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AAA Talking Travel 4/4/20

April 4th, 2020 12:00am

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AAA Talking Travel 3/28/20

COVID-19 Updates

March 28th, 2020 12:00am

With travel policies constantly changing amid the ongoing pandemic, hosts Brian Murray and Elizabeth Carey use this edition of AAA Talking Travel to bring travelers up to date on the latest news and information. Did you have a trip interrupted? Are you curious if a future trip will be postponed? Tune in for expert advice from AAA.

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AAA Talking Travel 03/21/20

Travel Disruptions

March 21st, 2020 12:00am

This edition of AAA Talking Travel is dedicated to informing the public of how to handle travel disruptions amidst a pandemic. Brian Murray share important advice and tips for travelers while Elizabeth Carey unveils a list of top destinations where travelers want to visit once the COVID-19 outbreak is under control. Tune into the program for advice on travel insurance, postponing travel and more.

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AAA Talking Travel 3/14/20

Costa Rica

March 14th, 2020 12:00am

Head to the tropics with Brian and Elizabeth, joined by a special guest, Doris Hemans, from The Springs Resort & Spa and The Peace Lodge in Costa Rica. From luxury accommodations and hot springs to adventurous activities and rain forest experiences, you’ll be ready to pack your bags just like the celebrities! Learn all about what Costa Rica has to offer on this edition of AAA Talking Travel.

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AAA Talking Travel 3/7/20

Precautions

March 7th, 2020 12:00am

Do you have questions about coronavirus and travel? Brian and Elizabeth break it all down on this edition of AAA Talking Travel. While AAA has not seen mass cancellations, travel agents are fielding many questions. And new bookings are coming in! Where are people going? Tune in to see the top alternative destinations that are both popular and safe!

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AAA Talking Travel 2/29/20

American Queen Steamboat Company

February 29th, 2020 12:00am

Imagine cruising the mighty Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans! Visit gracious towns with mansions, plantations and tree-lined streets. Explore Civil War history and see the areas that inspired Mark Twain’s writing. River cruising in the U.S. is extra special aboard the American Queen Steamboat Company – their guest speaker joins Brian and Elizabeth for this edition of AAA Talking Travel where you’ll also hear details about a group trip this fall. Tune in!

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AAA Talking Travel 2/22/20

WECK Listener Trip to Bermuda

February 22nd, 2020 12:00am

It’s time to dip your toes in turquoise waters and walk along the pink sand beaches of Bermuda! Join Elizabeth Carey and Brian Murray – co-hosts of AAA Talking Travel for a fun travel opportunity with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line – they set sail on October 17th! Tune into this podcast to learn all about what the trip entails - exclusive WECK listener parties, all your meals, and more! Plus, get a valuable promo code to save when you book the trip! Plus, AAA I is now hiring driving instructors – tune into the second half of the program to learn about the rewarding career opportunity! And you can always call 855-862-6651 or stop into any AAA for more info!

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AAA Talking Travel 2/15/20

February 17th, 2020 12:00am

Do not adjust your dial! Two radio legends are joining Brian and Elizabeth for this week’s AAA Talking Travel. Sandy Beach and Danny Neaverth are hall of fame radio personalities who have not one, not two, but three upcoming group trips planned with AAA! This is your opportunity to cruise to incredible destinations with these much loved hosts. Choose from trips to Russia, Alaska, or Australia and New Zealand with Viking Cruises. Sandy and Danny will tell you all about it in this entertaining podcast!

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AAA Talking Travel 2/8/20

February 8th, 2020 12:00pm

Now is the time to set sail with Holland America Cruise Line! Well known for Alaskan cruises, Holland America also offers global cruises and is known for its private island Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas! With ships that are built for cruising, not for crowds, guests receive impeccable service on board! Join Brian and Elizabeth to hear all about cruise opportunities and special deals. Plus, a AAA insurance agent will join in at the tail end of the program to announce new Medicare reviews offered by AAA experts. Two Medicare 101 workshops are planned at AAA for February 12th and 19th.

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AAA Talking Travel 2/1/20

Alaska

February 1st, 2020 12:00am

Brian & Elizabeth are dreaming of a trip to Alaska! Join them for this edition of AAA Talking Travel to hear all about cruising with Princess Cruises! Majestic scenery, gourmet cuisine, great deals! This is one show you won’t want to miss!!

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AAA Talking Travel 1/25/20

Travel Deals!

January 25th, 2020 12:00pm

Save money on #travel! On this edition of AAA Talking Travel, Brian & Elizabeth chat with AAA's Glenn Gould about the AAA Visa program - earn valuable points to save on your next trip - plus, great vacation deals! Tune in!

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AAA Talking Travel 1/18/20

Ireland

January 18th, 2020 12:00am

Top o' the morning to ya! ? Join our leprechauns (Brian & Elizabeth) for this edition of AAA Talking Travel. A special guest will talk all about travel to Ireland!! From Irish pubs to the Blarney Stone - learn all about travel to the Emerald Isle! Plus get a promo code to save on your next trip to any destination!

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AAA Talking Travel 1/11/20

Disney Month at AAA

January 11th, 2020 12:00am

Attention Disney fans! This is the show for you! AAA Western and Central New York’s Disney expert Shelley Eastmer joins Brian and Elizabeth on this edition of AAA Talking Travel to share all that's new at the Orlando theme parks with insider tips and GREAT DEALS! January is Disney Month at AAA WCNY - book your Disney trip now for incredible savings. Plus, listen to the podcast to learn how to receive a special gift from Shelley herself!

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AAA Talking Travel 1/4/20

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

January 4th, 2020 12:00am

It’s time to set sail with Royal Caribbean – the high seas are calling your name! Whether you’re looking for an adventure cruise or some solitude at sea, Royal Caribbean has the perfect cruise for you! Learn about new ships, interesting ports, the perfect day at CocoCay, and great savings in this edition of AAA Talking Travel! Brian and Elizabeth are joined by Susan Prinzing of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line to give you the scoop on everything cruising!

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AAA Talking Travel 12/28/19

Tying the knot with AAA! Bridal registry, weddings and honeymoons!

December 28th, 2019 12:00am

Attention brides and grooms! AAA is your one stop shop for all of your wedding and honeymoon needs! Did you know that AAA offers bridal registry, honeymoon planning, destination weddings and more? Let the experts at AAA travel help you plan your special day and your unforgettable honeymoon! Join Brian and Elizabeth for this informative edition of AAA Talking Travel with bridal expert and AAA travel consultant Sarah Feldmann!

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AAA Talking Travel 12/21/19

Holiday travel and 2019-2020 trends

December 21st, 2019 12:00am

What were the hot destinations in 2019 and what travel trends are we expecting in 2020? Tune into this edition of AAA Talking Travel for great travel information and ideas for your next trip! Find out what the top trends are from culinary travel to volunteerism. Brian and Elizabeth will explain it all and offer valuable insight for your vacation planning!

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AAA Talking Travel 12/14/19

Winter Driving & Cancun, Mexico

December 14th, 2019 12:00am

This edition of AAA Talking Travel features a mix of the warm and the cold! First, Brian and Elizabeth are joined by Dan Fisher, AAA assistant fleet manager, to discuss emergency road service, winter driving and more. Then, for the second half of the program, things heat up with a trip to Cancun, Mexico. Learn about all-inclusive Secrets Resorts and about new airport procedures. With something for everyone, you won’t want to miss this version of AAA Talking Travel!

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AAA Talking Travel 12/7/19

Holiday Shopping Savings

December 7th, 2019 12:00am

Let AAA help you check off your holiday shopping list! Our own savvy shopper, Jennifer Argentieri, will join Brian and Elizabeth in this edition of AAA Talking Travel – she will run down retail savings, great deals on stocking stuffers and explain how to save with AAA e-gift cards! AAA members are entitled to valuable discounts and rewards – listen to learn how how your membership can come in handy this holiday season!

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AAA Talking Travel 11/30/19

Holiday Safety

November 30th, 2019 12:00am

The holiday season can bring a lot of joy – but it also comes with added stress on the roads and more. Don’t worry, AAA Talking Travel has expert advice to get through the holiday safely. On this edition of the program, Elizabeth Carey and Brian Murray are joined by Trooper James O’Callaghan from the NYS Police to talk about holiday traffic safety, winter driving and more. Be sure to tune in and happy holidays!

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AAA Talking Travel 11/23/19

Thanksgiving Preparation

November 23rd, 2019 12:00am

Brian and Elizabeth are gearing up for Thanksgiving! AAA expects more than 55 million people to travel for the 2019 holiday! Tune into this edition of AAA Talking Travel as they reveal the top holiday destinations, offer insider tips to make your trip smoother and share important safety tips for Thanksgiving! Plus, they’ll have great deals to help you save on holiday shopping, post-turkey!

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AAA Talking Travel 11/16/19

Northeast Travel

November 16th, 2019 12:00am

In this edition of AAA Talking Travel, learn about cruising out of New York City right past the Statue of Liberty with Princess Cruises, exploring the Northeast with fall travel and lobster galore and find out how you can save money with a repositioning cruise. Join Brian and Elizabeth for a great, informative program!

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AAA Talking Travel 11/9/19

Ireland and the Irish Classical Theatre

November 9th, 2019 12:00am

Irish eyes are smiling on this edition of AAA Talking Travel as Vincent O'Neill from the Irish Classical Theatre joins Elizabeth & Brian to talk about an extraordinary travel opportunity to Ireland in 2020! Plus, learn how Vincent founded the theatre and hear about upcoming performances!

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AAA Talking Travel 11/2/19

Club Adventures

November 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Immerse yourself in worldwide cultures, enjoy unique experiences and indulge in local cuisine! Club Adventures offers small group travel with up to 16 travelers to destinations around the globe. Imagine having your own local leader to show you hidden gems and more! Join Brian and Elizabeth for this edition of AAA Talking Travel to learn about unique travel opportunities a special guest from Club Adventures!

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10/26/19

AAA Talking Travel – Universal

October 26th, 2019 12:00am

Enjoy the thrill of the newest Harry Potter attractions, giggle with minions or kick back at the new Surfside Inn & Suites – now is the time to visit Universal Orlando Resort! Join Elizabeth and Brian for this edition of AAA Talking Travel with a special guest from Universal. Right now – buy a two park ticket, get the third park free - just book by December 2nd – plus listen for more special benefits!

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10/19/19

AAA Talking Travel - Disney

October 19th, 2019 12:00am

Looking for a magical vacation?! Walt Disney World is now offering room discounts, dining offers, and special bonuses! Now is the time to book your family vacation to Orlando and wrap it up for the holidays! Tune into AAA Talking Travel with Brian and Elizabeth along with a special guest, AAA Disney Destinations manager Shelly Eastmer who will fill us in on Star Wars, valuable savings and great tips!

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10/12/19

AAA Talking Travel – Insurance

October 12th, 2019 12:00am

When’s the last time you got an insurance quote? Most people don’t even realize that AAA offers auto, home and life insurance! Join Elizabeth Carey and Brian Murray for this edition of AAA Talking Travel with special guest, AAA Insurance Sales Agent Matthew Butler, to answer your common and unusual questions about insurance!

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10/5/19

AAA Talking Travel – Israel

October 6th, 2019 12:00am

AAA Group Travel has a special travel opportunity – we are planning a unique trip to Israel – a destination that offers unparalleled diversity. In this edition of AAA Talking Travel, AAA WCNY’s general manager of AAA Group Travel, Michelle Putnam, joins Elizabeth Carey and Brian Murray to share all the details of the trip along with specifics on an informational night to learn even more. Tune in!

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9/28/19

AAA Talking Travel - Ireland

September 28th, 2019 12:00am

We're sharing the luck of the Irish on today's edition of AAA Talking Travel! ? Travel Consultant Mamie Cimato joins Elizabeth & Brian to talk about her recent trip to Ireland! Get insider tips, learn what to pack and hear how charming a trip to Ireland can be! Whether you’re planning to visit the Emerald Isle or simply looking for an entertaining podcast, pour a Guinness and kick back and relax!

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9/21/19

AAA Talking Travel - Fall Bucket List

September 21st, 2019 12:00am

The thrills of an amusement park with a seasonal twist – Cedar Point’s Halloweekends is on our fall travel bucket list! (tip: AAA discount!) Find out where else we're going in this edition of AAA Talking Travel! From fall foliage tours to warm weather destinations, there’s something for everyone this season! Listen as Brian and Elizabeth run down a list of great fall getaways!

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9/14/19

AAA Talking Travel – Grocery Discounts

September 14th, 2019 12:00am

AAA has a brand-new way for members to save money at the grocery store! Jennifer Argentieri, senior manager of member experience, joins Brian and Elizabeth to explain the all new grocery discount program that includes stores like Wegmans and Rite Aid! Tune in and you’ll be ready to link, click, shop and save!

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9/7/19

AAA Talking Travel - Alaska

September 7th, 2019 12:00am

Dog sleds, glaciers, helicopter rides, gourmet cuisine, land and sea tours – a trip to Alaska is all this and more! In this edition of AAA Talking Travel, hear all about Brian's recent trip to Alaska with Holland America Line! You'll be ready to pack your bags and head north! Plus, Elizabeth shares her road trip experience to Pittsburgh in a Chevy Equinox test drive. Go Pirates!

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8/31/19

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

August 31st, 2019 12:00am

Don’t worry that summer is ending - we are setting sail on the next AAA Talking Travel with Royal Caribbean – where it’s summer every day! we’ll take you to their private island Coco Cay and learn all about the all new Oasis of the Seas ship! Join Elizabeth Carey and Brian Murray with special guest Susan Prinzing from Royal Caribbean. They’ll talk about cruise opportunities with special offers for our listeners!

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8/24/19

Summer & Back to School Safety

August 24th, 2019 12:00am

Summer is wrapping up and let’s make sure it ends safely! Then, students will be heading back to the classroom! NYS Trooper James O’Callaghan, PIO for Troop A, joins Brian and Elizabeth with important safety tips for end of summer celebrations, back to school safety and year round travel. Whether you’re an experienced driver or a newly licensed driver, you’ll want to listen to this program for great advice!

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8/17/2019

AAA Talking Travel – Paris and Normandy

August 17th, 2019 12:00am

Imagine visiting Paris and sailing along the Seine River as you pass the Eiffel Tower and head to Normandy to revisit U.S. history. The 2020 AAA Western and Central New York Member Appreciation Trip will take place in May 2020 and ties into the year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. You’ll enjoy a stunning coastline, incredible food and artistic beauty, including a visit to Monet’s gardens. AAA’s General Manager of Group Travel Michelle Putnam already experienced the itinerary and joins Brian and Elizabeth to share all the details!

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8/10/19

AAA Talking Travel – What’s New at Disney?!

August 10th, 2019 12:00am

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is ready to make its debut at Disney World in Orlando! Plus, there’s a brand new hotel option that AAA’s Disney Destinations Sales Manager Shelley Eastmer got to check out before it even opened to the public! Shelley joins Brian and Elizabeth to share all this and more – whether you’re a Disney fan or not, this will be an enjoyable program to listen to!

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8/3/19

AAA Talking Travel- Amtrak Vacations

August 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Enjoy beautiful scenery and delicious meals while relaxing aboard a train - with Amtrak Vacations no one has to do the driving or navigating! Plus, Amtrak takes you straight to the National Parks, their most popular itineraries! Now is the time to book fall foliage tours with special savings! Listen as Brian & Elizabeth are joined by a special guest from Amtrak to share all the details and benefits of traveling by train.

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7/29/19

One Tank Trips

July 27th, 2019 12:00am

Wow! How did it get to be the end of July?! Don't let summer slip away just yet! Even if you can't take a week off, Brian and Elizabeth have a ton of great One Tank Trip ideas for you to make the most of summer while it's still here! You don’t want to miss this episode of AAA Talking Travel for great travel ideas right here in Western and Central New York as well as Canada!

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7/20/2019

Travel Tips

July 20th, 2019 12:00am

When planning a trip, travelers often have questions about airport security, travel insurance, safety tips and more! In this edition of AAA Talking Travel, Brian and Elizabeth answer plenty of questions and share insider tips for to make your travel plans go smoothly! As the foremost authority in travel, AAA is your resource for travel information for domestic or international trips. Be sure to tune into the program for great advice before you take off on your next vacation!

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7/13/2019

Disney – Star Wars

July 13th, 2019 12:00am

What an incredible time to visit Disney! The Star Wars exhibit at Disneyland is now open and will open soon at Disney World in Orlando! For this edition of AAA Talking Travel, Brian and Elizabeth are bringing in their own certified Disney expert who already experienced the new attraction! Travel Consultant Kathy Fazzino, who has traveled to Disney more than 50 times, is a special guest on the program. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the program. Be sure to tune in for all things Disney!!

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7/6/19

Cruising with a guest appearance by Ed Kilgore

July 6th, 2019 12:00am

Cruising is more popular than ever before – whether it’s an ocean cruise on the high seas, an Alaskan experience, or European river cruising, travelers are hopping on board the trend! Plus, there are some great deals to be had! Join Brian and Elizabeth for this episode of AAA Talking Travel to learn all about it! They’ll be joined by special guest Ed Kilgore, of the Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, to share details about a WECK Rock ‘n Roll at Sea cruise planned for January 2020. Imagine sailing on the Regal Princess enjoying incredible music with famous bands on board! For more information, go to https://westerncentralny.aaa.com/travel/trips/pcl-rocknroll-sea and be sure to listen to learn more!

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6/29/19

Independence Day Travel

June 30th, 2019 12:00am

Summer road trip season is here! More Americans than ever recorded by AAA, nearly 49 million, are making plans to honor the red, white and blue with an Independence Day getaway this year. Join Brian and Elizabeth to hear where people are going to celebrate their independence this 4th of July! Plus, get some great ideas for summer road trips for you and your family. They will reveal the list of top summer destinations! Whether you are planning a trip or just looking to daydream, be sure to listen for great information!

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6/22/19

New Orleans & Summer Travel

June 22nd, 2019 12:00am

Brian Murray is fresh off a trip to The Big Easy and he’s ready to share his experiences at the top destinations in New Orleans. Whether you’re considering a trip or dreaming of returning, you’ll want to tune in to this episode of AAA Talking Travel! Plus, Elizabeth Carey runs down the list of top summer destinations including Alaskan cruises, National Parks and more! Kick back and listen and soon you’ll be packing your bags!

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6/15/19

Italy with AAA Member Choice Vacations

June 15th, 2019 12:00am

Italy is one of the top international destinations right now and it’s no surprise! It’s a bucket list location and it’s popular with repeat visitors as well. Kevin Ferguson from Member Choice Vacations joins Brian and Elizabeth for this edition of AAA Talking Travel – he’ll cover everything you need to know from cuisine and climate to ambiance and culture. Plus, he’ll explain the most economical time to visit and share some incredible offers! Tune in!

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6/8/19

European River Cruise & Orlando’s Villas

June 8th, 2019 12:00am

Imagine sailing along a beautiful river in Europe on a luxurious ship – more than 100 travelers from Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse got to experience that on our 2019 Member Appreciation Trip! Elizabeth Carey was on board and recaps the trip and share the highlights of river cruising. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or if you’re considering your first river cruise, you’ll want to tune in to this episode of AAA Talking Travel for great info! Plus, Brian Murray shares a trendy travel opportunity from Orlando’s upscale villas – these deluxe homes are perfect for families traveling together and are complete with game rooms, pools and more!

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6/1/19

AAA Summer Discounts & Rewards

June 1st, 2019 12:00am

Warmer weather is finally here and that means it’s time to enjoy everything from amusement parks and concerts to vacations and dining out! AAA has you covered this season when it comes to saving money at some of your favorite destinations! Even if you need to cool off in the AC at the movies, your AAA membership comes with valuable savings. On this edition of AAA Talking Travel, Brian and Elizabeth are joined by Jennifer Argentieri, AAA Senior Manager of Member Experience, to learn all about AAA discounts and rewards. Tune in and start saving!

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5/25/19

Memorial Day Safety

May 25th, 2019 12:00pm

Nearly 43 million Americans enjoyed traveling over Memorial Day weekend! This long holiday weekend, marking the unofficial start of summer vacation season, saw the second-highest travel volume on record since AAA began tracking holiday travel volume in 2000, trailing only 2005. This year’s travel was up 3.6 percent compared to last year. Trooper James O’Callaghan, Public Information Officer for the New York State Police joins Brian and Elizabeth on AAA Talking Travel to share important holiday safety information. Listen for great advice to stay safe all summer!

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5/18/19

Summer Driving

May 18th, 2019 12:00am

The days are getting warmer and longer –we all know that summer is finally on the way! With more people, cyclists and children on the roads we all need to use caution! AAA’s driver training manager, Mike Formanowicz, joins Brian and Elizabeth for this edition of AAA Talking Travel to discuss summer driving lessons for teens, insurance discounts and more. Be sure to tune in and stay safe!

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5/11/19

Disney Signature Experiences

May 11th, 2019 12:00am

How about an incredible vacation with Disney Signature Experiences?! We’re not talking Orlando this time – these are worldwide travel opportunities with true VIP treatment! In this edition of AAA Talking Travel, Brian Murray and Elizabeth Carey are joined by a special guest, Stella Marianetti, from Disney to learn about Disney Cruise Line, Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii and Adventures by Disney travel opportunities!

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5/4/19

National Travel and Tourism Week

May 4th, 2019 12:00am

From our national parks to our diverse cities and our scenic small towns, travel is uniquely made in America. Attractions, restaurants, theme parks, and the people—are some of the best in the world – that’s why we’re celebrating National Travel and Tourism week! It’s May 5-11th. Did you know that travel supported nearly 16 million U.S. jobs in 2018? That’s one in 10 American jobs! Join Elizabeth and Brian for this edition of AAA Talking Travel to learn about the importance of travel and get some great vacation ideas!

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4/27/19

Summer Travel

April 27th, 2019 12:00am

Nothing beats a fun, family summer vacation! According to a recent AAA Travel survey, two-thirds of leisure travelers (64 percent) plan to take vacations this summer. While summer road trips are a tradition across the U.S., some families are taking to the skies and planning to go even further. Join Brian and Elizabeth as they share the top summer vacation destinations with input from some of their loyal listeners! Whether you’re booked and ready to go or still mapping out your plans, this is one show you won’t want to miss!

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