Plan Your 2017 Vacation Based on Your Personality


Somehow it’s already November and before you know it, it will be 2017.  It can be daunting to think too far ahead to next year, but now is the perfect time to plan next year’s big travel plans.   There are countless places to see in the world, and many different ways to travel, so… Read more »

Italy: Get an Insider’s Experience


Italy is one of the most popular countries to visit in Europe, with many world-famous cities and historical monuments scattered all throughout the country. Visitors can see these places whether they are traveling alone or with a group. However, there are some experiences that give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the history, culture and lifestyle… Read more »

5 Awesome Port Cities Along the Mediterranean


The Mediterranean continues to be a popular cruise destination, thanks to the many different countries, cultures, attractions, and history you can experience. You can visit cities that see millions of guests, and then the next day set foot in places that still remain hidden to most tourists. Our travel partner Regent Seven Seas Cruises® knows the… Read more »

River Cruising: A Family Adventure


It’s a common misconception that river cruising is reserved just for adults. In fact, many people may not know that river cruises offer some incredible experiences for children, tween, teens and families. Our friends and experts at Uniworld Boutique River Cruises reveal just a few of the amazing adventures families can have aboard a river… Read more »


The small town of Matera, in southern Italy, is home to the Sassi di Matera (ancient cave dwellings), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. © Francesco Iacobelli/Corbis Originally published in January/February 2016 Where will you go in 2016? AAA Colorado is your trusted travel adviser—through EnCompass magazine, TourBooks, maps, and Travel Agents, all complimentary with your… Read more »

Discover Italy’s Best Kept Secret


If you long to visit the “real” Italy, unfettered by crowds of tourists, our travel experts have some ideas for you. With a twenty-five-year history of introducing guests to gems along the back roads of Europe, our travel partner company, Tauck, specializes in creating insider travel experiences that take you deep into the authentic heart… Read more »

AAA Traveler: Italy’s secluded getaway

The small and charming port of Ponza, Italy. © Claudio Zaccherini /Shutterstock By Walt Bonora Originally published: June 2015 La dolce di far niente. The sweetness in doing nothing.  There are some places in the world where its people can be in that state of mind—Italy is one of them, especially on the island of… Read more »

Colorado First: Colorado veteran’s memorials

The author reflects upon the Colorado men and women who paid the ultimate price in service to our country, at the Colorado Freedom Memorial in Aurora. © Anne Woodard By Pat Woodard It’s a good thing that being a smug and scoffing twerp is something you can outgrow. Being a teenager in the 1960s seemed… Read more »