Discover the Holiday Magic of Europe with AmaWaterways

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It’s not too late to plan your holiday escape, and we know just where to go. Get swept up in the Christmas Market joy of Europe’s holiday season. Enjoy white hilltops, twinkling lights, hot cocoa, glühwein and more. One of the best ways to experience the wonder of the Christmas Markets is on an AmaWaterways European river… Read more »

Great Family Getaways for Halloween

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Haunted houses, graveyard tours, corn mazes and pumpkin patches. Fun, spooky thrills can be found all over Colorado and the U.S., offering the perfect Halloween getaway for your family. Here are a few eerie – and not so eerie – Halloween vacation ideas.   Colorado Halloween Fun   Throughout the state, you can find ghost… Read more »

What’s the Cost of Vehicle Ownership?

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In the market for a new vehicle? There are a lot of factors to consider that could affect the kind of vehicle you purchase, such as depreciation, maintenance and repair and fuel economy. All these elements contribute to the annual cost of owning a vehicle. The latest research from AAA shows that owning and operating… Read more »

What’s New at Universal Orlando Resort?

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If you haven’t noticed, there’s a lot happening at Universal Orlando Resort. For those planning a getaway to this exciting three-park destination, there’s even more growth continuing through 2017 and into 2018. Here’s a glimpse at what you have to look forward to at Universal Orlando Resort.   Fast & Furious — Supercharged Debuting in… Read more »

Great Destinations to Visit this Fall

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One of the best parts about autumn is the changing leaves. When the bright greens of summer give way to the vibrant red, oranges and yellows of fall, it makes for a truly breathtaking scene. This magical fall tradition is a treat to experience, and there are a few destinations that deliver a spectacular view…. Read more »

Experience These 5 Incredible Adventure Travel Destinations

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If you haven’t heard, adventure travel is the biggest trend in the tourism industry. Travelers from all over the world are seeking active, engaging experiences for their vacations. Luckily, there are hundreds of places you can go for adventure travel. Here are five of the best adventure travel destinations in the world. Costa Rica It… Read more »

2018 Vehicle Models: What’s New in Design and Technology

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The automotive industry doesn’t follow the traditional calendar when it comes to releasing new cars. The 2018 models can arrive anytime after 2017 starts, and many will be available before the new year. Some models are all-new, while others are redesigns of existing vehicles. Check out some of the new vehicles rolling out in 2018…. Read more »

Colorado Mountain Golf Courses

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Looking for ways to spend your long summer days? There’s nothing like playing a round of golf while enjoying the majestic Colorado backdrop. From Breckenridge to Larkspur, here are some of the most scenic places to play golf in the state. Get ready to tee up! Breckenridge Golf Club in Breckenridge With panoramic views of… Read more »

A Long Weekend at Disneyland®

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Summer is the season of long weekend vacations. And what better place to bring the family than Disneyland® Resort in California? If you’ve never been or haven’t visited in a while, now is the time to go. There’s so much happening—new attractions, exciting entertainment, delicious dining—it may be hard to pack it all into one… Read more »

Buying New vs. Used Vehicles

Munich, Germany - 3rd July, 2015: Skoda Superb cars stopped on the parking during the press launch. The first generation of Superb was debut in 2001 on the market. The third generation of luxury liftback from Skoda is powered by diesel or petrol engines (pushing out 110-280 HP). The Superb is the most luxury car in Skoda offer.

If you’re in the market for a vehicle, purchasing a brand-new car or SUV is not your only option. In fact, buying a used car may make more sense for your given situation. There are a lot of factors you should consider before you start shopping around. Budget First item to look at is your… Read more »

Can Your Car Battery Take the Heat?

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Colorado is in for some hot weather. Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90’s the next couple weeks, which can wreak havoc on car batteries. Believe it or not, heat is more detrimental to batteries than cold. Extreme weather can put a strain on your battery that can shorten its life. Summer heat evaporates… Read more »

Get off the Beaten Path with Small Town Museums in Colorado

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Several of the big cities in Colorado offer sight-seeing, skiing, and many other outdoor adventures. With so many people traveling during peak times of the year, the popular attractions can get very crowded. If you’re thinking about going off the beaten path and want to check out some small town museums, here is a list… Read more »

5 Reasons to Navigate the Waters of Tahiti with Windstar Cruises

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Located in the South Pacific, Tahiti, also known as French Polynesia, is admired for its colorful reefs, turquoise waters and romantic white-sand beaches.  Tahiti consists of 118 islands spread across five archipelagos. In total, Tahiti covers over two million square miles. While staying in an overwater bungalow or at a local resort is certainly a… Read more »

Tips for Wet-Weather Driving

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The spring and summer seasons bring more rain showers to many parts of the country. In Colorado, the summer months often bring heavy downpours, thunderstorms and flash floods. The wet weather can result in treacherous driving conditions. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 1 million traffic crashes occur each year… Read more »

Please Your Palate on a Wine-Themed River Cruise

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Rivers were the original highways, and there’s no better way to explore the cities along their shores than on a river cruise. If you want to add a little more flavor to your river adventure, why not try a wine cruise? AmaWaterways offers a unique, epicurean dimension to its itineraries with special wine-related experiences and… Read more »

Spread the Love: Explore Colorado’s More Remote Locales

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It’s no secret that we Coloradans love our state. We love talking about it, and we love exploring it. However, there’s a tendency to hit the same prevalent spots. There’s no denying the beauty of places like Rocky Mountain National Park, the Maroon Bells, Hanging Lake, and other prominent Colorado destinations. However, the state features… Read more »

Don’t Wreck Your Summer Road Trip

Advance preparation and planning are essential to a successful, fun-filled summer road trip. AAA recommends travelers seek assistance with their trip plans and preparations prior to departure. While many consumers have the confidence and knowledge to handle various aspects of their trip plans without help, having your vehicle professionally inspected by a trained technician before… Read more »

8 Places to Experience an Epic Vacation in the U.S.

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The summer travel season is almost here. If you’re seeking a fun getaway that doesn’t require a passport, you’re in luck. There are hundreds of exciting places to visit right here in the U.S., with plenty of attractions and activities to satisfy all kinds of travelers. AAA’s partner TravelBound has a few suggestions on cities… Read more »

Unusual Things Insurance Covers

Whether a satellite crashes into your home or a power outage spoils food in your refrigerator, your insurance might just cover some unusual damages. It’s a good idea to review your insurance policies so you know what coverage you have and if an unusual mishap – a lightning strike, aircraft crash or riot – will… Read more »

8 Reasons Why You Should Use A Travel Agent

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By Joe Maloney, Vice President, Travel and Retail Operations   Frequently, I am asked why, in this day and age, anyone would use a travel agent given the access to information and booking options online.  The answer comes down to the fact that not all travel purchases are the same. I generally put travel purchases… Read more »

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