10 Wild Things You Can Experience While On Safari


By Jesse Wilson   For many travelers, an African safari is a dream vacation that is sure to be unlike any other adventure they’ll experience elsewhere in the world. Safaris are often remembered as the trip of a lifetime because of the incredible experiences that will never be forgotten. Below are 10 wild and exotic… Read more »

The hottest trends for travel in 2017


By Joe Maloney, VP Travel AAA Colorado   The booking season for people intending to travel during the peak travel months (May through September) is in full swing, and pent-up demand from a turbulent 2016 is resulting in record numbers of Americans traveling abroad this year.  The following are the most significant trends we are… Read more »

5 Great Cars for Teenage Drivers

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    Teenage drivers are everywhere. Whether they’re going to and from school, driving to extra-curricular activities, or socializing with friends, teens are often behind the wheel. Busy schedules and driving with friends can mean distracted driving. Coupled with inexperience, and the statistics show that teens are more at risk for accidents.   It’s certainly a very… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Hawaii’s “Big Island”

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By Jesse Wilson   Hawaii is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, hosting millions of visitors from across the globe every year. While there are eight main islands, most tourists spend their time on the three most popular islands: Oahu, Maui, or Kauai. Certainly, each of these islands is a wonderful… Read more »

Regarding the EU Commission and Travel Visas to Europe

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Dear AAA Members and Fellow Travelers,   Last week, the European Union Commission passed a resolution calling for an end to US citizen’s ability to travel to Europe without a visa. This was in response to the US not providing visa-free incoming access to citizens of five EU countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania)…. Read more »

Your Savings Go Further as a AAA Member

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AAA isn’t just a roadside assistance service company. We help our member save money with a variety of benefits covering many different aspects of your day-to-day life. One of those lesser-known benefits is its access to preferred savings rate just for AAA members. If you’re considering opening a CD, Money Market account, or savings account,… Read more »

5 Ways to Increase the Romance on a Cruise


Vacations can mean a lot of different things, depending on the traveler. They can be adventurous getaways, a chance to make family memories, a time to relax and unwind, or even a romantic escape for lovers. One of the most romantic ways to travel is via cruise ships, where all your needs are met with… Read more »

Most (and Least) Expensive States to Own a Car: Where Does Colorado Rank?

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The cost of owning a vehicle goes far beyond the price agreed upon at the dealership. There are car insurance premiums, sales tax, title and registration fees, repairs and maintenance, gas money, and more. To find out the real costs of owning a vehicle, GObankingrates.com recently analyzed key expenses of car ownership by state, excluding… Read more »

6 Awesome European Port Cities You Can Visit Via Ocean Cruise

By Jesse Wilson   Planes and trains aren’t the only way to travel to some of the world’s most famous cities. Cruising provides not only a fun and luxurious way of travel, but also an excellent mode of transportation to get to many of Europe’s popular destinations. The experts at Holland America Line highlight some… Read more »

Reasons you should take a European River Cruise NOW


By Joe Maloney, Vice President Travel AAA Colorado   The rivers are the original highways in Europe, where indigenous peoples traded good and services for many hundreds if not thousands of years.  One could argue that many of the oldest established communities exist along the rivers, and because of the associated economic drivers the rivers… Read more »



By Jesse Wilson   As we descended down the Trout Creek Pass along HWY 285, the collegiate peaks rising against the horizon, I realized this was the first time I hadn’t had to drudge along with plodding traffic on my way up the mountains to ski. This only added to my excitement the visit Crested… Read more »

What You Need to Know Before Planning a Vacation to Cuba


You probably know that at the end of 2014, Cuba became open to US travelers for the first time since 1958. Now, many travel and cruise companies, such as AAA preferred travel partner Royal Caribbean, have begun to offer vacation packages and cruises there. Cuba is home to legendary sights, iconic music, and distinct culture,… Read more »

Why 2017 is the Best Year to Travel Internationally

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By Joe Maloney   Due to the current strength of the US dollar, Americans who plan to travel overseas can make their budgets go farther than ever this year without having to spend more money.  This year is the perfect time for savvy travelers to plan trips in foreign countries.   At the start of… Read more »

7 Non-Electric Cars with Great MPG Ratings

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Even though hybrids and electric cars take the prize when it comes to fuel efficiency, they can be more costly upfront. If fuel efficiency is important to you, but you’re not quite ready for a hybrid or electric vehicle, there are some good options on the market that can help you save at the pump…. Read more »

Everyday AAA Discounts to Save You Money

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By Jesse Wilson   Are you fully taking advantage of your AAA membership? AAA discounts are not limited to just hotels and car rentals; you can save at hundreds of locations, including these businesses that offer popular items and purchases with special discounts for AAA members.   Movie Tickets – Did you know that you… Read more »

Fact or fiction? AAA busts insurance myths

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  When it comes to insurance coverage, don’t believe everything you hear. Understanding fact versus fiction can help you make the best decisions when it comes to choosing the insurance coverage that’s best for you.  The insurance experts at AAA are happy to help set the record straight on some commonly believed insurance myths.  … Read more »

When to Legally and Safely Use Hazard Lights


When you live in a large city like Denver, Colorado Springs, or Boulder, parking can be a challenge. Sometimes you have to do several laps before a spot opens up. Every once in a while, you may see someone double park and put their hazards on so they can run into a store quickly or… Read more »

Lesser-known Benefits of AAA Colorado Membership


There are many benefits that come along with being a member of AAA Colorado. From roadside assistance to travel and insurance discounts, AAA Colorado works hard to support the members of our community on and off the road. Since membership benefits can vary between different AAA clubs, here are some of the lesser known AAA… Read more »

The Hottest New Car Technology for 2017

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  In today’s fast-moving economy, cars are evolving quicker than ever before. There’s new technology, improved safety features, better construction and much more. If you’re planning to purchase a new vehicle next year, you will find many technological advances and updates, especially if you haven’t checked out a new vehicle in the last decade.  … Read more »

How to Spend a Winter Weekend in Pagosa Springs


Uncover the snowy enchantment of this Southwest Colorado haven By Morgan Tilton I became familiar with Pagosa Springs in a roundabout way. Raised in a neighboring Southwest Colorado town, when I was growing up Pagosa was renowned by kids for its natural—and odorous—hot springs. (The name Pagosa, even comes from the Ute Indian words, Pah,… Read more »