COVER FEATURE: What’s new in cruising 2017

Originally published: March/April 2017 Travelers reap the rewards as cruise lines try to stay one wave or river bend ahead of each other.   Food Cooking classes have become extremely popular that many cruise lines have added culinary arts kitchens onboard. Courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises Foodies will relish new offerings as cruise lines… Read more »

COVER FEATURE: What will inspire you here?

The world-famous library of Livraria Lello e Irmao, in Porto, Portugal, is one of many places where author J.K Rowling drew her inspiration for the fantasy world of Harry Potter. © Kerrick James Cruise the Douro River through Portugal, a nation where J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter, reportedly found great inspiration. By Kerrick James… Read more »

COVER FEATURE: Into the ‘aquarium of the world’

Passengers aboard UnCruise’s Safari Endeavor watch a whale shark feed on plankton in the Sea of Cortez. © UnCruise Adventures/John Howard Cruising the Sea of Cortez, inaccessible by large cruise ships, gave the author a week of close encounters, drawing him to the wild side of this maritime desertscape. By Eric Lindberg Originally published: March/April… Read more »

Colorado First: Too Often Overlooked

The cast skeleton of a plant-eating Camptosaurus from the late Jurassic period stands in the Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita. In addition to bones, the museum features animatronic reproductions of dinosaurs that move, growl and, in the case of the Dilophosaurus, even spit water. © Dan Leeth From Stegosaurs to steam engines, three easily overlooked… Read more »

Online Feature: Scandinavian ‘celebrities’

Vikings covered trans-Atlantic territory—from Turkey to present-day Newfoundland—voyaging aboard sturdy, lightweight ships. Courtesy of The Field Museum, Chicago By Claire Walter Originally published: March/April 2017 According to legend, merciless warriors known as Vikings plundered and pillaged a wide swath of trans-Atlantic territory—from Turkey to present-day Newfoundland—voyaging aboard sturdy, lightweight ships, and sailing under a square… Read more »

yourAAA: Member Benefits News

The tents of Denver International Airport’s Main Terminal reflect in the windows of The Westin DIA, a new AAA Four Diamond property. Courtesy of The Westin Hotel Originally published: March/April 2017 Colorado’s top AAA-rated properties Two Colorado hotels recently joind the list of AAA Four Diamond rated properties, while a Five Diamond hotel continues its… Read more »

Road Review: Exotic beauties

Lamborghini Huracán ©Eros Maggi The Denver Auto Show displays excellence for four days. By Bryce Crawford Originally published: March/April 2017 When it comes to automotive spectacle, there’s nothing between Los Angeles and Chicago like the Denver Auto Show, running April 5–9 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. With breaks for the war years,… Read more »

My Colorado Photos

Originally published: March/April 2017 Editors’ note: The Editors chose winning photos from dozens received online at and via email at  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 »