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AAA Talking Travel 11/16/19

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 11/16/19

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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4/20/19

Set Sail with Royal Caribbean!

April 20th, 2019 12:00am

Bon voyage! Join Brian and Elizabeth as they set sail on the next AAA Talking Travel with Royal Caribbean – learn about summer getaways, private escapes, dining deals and more! Find out how you can have the “perfect day at the all new CocoCay!” Susan Prinzing is our special guest from Royal Caribbean and she’ll have some incredible offers – 50% off your second guest PLUS kids sail free! And we have special offers for AAA members! Be sure to tune in!

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4/13 AAA WCNY Four Diamond Properties

April 13th, 2019 12:00pm

Whether it’s a quick getaway or a longer road trip, you can enjoy luxury right in the local region at AAA Four Diamond hotels and restaurants where you’ll find impeccable service and hospitality. In this edition of AAA Talking Travel, Brian and Elizabeth unveil award-winning AAA Four Diamond properties across Western and Central New York and they’ll share what makes each property stand out. Be sure to tune in!

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AAA Talking Travel 4/6/2019

What’s new at Universal Orlando Resort?

April 6th, 2019 12:00am

Enjoy the thrill of the newest Harry Potter attractions, giggle with minions or kick back at Volcano Bay – now is the time to visit Universal Orlando Resort! In this episode of AAA Talking Travel, Elizabeth and Brian welcome Lydia Markser, a special guest from Universal, to share what’s new along with some great deals! Right now – buy a two day ticket, get three free - just book by June 12th! Plus enjoy AAA member benefits including a 50 activity credit and much more!

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AAA Talking Travel 3/30/19

Amtrak Vacations

March 30th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 30:00

The awe of the Grand Canyon, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies – and so much more – now is the perfect time to see the U. S. and Canada by rail. Join Elizabeth Carey and Brian Murray for this edition of AAA Talking Travel with a special guest from Amtrak Vacations. VP of Sales Jim Marini will share the perks of train travel and unveil some special savings - 200 to 300 off per couple on packages – plus a AAA member benefit of 50 off per booking!

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AAA Talking Travel 3/23/19

2020 Member Appreciation Trip

March 23rd, 2019 12:00am

Imagine sailing to Paris and Normandy and soaking in WWII history on a luxurious river cruise. AAA is pleased to present its 2020 Member Appreciation Trip aboard AmaWaterways. On this edition of AAA Talking Travel, Elizabeth and Brian welcome Michelle Putnam, AAA general manager of group travel, to hear all about this unique travel opportunity. AAA is chartering the ship that will be filled with travelers from Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. Whether you’re ready to pack your bags or just want to learn more, sit back and tune in!

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3/16/19 Ireland and Spring Break

March 16th, 2019 12:00am

Brian and Elizabeth have the luck of the Irish on their side for this AAA Talking Travel program where they talk about travel to Ireland. They’ll also reveal the top destinations for Spring Break. Can you guess the most popular spot? Listen and find out! Plus get some great travel deals!

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Hawaiian Islands with Pleasant Holidays 3/9

March 9th, 2019 12:00am

It’s Aloha Days at AAA! Join Elizabeth Carey and Brian Murray for this edition of AAA Talking Travel as they explore the tropical paradise of the Hawaiian Islands with a special guest from Pleasant Holidays, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year! Chanda Vudmaska will have exclusive offers for AAA members and WECK listeners including air savings, activity vouchers and more if you book before April 30th.

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Italy – Family Travel 3/2

March 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Ciao! Italy is one of the top travel destinations in Europe – and it’s easy to see why! Visitors enjoy the history, the cuisine, the landmarks and more! If Italy is on your bucket list or if you just like hearing about travel, you won’t want to miss this edition of AAA Talking Travel with Brian Murray and Elizabeth Carey. Fresh off a family trip to Italy that covered Rome, Venice, Pisa, Florence and Pompeii, Elizabeth will share her favorite experiences and tips to travel easily with children.

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2/23/19

Princess Alaska

February 23rd, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 30:00

A cruise to Alaska – it’s a bucket list destination! We invite you to hear all about Alaskan cruising: majestic scenery, wildlife, land cruises, glaciers and more with a special guest from Princess Cruises. Plus, with AAA Vacations, all 2019 Princess sailings include onboard savings, specialty dining vouchers and priority check-in! Join Brian Murray and Elizabeth Carey for this edition of AAA Talking Travel – and soon you’ll be dreaming of an Alaskan voyage!

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2/16/2019

Group Travel & Solo Travelers Club

February 16th, 2019 12:00am

Do you want to go on vacation, but don’t want to deal with the hassles of planning it? Group Travel could be for you! AAA offers a huge assortment of trips throughout the year where all the planning is done for you! It’s so easy! Or maybe you’re a solo traveler and don’t know where to start? Then AAA’s Solo Travelers Club is for you complete with a roommate connection to avoid paying single supplement fees. Tune into this edition of AAA Talking Travel as Brian and Elizabeth share some great trips that are preplanned for this year!

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2/9/19

AAA Hotel Diamond Ratings

February 9th, 2019 12:00pm

Did you know that AAA’s diamond ratings are the oldest and most trusted professional hotel rating system? Brian and Elizabeth will explain how it works and highlight some of the most popular hotels on the list. Plus, they’ll unveil a list of AAA Four Diamond hotels right in your own backyard that are perfect for a staycation or weekend getaway! You’ll be ready to pack your bags after listening to these great highlights!

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2/2/19

European Travel

February 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Which areas in Europe are on your bucket list? AAA Travel Consultant Kevin Fairbanks Bloom has a passion for worldwide travel and is fresh-off a trip that covered Budapest, Vienna and Prague! He joins Brian and Elizabeth on this special edition of AAA Talking Travel - listen and hear about Kevin’s incredible experiences and also get valuable insider travel tips for your next venture!

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1/26/19

2019 Travel Trends

January 26th, 2019 12:00am

2018 was a great year for travel! Can you guess what the top destination was? Brian and Elizabeth will recap the year and examine new 2019 travel trends that range from deserted beaches to adventure travel. Plus, they’ll share exciting offers on everything from cruises to Disney! This is one show you won’t want to miss as you put your 2019 Travel Bucket List together!

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1/19/19- Winter weather and Insurance tips

January 19th, 2019 12:00am

Brian and Elizabeth have winter safety tips for listeners - plus a special guest is joining them for this edition of AAA Talking Travel. Matt Butler, AAA Insurance Sales Rep, will answer all your insurance questions. If you have vehicle damage after a crash in winter weather, are you covered? What do you need to do to protect your home? When you go on vacation, is it necessary to purchase insurance with your car rental? Be sure to tune in for valuable information and tips on how to save money with your home/auto insurance.

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1/12/19- National Plan for Vacation Day

January 12th, 2019 12:00am

There’s nothing like a vacation! But, somehow, 705 million vacation days go unused in the U.S. every year! At the same time, studies show that vacation is essential to improving personal health and professional performance. Join Brian and Elizabeth to hear how you can make the most of your hard-earned vacation days with some terrific travel offers from AAA!

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1/5/19- Disney Month

January 5th, 2019 12:00am

January is Disney month at AAA - that means great specials and offers to make your getaway truly magical! Disney expert Stella Marianetti joins Brian and Elizabeth to talk Disney travel in Orlando and around the globe! Whether you are a Disney fanatic or considering your first Disney experience, be sure to listen for great information!

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12/29/18- International Guided Tours

December 29th, 2018 12:00am

Can you guess where the top international travel destinations are? You’re correct if you guessed Italy and you might be surprised to hear Egypt is also growing in popularity. Join Brian and Elizabeth to learn about more of the hot destinations, what makes them unique, and how AAA Member Choice Vacations makes them more accessible than ever before. Kevin Ferguson is the special guest on this edition of AAA Talking Travel to share international travel ideas with great savings for listeners!

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12/22/18- Guided Tours in North America

December 22nd, 2018 09:02pm

From our National Parks and the California Coast to the Canadian Rockies and charming Southern towns, touring North America is easier than ever before. With AAA Member Choice Vacations, travelers are escorted door to door taking all the stress out of travel planning and making adventures easily accessible. Kevin Ferguson joins Brian and Elizabeth on this edition of AAA Talking Travel to share unique travel opportunities all led by an informed tour guide. Tune in and let your vacation dreams begin!

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12/15/18- Holiday Safety

December 15th, 2018 12:00am

Let’s keep the holidays safe for everyone! Trooper James O’Callaghan, New York State Police Public Information Officer, joins Brian and Elizabeth to talk about holiday safety. From winter driving and emergency preparation to drunk driving and road rage, Trooper O’Callaghan shares important information to keep area roads safe through the holiday season and into the new year. Please listen to this important information before you get behind the wheel!

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12/8/18- Member Connection

December 9th, 2018 12:00am

The new AAA magazine, Member Connection, is out and is full of great information and travel deals. Brian and Elizabeth explain how you can save on holiday shopping with your AAA membership, plus they have some great travel ideas to share. AAA Group Travel has won a gold reader’s choice award in Rochester from the Democrat & Chronicle - listen to hear about some of the trips planned!

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