Cities We Love: Sitka, Alaska

For a place with only 9,000 residents, Sitka packs a big punch. The scenery is spectacular, the town lying along Baranof Island on the outer coast of Alaska's Inside Passage, is in the shadow of a high dormant volcano, Mount Edgecumbe. Then there's its rich history. The culture of the Tlingit natives, the first inhabitants, […]

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Demystifying Cuba

Discovering Cuba “The Cubans are incredibly creative people,” says Bob Drumm, President of Alexander + Roberts, a tour company that’s been leading travelers to the world’s far-flung corners for more than 70 years. “There’s a strong and very accomplished musical and artistic tradition in Cuba. It’s one of many reasons that we’ve seen a boom […]

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Sail the Unexplored Caribbean

Cruising in the Caribbean is as popular as ever, thanks to well-known ports of call and shore excursions. However, there are also many less-explored ports and adventures on the lineup for many cruise lines. And, it’s only natural that a long-time line like Royal Caribbean International — with “Caribbean” literally in its name and almost […]

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Battle of the Southern Belles

It’s Memphis vs. Nashville in a destination face-off. Few states can lay claim to two world-famous cities — both of which have made lists of 2018’s top travel destinations — but Tennessee can. Memphis and Nashville both offer superlative culture, food, scenic beauty and, of course, Southern hospitality, but they maintain distinct personalities.  Their friendly […]

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Taking Travel to New Heights

It's part of the job description for AAA Travel Agents to explore the world, gathering knowledge of destinations near and far to better serve members. With AAA constantly adding newer agents to the robust pool of travel resources, many tenured agents enjoy meeting and sharing their knowledge with the new kids on the block. Imagine […]

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Scenic Route: Delightful Danube

Touching 10 countries as it makes its way from the Black Forest to the Black Sea, the Danube encapsulates much of the romanticism and lore of Central and Eastern Europe.  The continent’s second longest river after the Volga, the Danube flows for nearly 1,800 miles and has inspired everyone from explorers and composers to landscape […]

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A Summer to Remember

Summertime is synonymous with travel. With a much-needed break from school, warm days and pleasant evenings, it’s the ideal time to hit the road (or the sea) for a little quality time with your family. I believe that passing the “travel gene” to your children and grandchildren is one of the greatest gifts you can […]

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American’s Best Diners

In many spots across the country, you can usually find a quintessential bit of Americana: the diner. Whether they’re shaped like a UFO or are a nondescript counter tucked away in a drug store, diners have a permanent place in our culture. Here are six to sample on your next road trip. RICK’S WHITE LIGHT […]

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