exotic international teas—some blended right in town. Dushanbe Teahouse 1770 13th St., 303-442-4993 © Matt Bidwell One recent rainy Sunday… Read more »

yourAAA: Member Benefits News

Originally published: July/August 2016 Retail Store Spotlight: South Metro, Denver AAA Colorado’s South Metro store, serving the South Denver communities of Southglenn, Centennial, and Highlands Ranch, is hosting an Open House Event on Saturday, August 20, 2016, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., at 7400 S. University Blvd., in the Albertsons shopping center on the corner of… Read more »

Road review: Battle of the beasts

Which 2016 pickup rises above the other—the Ford F-150 or the Chevrolet Silverado? It’s hard to lose between the two, our writer says, but he had a clear favorite.  By Bryce Crawford Originally published: July/August 2016 Pitting the new 2016 Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado against each other creates a clear dichotomy, splitting full-size supporters… Read more »

My Colorado Photos

Editors’ note: The Editors chose winning photos from the dozens received by email through  Originally published: July/August 2016 Colorado dog Kelly Klein of Denver photographed her dog, Lou, a Golden Retriever, jumping off the dock at Shadow Mountain Lake near Grand Lake. “This is the epitome of Lou. He is truly a Colorado dog… Read more »

President’s Message: Identity and privacy

Linda Cavanagh, AAA Colorado President and CEO. © Evan Semón Originally published: July/August 2016 Recently the Colorado Department of Revenue introduced a redesigned Colorado driver’s license. I still do not like my photograph, but the new design will help protect my identity. The card design includes an entirely new format and enhanced features, including laser-engraved information… Read more »

Safe Roads: Risky behaviors

Originally published: July/August 2016 About 87 percent of drivers engaged in at least one risky behavior while behind the wheel within the past month, according to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. These disturbing results come as nearly 33,000 Americans died in car crashes in 2014, and preliminary estimates project a 9 percent… Read more »

Insurance FYI: Stress-free insurance claims

Originally published: July/August 2016 Whether you experience a fender bender in the parking lot or a damaging cooking fire, AAA Colorado has tips for making the claims process as smooth as possible. The aftermath of any incident can be difficult, but understanding which steps to take will efficiently streamline the claims process. Preparation is key…. Read more »