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Parks for Rec: People Packing in National Parks

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The highest number of Americans in recent years are heading to national parks August 25 in recognition of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. According to a recent AAA survey, a whopping 85 percent of U.S. adults have visited at least one national park, and 79 percent are as likely or more likely to visit a national park in the next 12 months. Visitation to...

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Summer Getaway: Big Sur Coast, California

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by Kelly Potts

When you stop to think about it, nearly all fairy tales are set in a land far, far away for one simple reason: to allow readers to step outside their daily reality. But where, exactly, is this mythical place? It’s closer than you realize because nowhere could be further removed from your everyday life than the 90-mile section of Highway 1 that runs through central California’s Big Sur coast. Its remote location, carved into the steep face of the Santa Lucia Mountains above the crashing Pacific, means it’s far removed from the daily deluge of emails, text messages, and phone calls...

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What to Do If You Get Ill or Injured on Vacation

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When we’re planning a vacation, few of us factor in a plan for handling injuries or illnesses during the trip. After all, we’re taking a vacation to relax, not increase our stress levels. Planning vacations is stressful enough as it is without thinking about getting ill or injured while you’re away from home.

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Tips on Snagging the Best Booking

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By: Kelly Potts

Traveling is one of the best feelings – yet booking a trip on your own can be the worst. Everyone likes to try their hands at finding the best trip for them but, travel agents are your greatest ally when it comes to finding your next great adventure.

AAA Travel experts offer three tips to remember when booking travel:

  • Flexibility is key. The more flexible with your dates you can be when you are traveling, you will have a better chance of finding the best pricing on everything from airfare, to admission tickets and...
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Travel Items You Can’t Afford Not to Have

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By Kelly Potts

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Traveling the country or globe can be one of the greatest adventures in a lifetime, but there is nothing worse than unexpected expenses on a trip.

“Let’s face it – traveling can be expensive,” said Amy Moreno, senior travel manager for AAA Arizona. “One of the great things about the travel industry is we are always looking for ways to save you some time and money without skimping on the experience.”

Six travel items that save money:

Stay hydrated without draining your wallet. Avoid paying high prices for...

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