My Colorado Photos

Originally published: March/April 2017 Editors’ note: The Editors chose winning photos from dozens received online at AAA.com/photocontest and via email at photocontest@colorado.aaa.com.  Powdered peak Alicia Piavis of Denver submitted this photo by email of her snowshoeing adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park. “My husband, Whil, and I head to the mountains every chance we get,”… Read more »

President’s Message: Invested in the future

Originally published: March/April 2017 In April, AAA Insurance will again be the presenting sponsor of the Denver Auto Show. I am looking forward to seeing all the new car models there. The show has something for everyone—whether you favor domestic brands such as Ford, Chevy, or Chrysler; or you lean toward foreign automakers such as… Read more »

Safe Roads: Protecting those who protect us

By Tom Hess Originally published: March/April 2017 While assisting a motorist on the side of I-25 south of Castle Rock, Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue was struck and killed Nov. 25, 2016, by a trucker who allegedly failed to move over into an open lane—the latest of several recent fatalities and injuries involving roadside emergency… Read more »

Insurance FYI: Savvy shopping

By Tom Hess Originally published: March/April 2017 If you’re shopping for or renewing an auto insurance policy, chances are you’re looking for solutions that will be light on your wallet. Take a few minutes to become insurance savvy and save time and money—and help protect your family and property. “As with any major purchase, it’s… Read more »

COVER FEATURE: TRAVEL EDITION 2017: EUROPE

Ancient fortification of Dubrovnik, seen from Fort Minceta, with Lokrum Island in the background. © Philippe Giraud/Corbis via Getty Images Originally published January/February 2017 Where will you go in 2017? AAA Travel Agents add significant value, convenience and peace of mind to your special holiday at the destinations listed here—value found only through one of… Read more »

COVER FEATURE: TRAVEL EDITION 2017: EXOTICS

The marabou stork, with its unmistakable pink gular sac at its throat, is among the largest birds in the world, gregarious and colonizing—one of more than a thousand avifauna that join animal life in Kenya. © Micato Safaris Originally published January/February 2017 Where will you go in 2017? AAA Travel Agents add significant value, convenience… Read more »

COVER FEATURE: TRAVEL EDITION 2017: TROPICS

Vintage cars and their owners mingle in Parque Central, with Gran Teatro de La Habana, home of the Cuban National Ballet, in the background. © Lucas Vallecillos Originally published January/February 2017 Where will you go in 2017? AAA Travel Agents add significant value, convenience and peace of mind to your special holiday at the destinations… Read more »

COVER FEATURE: TRAVEL EDITION 2017: NORTH AMERICA

The trans-Canadian train Rocky Mountaineer traverses sharply contrasting climates and unparalleled scenes that you simply won’t find in Colorado. © Rocky Mountaineer Originally published January/February 2017 Where will you go in 2017? AAA Travel Agents add significant value, convenience and peace of mind to your special holiday at the destinations listed here—value found only through… Read more »

COVER FEATURE: TRAVEL EDITION 2017: CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA

The Amazon River cruise available through Natural Habitat Adventures can be a noisy affair—with the sounds of birds. © WWF-US/J.J. Huckin Originally published January/February 2017 Where will you go in 2017? AAA Travel Agents add significant value, convenience and peace of mind to your special holiday at the destinations listed here—value found only through one… Read more »

Colorado First: Tropical Denver in winter

Bundled up against the cold outside, visitors enjoy the warmth of a bonsai display inside the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Marnie’s Pavilion. © Scott Dressel-Martin Originally published January/February 2017 By Pat Woodard Some days, you just have to get away—away from slate gray skies and snow that falls sideways, from the tyranny of ice scrapers and… Read more »

Online Feature: Volcano rising

Krakatau volcano at Universal Orlando erupts with fiery lava effects at night, and streaming waterfalls by day. © Universal Orlando Originally published January/February 2017 By Tom Hess Rising 200 feet above Florida’s tropical landscape is Krakatau, but magma didn’t form this volcano. Universal Orlando Resort built it as the centerpiece of a new 30-acre waterpark… Read more »

yourAAA: Member Benefits News

Originally published January/February 2017  Show time How do you decide on the travel plan, of the thousands available online, that offers the best value on the most memorable adventure your money can buy? Attend the Vacations Showcase presented by AAA Travel on Feb. 4 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High and you’ll begin an… Read more »

Road Review: Battle of the best compacts: Civic vs. Corolla

2016 Honda Civic Sedan. Courtesy of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Originally published January/February 2017 By Bryce Crawford Confessing up front, I’m a big Civic fan. The flagship econo-box from Honda has squired me from place to place for years, acting as my first and third cars. But I also have a personal relationship with… Read more »

My Colorado Photos

Editors’ note: The Editors chose winning photos from the dozens received by email through photocontest@colorado.aaa.com. Photo submissions can now also be made at AAA.com/photocontest.  Originally published January/February 2017  Ever alert Todd Keleske of Grand Lake photographed this scene while out for a brisk morning walk around Grand Lake with his wife Ro, and their 2… Read more »

President’s Message: Let’s dream together

Originally published January/February 2017 AAA Colorado will host the 2017 Vacations Showcase on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. This will be a perfect chance for AAA Colorado members to discover many of the worldwide travel options available to you, learn about special show deals, and receive expert travel-planning advice. Linda… Read more »

Safe Roads: Rage is reckless

© iStock/Carlos_bcn Originally published January/February 2017 Nearly 80 percent of motorists—eight in 10—drove with life-endangering aggression at least once in the past year, according to a study released in the second half of 2016 by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. “It’s completely normal for drivers to experience anger behind the wheel, but we must… Read more »

Insurance FYI: Small cracks, big problems

Water pours from a crack in a freeze-damaged pipe. © Shutterstock/Paul Tessier Originally published January/February 2017 Freezing temperatures can burst both plastic and copper pipes, and an 1/8-inch crack can spew up to 250 gallons of water per day, causing flooding, serious structural damage, and the potential for mold. Recovery can be difficult and costly…. Read more »

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