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Vol. 33 No. 9
of your Primary Membership
Travel with AAA; get another year of membership & $100 — on us!
VERYONE’S LOOKING for value in whatever they buy these days. And it’s no different when it comes to travel — and your AAA membership. Besides the very well-known benefits of emergency road service and vacation research & routing, your valuable AAA membership offers you access to a wealth of other benefits and services — from substantial discounts at retail establishments to competitive rates on vehicle, home and other insurances to financial services. And now, only during October, the value of AAA membership kicks up yet another notch: When you book & make a deposit on a 7-night (or longer) prepaid air-inclusive vacation from 1 of AAA’s participating travel partners (see box at right), you’ll get a $100.00 per room discount on your vacation PLUS a free 1-year renewal of your Primary AAA Membership per room, by itself a value of up to $49.00! Note that you can travel any time before the end of 2014 — that’s 15 months from now! So, if you take a vacation each summer, here’s your chance to save on 2014’s getaway now! Whether it’s a fun-filled family trip to Florida’s Walt Disney World® or to Universal Orlando® Resort...a romantic cruise in the Caribbean, around Europe
PARTICIPATING TRAVEL PARTNERS
FOR THIS SUPER VALUE, YOU MUST BOOK & DEPOSIT BY OCT 31, 2013!
or down mid-America’s great riverways...an escorted tour or customized independent travel in the US (including Alaska & Hawaii), Canada, Europe or almost anywhere else in the world — all these and more are available through these participating AAA travel partners: Pleasant Holidays® Trafalgar Insight Vacations Walt Disney World® AAA Member Choice Vacations® Universal Orlando® Resort American Queen Steamboat Company Celebrity Cruises® Disney Cruise Line® Oceania Cruises® Uniworld® There’s a whole world out there just waiting for you to discover and enjoy. Don’t miss this unique money-saving opportunity; offer ends Oct 31. Visit a AAA Travel location near you, call 1-800-354-8761 or visit AAA.com/travel to explore all the vacation possibilities. Restrictions: Not applicable to AAA Featured Vacations departures. Travel must be completed by 12/31/14. Not combinable with any other AAA offer. New bookings only. American Queen Steamboat Company vacations must be booked through Pleasant Holidays. Walt Disney World® vacations must be AAA Vacations® packages. Contact a AAA Travel Agent for complete details and restrictions.
The AAA Approved Auto Repair Program
Travel | Insurance/Financial | Automotive | Member Savings | AAA.com
AAA INTRODUCES NEW NO COST IDENTITY THEFT PROGRAM
October is Fall Car Care Month and AAA has identified a network of approved repair facilities that include new car dealerships and independent garages. These shops all meet AAA’s strict quality standards and display the AAA logo. When you see the AAA Approved Auto Repair sign, you’ll find highly trained technicians, a wide range of professional repair services and guaranteed workmanship. And while hundreds of repair facilities apply for the AAR rating each year, only about one-third are able to meet AAA’s rigid criteria. AAA ensures the repair facility has the right tools and equipment to provide a wide range of repairs. They must also adopt staff training qualifications and insurance guidelines. Finally, AAA surveys customers about their satisfaction with the facility. The AAR program protects members against repair failure, because all repairs, parts, labor, and components are guaranteed for 12 months or 12,000 miles under normal operating conditions. In addition, AAR shops have agreed to allow AAA to investigate repair service transactions that have been disputed by members and to abide by AAA’s resolution. See page 8 for a list of AAR garages in your area.
General Tours World Traveler has exclusive savings for AAA Visa holders
AAA Members can save up to $1,430 per couple when they book any small group or private tour operated by General Tours World Traveler between now and October 31, 2013 and pay in full using their AAA credit card. This exceptional savings offer is valid for travel through 2014 and only available when you pay in full using the new AAA Member Rewards Visa card. With more than 70 destinations available worldwide, General Tours Worldwide Traveler specializes in small-group tours (never more than 16 guests) to Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and South America including the Galapagos and Antarctica. These trips are distinguished by premium hotels, resorts & safari camps, attentive service and flexibility, enriching sightseeing and authentic dining. Accompanied by General Tours’ outstanding Trip Leaders, Expedition Teams and Safari Guides, guests enjoy authentic cultural experiences not available to larger groups. They have been a AAA Travel Preferred Partner for 18 years. This exclusive AAA credit card holder offer can also be combined with AAA’s everyday member savings. To book your General Tours World Traveler Vacation call 1.800.552.6679 or visit a AAA travel agent. To apply for the AAA Member Rewards credit card simply log onto AAA.com/creditcard and complete the online application, or for instant authorization, apply in person at any AAA office. For information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of this credit card visit AAA.com/creditcard. This credit card program is issued and administered by FIA Card Services, N.A.
Set your Sights on Italy Next Year Whether it’s tossing a coin into the Trevi Fountain, or climbing the Belltower in Piazza San Marco, Italy is the realm of your dreams. And AAA Member Choice Vacations’ 13-day Italian Vistas is everything you’ve ever dreamed about in an Italian holiday. AAA members who book one of two departures (May 5-17 or Oct. 4-16, 2014) before October 31, 2013 will also receive exclusive member level discounts. (New bookings only, other restrictions apply). SEE PAGE 9
Hertz introduces 24/7 hourly car rental Car sharing that’s as easy as “Click, Swipe and Go!”
ertz is redefining the car sharing experience with Hertz 24/7, a revolutionary new service available any time, day or night. Hertz On Demand technology provides self-service vehicle access to cars conveniently located in your neighborhood, at the airport, or even near the office. This “self-serve” mobility solution has no membership fees, and customers can pick up a vehicle at one location and drop-off at another. Rent a car by the hour, day or week, with fuel and insurance included, anytime you need. Hertz’s hourly car rental service offers a variety of luxury cars, hybrids, electric cars, even van and truck rentals. All vehicles are smoke free and feature in-car Bluetooth for hands-free communication. Most come equipped with free Hertz Neverlost GPS, and customers can earn Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® Points redeemable for Hertz Rent-A-Car rentals. Enroll online, or by using the Hertz iPhone app to request your access device by mail, or pick it up at your local Hertz location. Once you sign up, get ready for a superfast customer experience powered by a process known as “Click. Swipe. Go!” Just Click on hertz247.com or hertz.com from your mobile device or laptop and complete the simple 24/7 reservation process in minutes. Your car will only be minutes away. Swipe the 24/7 key fob against the
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ANY TIME YOU NEED — Rent a car by the hour, day or week, with fuel and insurance included. reader on the windshield to unlock the doors then Go!, after retrieving the keys tethered to the dashboard. Rent spontaneously and sustainably without the commitment, cost and environmental impact of actual car ownership. Hertz 24/7 offers fuel efficient, low-emission car choices with a vast range of clean diesel, hybrid, hybrid SUVs, EPA SmartWay certified and electric vehicles. Hertz estimates that every 24/7 vehicle eliminates about 14 personal vehicles from the road. Hertz 24/7 service is available now
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with 35,000 vehicles at 1,800 neighborhood and airport locations in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Plans call to increase that number to approximately 500,000 vehicles by 2016, or ten times the size of the current car sharing industry. Hertz is also transforming its locations worldwide in a complete rethinking of what a car rental location and experience should be. The streamlined rental experience eliminates the need to wait in line, and an iPad station lets you research local area information or recharge your mobile devices. New vehicle displays showcase Hertz’s unique and exciting rentals — such as the new Hertz Dream Car Collection including such legendary models as the Bentley Continental GT, Ferrari F430, and Tesla Model S. It’s all part of their commitment to provide customers with innovative products and services to keep them “Traveling at the Speed of Hertz.” This includes Hertz “Gold Choice”, which lets Gold members keep the car they reserved or choose a different car from the Gold Choice area; and e-Return, with the fastest car rental drop-off. These are all complimentary services for Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members, free for AAA members. In addition, AAA members always receive exclusive benefits from Hertz including: • Discounts up to 20% on daily, weekend, weekly and monthly rentals! • Free Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® membership and a FREE rental day! • Save 10% when you prepay the fuel and more! • Special member’s only dollars off and upgrade promotions!
YOUR KEY TO HERTZ SAVINGS
Your Hertz CDP # is your key to exclusive Hertz savings and benefits. The CDP # is 215, the same as your club code, the three digit number that appears on the front of your membership card.
Altoona 1634 Valley View Blvd. ............................. 814-946-1277 Butler 138 Clearview Circle .................................... 724-287-2713 Cranberry The Village Shoppes, 20510 Rt. 19 .......... 724-772-1122 Erie 6660 Peach St. Unit #2 .............................. 814-866-0246 Franklin 102 Sugar Creek Town Center Rd. ........... 814-432-3960 Greensburg Eastgate Shopping Center 5142 Route 30, Suite 135 ......................... 724-834-8300 Grove City 24 Pine Grove Village Dr. .......................... 724-458-8930 Harborcreek 4430 Buffalo Rd. ........................................ 814-897-9508 Hermitage 1749 E. State St.......................................... 724-981-9141 Indiana 1169 Wayne Ave........................................ 724-349-4193 Jamestown (New York) 111 W. Fifth St., Jamestown, N.Y.. ........... 716-488-1981 Kittanning Franklin Village Mall. ............................... 724-543-1924 Lewisburg 530 1/2 North Derr Drive . ....................... 570-524-7455 Lower Burrell/New Kensington Area Crossroads Plaza 2503 Leechburg Rd.................................... 724-339-4440 McKean County (Bradford) 587 South Ave. .......................................... 814-368-3113 Meadville 18939 Park Avenue Plaza Unit #7 ............ 814-724-2247 New Castle 40 East St.................................................... 724-658-8551 Niagara-Orleans 7135 Rochester Rd, Lockport, NY. ............ 716-434-2865 Pittsburgh–Century III Area (Pleasant Hills) 9 Clairton Blvd. (RT 51). ........................... 412-655-6100 Pittsburgh–Downtown 538 Smithfield St. ...................................... 412-338-4300 Pittsburgh–East Liberty/Shadyside 5900 Baum Blvd. ........................................ 412-365-7196 Pittsburgh–Monroeville 2725 Mosside Blvd. .................................... 412-858-4640 Pittsburgh–North Hills Area (Ross Township) 4790 McKnight Rd. .................................... 412-367-7600 Pittsburgh–Robinson Township Robinson Town Centre 1760 Park Manor Blvd. ............................. 412-809-2800 Pittsburgh–South Hills Area (Bethel Park) 160 Ft. Couch Rd. ...................................... 412-833-5203 Rochester 300 Adams St. ............................................ 724-775-8000 St. Marys 1375 Bucktail Rd. ...................................... 814-834-7838 Somerset 110 N. Center Ave. .................................... 814-443-6526 Sunbury 1001 Market Street. .................................. 570-286-4507 Uniontown 111 W. Main St. ......................................... 724-438-8575 Warren 2285 Market St. ......................................... 814-723-6660 Washington 196 Murtland Ave. .................................... 724-222-3800 Waynesburg 184 Greene Plaza, US 21 & I-79 ................ 724-627-3434 White Oak/McKeesport Area Oak Park Mall, 2001 Lincoln Way ............ 412-675-3400
AAA East Central introduces new identity theft program ProtectMyID® Essential is a new, no-cost member benefit Blair Region Official publication of AAA East Central Published monthly (except bimonthly Aug./Sept., Nov./Dec.) by AAA East Central 1634 Valley View Blvd, Altoona PA 16602-6041 USPS 535-650 ISSN 0000-0000 Periodicals Postage Paid at Altoona, PA Postmaster: Send address changes to AAA Motorist Blair Region c/o AAA, 1634 Valley View Blvd Altoona PA 16602-6041 Subscription Rate: $1 included in Primary Membership dues. All others: $2/year. Publisher ............................ James E. Lehman Managing Editor ....................... Doug O’Neil Editorial Office 5900 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15206-3854 412-365-7017 e-mail: email@example.com
AAA EAST CENTRAL Chairman: ................................................Richard S. Hamilton Vice Chairman:....................................... James E. Broome, Jr. Vice Chairman:....................................... Douglas W. Caldwell Vice Chairman:.........................................Mary Lynn Laughlin Vice Chairman:.................................... Martha Hartle Munsch OFFICERS: President: .................................................. James E. Lehman Treasurer & CFO: ........................................... Michael R. Pratt Secretary: ................................................Robert H. Compton GOVERNING BOARD OF DIRECTORS James E. Broome, Jr., Steve D. Bullock**, Douglas W. Caldwell, Charles O. Casto, Edward C. Coaxum, Jr., Robert S. Collins, Robert H. Compton, Jon E. Denney, Debra A. Dinnocenzo, Pamela C. Fritz, Richard S. Hamilton, James H. Kanicki, Mary Lynn Laughlin, Richard D. Linderman**, William Duff McCrady, James M. McDonnell, Thomas V. McKernan Jr., Martha Hartle Munsch, Gary K. Munsie** EAST CENTRAL REGION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Debra A. Dinnocenzo, Chairman, Neil D. Bassi, Vice Chairman, Carol Asam, Christian Asam, Jack A. Barkley, William E. Bierer**, Ellsworth T. Bowser**, Peter Burton, Marianne B. Campbell, Charles O. Casto, Michael A. Cochran, Daniel J. Collins Jr.**, Robert S. Collins, Robert H. Compton, James J. Dodaro, Jack G. Ellis, Mona N. Generett, Charles W. Groce , Richard S. Hamilton, Mark Henschen, Luke Howe, Richard Kallenborn, Herbert G. Koenig, Mark S. Mansour, W. Duff McCrady, Martha Hartle Munsch, W. Lee Oswalt, III, Michael Parkes, John D. Petruso, Louis Pomerico, Leonard L. Scheinholtz**, James C. Stump, Jr., James F. Ward *ex officio **emeritus directors Blair Regional Board of Directors David E. Burchfied Sr., Ronald J. Glunt, Asbury Lee, W. Lee Oswalt III, Dennis Roland, James G. Williamson, Leon R. Zook
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By Richard Hamilton Chairman, AAA East Central dentity theft is a crime that victimizes people of all ages and from all walks of life. It not only robs you of your money, but of your privacy and your personal information. One of America’s fastest-growing crimes, identity theft has ranked number one on the Federal Trade Commission’s list of complaints for 13 years in a row. According to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research, in 2012 identity fraud incidents increased by more than one million victims. The study pinpointed 12.6 million identity theft victims in the U.S., or one every 3 seconds. In all, criminals stole more than $21 billion. Identity thieves are relentless in their pursuit of your most private information but now, AAA East Central members have a new tool to protect themselves. It’s a new, no cost benefit that enhances AAA’s mission of providing safety, security and peace of mind. Available exclusively for AAA members ProtectMyID® helps you go beyond what you could ever do on your own for effective identity theft protection. AAA’s Protect MyID® comes with two options: ProtectMyID® Essential, a completely free version that is included in your membership, and ProtectMyID® Deluxe, available to members at just $8.95 per month. Comparable to plans costing $7.95 per month, ProtectMyID® Essential includes these important features: • Daily Credit Monitoring of your Experian® Report — Your credit report is monitored daily to detect key changes.
Richard Hamilton • Email Alerts — Receive email alerts when key changes are detected on your credit report. If no changes are detected, you’ll be sent a monthly all-clear email. • Dedicated Fraud Resolution Support — Highly-trained agents are available to walk you through each step of resolving identity theft—from beginning to end. • Lost Wallet Card Protection — Securely store your debit and medical card numbers in one safe place. If your wallet is lost or stolen, it only takes a single call to a ProtectMyID® agent for assistance in canceling and replacing your cards. In addition, ProtectMyID® Essential also provides AAA Premier members with $10,000 in no cost identity theft insurance.
New AAA Top Destinations Guides
t’s now easier than ever for AAA members to plan memorable travel experiences and activities, thanks to AAA’s new Top Destinations digital travel guides. Available via a recent update to the iPad version of the free AAA Mobile App, the guides give travelers a fast, fun way to plan their visits to popular destinations. “These informative, interactive guides provide valuable time- and vacation-saving insight from AAA’s travel experts,” said Jim Lehman, president, AAA East Central. “They pinpoint the very best things to see and do at member-preferred destinations and enable users to make the most of their visits to these locations.” The guides also make the most of AAA’s mapping expertise, allowing users to switch back and forth from pages to map views. Top Destinations guides are available for several popular U.S. cities including Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, Orlando, San Diego and Tampa, with more titles underway. The guides are loaded with
enlargeable photos, colorful maps, insider details and listings for places to stay, dine and play. Users can save their favorites to a ‘trunk’ for later reference and itinerary planning, or they can share ideas through social media like Facebook and Twitter. Travelers can learn about AAA’s Top Destinations travel guides at AAA.com/mobile and download it from the iTunes Store. Everyone who downloads the free app to their iPad or iPad mini can access sample sections of the Top Destinations guides, and those who complete a one-time AAA member registration can access the full versions.
ProtectMyID® Deluxe, which compares with products retailing for $22.90 per month, adds an extra level of protection with these advanced tools: • Comprehensive Daily Monitoring — Checks all three national credit bureaus—Experian, Equifax® and TransUnion® for new credit cards, loans, delinquent payments and more. • Experian Credit Report and Score — Lets you review your personal credit information to catch inaccuracies, potential fraud and suspicious activity even sooner. • ChildSecureSM — Closely monitors children’s personal information, and alerts you if someone applies for credit or opens credit accounts in their names. • Internet Scan — Conducts confidential, daily scans on illegal websites and chat rooms searching for signs that your identity is exposed. • Identity Theft Insurance — $1 million identity theft insurance. Once thieves have your personal information they can use it to empty your bank account, take loans, obtain credit cards in your name, or conceal criminal activities. An identity theftmonitoring program is an essential step in protecting yourself and your family. AAA’s ProtectMyID® can help catch identity theft when it happens and help you restore your credit and your good name. To register for your free subscription to ProtectMyID® Essential, or to upgrade to ProtectMyID® Deluxe at a special members-only price of just $8.95 a month, simply go to AAA.com/ ProtectMyID or call 1.877.440.6943.
Free Battery Wellness Clinics from AAA
October is Fall Car Care Month and AAA Mobile Battery Service is hosting Free Battery Wellness Clinics. AAA Battery Service provides convenient mobile battery testing on the roadside, using stateof-the-art diagnostic equipment. The diagnostic service confirms whether your battery will hold a charge or if the problem lies deeper in the electrical system. If a replacement is needed, it can be purchased and installed on the spot. Free Battery Checks will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the following AAA Pennsylvania and New York State branch locations: Altoona, PA 1634 Valley View Blvd. ........ 814.946.1277 Erie, PA 6660 Peach St., Unit 2......... 814.866.0246 Jamestown, New York 111 W 5th St. ..................... 716.488.1981 Lockport, New York 7135 Rochester Rd.............. 716.434.2865 New Castle, PA 40 East St. ........................... 724.658.8551 Rochester, PA 300 Adams St. .................... 724.775.8000
Avoiding common and costly life insurance mistakes Changes in relationships can impact the status of your beneficiary
ife insurance is one of the best sources of financial security for loved ones left behind after a death. One of the most important details of any life insurance policy is naming the beneficiary/beneficiaries for the policy. The beneficiary is the person(s) you wish to receive the proceeds from the policy upon your death. Believe it or not, there are some people that purchase their life insurance policy and neglect to select a beneficiary or never revisit the policy as life changes. You can save your loved ones a lot of time, money, and trouble by carefully selecting a beneficiary for your life insurance policy and making sure that information is kept applicable to your present situation. Most people don’t like to have conversations about anything involving death, but a possibly awkward conversation now can save your beneficiary the frustration and time of hunting down the information during what will already be a very difficult time for them. Here are three things you can do to avoid some of the most common and costly beneficiary mistakes:
Revisit the policy
Life is constantly in motion. Sometimes this motion doesn’t affect the relationships a person has, but more often than not it does. If relationship changes have an impact on
a hard decision, conflict, or the need to revisit the policy can result in confusion and legal challenges that can tie up the money or cause the omission of someone you wanted included. You want to be specific when naming a beneficiary. So, use the given name and not generic terms like child, parent, wife, or sibling.
Some people name themselves or their estate as the beneficiary. This means that the life insurance benefit will go directly to their estate. However, naming yourself or your estate can leave the benefit subject to taxation and enable creditors to seize it for unpaid bills. Remember, if you have any questions, concerns, or doubts about your beneficiary designation, then you can always consult your tax advisor or attorney.
STICK WITH THE PLAN — People often forget to revisit their insurance policies as life changes. the beneficiary you’ve selected, then the life insurance must be updated accordingly. And, we aren’t just talking about obvious deaths, divorces, births, or marriages. For example, if your children were underage when you first obtained your life insurance policy, then you might have established a guardian or trust. Once the children reach adulthood, it might make better
sense to name them directly as beneficiaries. Another example would be if a beneficiary is now elderly or no longer mentally competent. In such cases, it might make better sense to name an alternative beneficiary and make the appropriate provisions in your will to care for the previous beneficiary.
Being vague in an attempt to avoid
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2013 AAA Approved Auto Repair Centers ALLEGHENY EAST
BLOOMFIELD B&M AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES..............412-682-7511
BUTLER DIEHL AUTOMOTIVE CHRYS/DODGE/JEEP ...........................724-282-8898 KERVEN SUBARU ................................724-287-0734 MIKE KELLY CHEV/CADI/HYUN ............800-255-3559
CHURCHILL TYKES SHELL AUTO SERVICE ..............412-243-2432 EAST LIBERTY MIKE’S AUTO BODY .............................412-362-0100 AAMCO TRANSMISSION & COMPLETE CAR CARE .........................412-661-1000
CRANBERRY GILLECE TRANSMISSIONS...................724-776-2200 MARS FLEMING TIRE & AUTO SERVICE..........724-625-1577
LAWRENCEVILLE PITTSBURGH COLLISION .....................412-784-1292
RENFREW JUDSON AUTO BODY ...........................724-789-1111
MCKEESPORT MCKEESPORT AUTO BODY ..................412-672-0696 TOM CLARK CHEVROLET .....................412-751-2900
SAVER EKAS AUTOMOTIVE..............................412-353-2430
MONROEVILLE # 1 COCHRAN COLLISION CENTER ......412-372-8601 DAY CHEVROLET .................................412-327-0900 DAY FORD ...........................................412-856-0600 FIRESTONE COMPLETE AUTO CARE ....412-856-0500 GOODYEAR AUTO SERVICE CENTER ....412-373-3005 IMPORTS BY DAY VW/AUDI .................724-327-4900 NORTH VERSAILLES DARYL FOX AUTO SERVICE..................412-829-8282 OAKLAND BAUM BLVD AUTOMOTIVE ...................412-682-1866 BELLISARIO’S AUTOMOTIVE ................412-687-9258 PENN HILLS TWP NICKS COMPLETE AUTO REPAIR & TIRE.....................................412-793-1131 PITTSBURGH ARS AUTOMOTIVE ................................ 412-7954059 BASTONE AUTO SERVICE ....................412-361-3554 BONURA & SATTLER AUTO BODY SHOP ..................... 412-361-8829 DAVE SMITH AUTO ..............................412-244-1030 GOODYEAR AUTO SERVICE CENTER ....412-281-9318 STUCKERT’S AUTO SERVICE................412-621-4115
FAYETTE CITY ROBERTS AUTO BODY .........................724-326-5653 SMITHFIELD AUTO TECH AUTO SERVICE..................724-569-9300
WEXFORD HERB SCOTT SERVICE.........................724-935-3220 KOLLINGER AUTO BODY ......................724-934-4941
CRAFTON THE BODY SHOP @ 60 ........................412-921-2121 WOLBERT AUTO BODY & REPAIR.........412-922-8898
BETHEL PARK BETHEL PARK AUTOMOTIVE ................412-831-0300 GILLECE TRANSMISSIONS...................412-835-6199
MCKEES ROCKS JIM CRIVELLI CHEVROLET ...................412-331-0120 PINE HOLLOW SERVICES.....................412-771-3600
BRIDGEVILLE BIG G TIRE COMPANY ..........................412-221-0705 HAMLIN’S AUTO ..................................412-221-2100
MOON TOWNSHIP THE BODY SHOP @ MOON TOWNSHIP AUTO BODY ............412-269-2867 NORTH STAR CHEVY ...........................412-264-4607 WEST HILLS NISSAN INC. ...................412-262-9020
BROOKLINE MJ AUTO SERVICE...............................412-531-9909
DORMONT DON RUFFING SERVICE, INC................412-561-9911
BELLEVUE GOODYEAR TIRE CENTER ....................412-766-0800 RUSS’S AUTO CARE ............................412-734-4558
ELIZABETH ELIZABETH AUTOCARE ........................412-384-7700 JEFFERSON HILLS PRECISION BODY & SERVICE ..............412-655-7876
CHESWICK OAK’S AUTO & TRUCK SERVICE...........724-274-9011
MUNHALL BAKOTA’S AUTO SERVICE ....................412-461-3599
GLENSHAW KREBS AUTO TEAM .............................412-486-2500
OVERBROOK GILLECE TRANSMISSIONS...................412-885-1233
HAMPTON TWP GILLECE TRANSMISSION .....................412-492-1580
PITTSBURGH A-AUTOMOTIVE ...................................412-885-4010 BECKMAN MOTORS.............................412-431-5000 CENTERLINE COLLISION......................412-531-7751 ROHRICH TOYOTA ................................412-344-6012
MCCANDLESS TWP AAMCO TRANSMISSION & COMPLETE CAR CARE .........................412-367-1670 MASCARI AUTO CENTER, INC. .............412-367-4810 NATRONA HEIGHTS EXPERT TIRE .......................................412-224-2664 PITTSBURGH ELITE COLLISION .................................412-459-0202 GRACELAND AUTO BODY.....................412-322-3566 ROSS TWP CRITCHLOW AUTO BODY .....................412-821-1864 TROUBLE SHOOTERS ..........................412-931-0669 SHARPSBURG FERRA AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE .............412-781-7519 RYAN’S AUTO GLASS ...........................412-781-0067 WARRENDALE COMPLETE COLLISION INC..................724-935-1044
CARNEGIE CARNEGIE MOTORS.............................412-276-3800 MILEY AUTO & RV SERVICE .................412-279-6200
BALDWIN EARNELL MILLER’S CITGO ..................412-885-3030
WHITE OAK POZZUTO’S AUTO & TRUCK SERVICE...412-751-0800
ALLISON PARK FOREIGN TRAFFIC, INC. .......................724-449-9999
PLEASANT HILLS AAMCO TRANSMISSION & COMPLETE CAR CARE .........................412-881-8588 BOWSER BUICK/GMC ..........................412-469-2100 BOWSER HYUNDIA SUBARU................412-469-2100 KNOLL AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES...........412-655-3398 SCOTT TWP. MJ AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE CENTER .....412-275-3289 SOUTH HILLS ATLAS TRANSMISSION ........................412-531-2852 WEST HOMESTEAD ARMY’S TRANSMISSION .....................412-462-5100 WEST MIFFLIN LESCHAK AUTOMOTIVE .......................412-469-3575
PITTSBURGH ARLINGTON AUTO CENTER ..................412-563-6000 SCHULER’S SERVICE CTR. ..................412-331-0277 ROBINSON TWP # 1 COCHRAN COLLISION CENTER ......412-788-4444 AAMCO TRANSMISSION & COMPLETE CAR CARE .........................412-922-2250 DICK KERNICK SERVICE CENTER ........412-922-6181 FIRESTONE COMPLETE AUTO CARE ....412-788-9570 FOREIGN FIX .......................................412-787-5181 SNYDER BROTHERS AUTO INC ............412-787-9988 THORNBURG AUTOMOTIVE ..................412-922-3700
ARMSTRONG COUNTY ALLEGHENY TWP AMSLER AUTOMOTIVE.........................724-845-3146 EAST BRADY SEYBERT’S AUTO SERVICE ..................724-526-5647 RURAL VALLEY GOLDSTROHM AUTO LLC ....................724-783-2449
BEAVER COUNTY ALIQUIPPA
FRIEND’S SUNOCO ........................................724-375-0999 HINEMAN’S SERVICE CENTER .......................724-375-4864
BADEN PROTECH AUTO GROUP..................................724-869-5660
GEORGETOWN STEWART’S COLLISION CENTER ...................724-573-1222
GORDON’S AUTO SERVICE.............................724-843-0231 WOLFE’S FOREIGN AUTO. ..............................724-843-6645
UNIONTOWN EQ MUFFLER & AUTO CENTER ............724-439-3669 EXPERT TIRE .......................................724-438-7302
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HISTORY & TIMELESS BEAUTY WHEREVER YOU LOOK...
13 days, 21 meals, 4 “moments,” 1 amazing rate!
Italian Vistas Ciao, Italia! There’s time to practice your “Hello, Italy!” before embarking on this 13-day vacation that has everything you’d ever want in a trip to this enchanting land — and then some, namely an exclusive AAA experience called “Dine with the Tenors” and exclusive AAA member savings of up to $650.00 per room. (But, be warned: There’s much less time to lock in these great savings!) Once you’re in Italy, you’ll find yourself saying ciao to a variety of memorable vistas — urban and rural, ancient and modern, simple and sophisticated, sacred and secular... and all uniquely Italian in flavor, style and attitude. After seeing everything there is to see on this amazingly comprehensive escorted tour, you’ll understand exactly why it’s called “Italian Vistas.” With time-limited member-only savings of up to $650.00 per room (see call-out below), you’ll see lots more for lots less! We’ve taken a very popular tried-&-true itinerary and “amped it up” to include 4 extraspecial travel “moments” that you’d have to research and add on at your own expense and effort. Among them are guided visits to St Peter’s Basilica and Vatican City’s museums, which house not only one of the world’s greatest art collections but also the incomparable Sistine Chapel. Follow a local expert on an in-depth 3-hour tour (admissions & headphones included!). AAA Exclusive: Indulge in a hearty traditional 4-course dinner complete with wine at a very popular restaurant in Rome. As you enjoy the delicious tastes of Italy, you’ll be serenaded with favorite arias from the best-loved operas. It’s a lively, funfilled
AAA MEMBER SAVINGS NOW THROUGH 10/31/13: • PREMIER ........ $650.00 • PLUS ....................$600.00 • BASIC ....................... $550.00
evening and an engaging immersion into Italian culture. After dinner (gratuities included!), embark on an enchanting “Rome by Night” tour. The Eternal City’s famous landmarks (Colosseum, Forum, Emannuel Monument and others) illuminated against the night sky are an unforgettable sight! But, to assist your memory, you’ll receive a souvenir opera CD (1 per couple & 1 per single). Near stunning Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast, seek out a charming little town blessed by mountain breezes and sea air to visit a dried-pasta factory. Learn about the art of pasta making and then savor a dinner featuring this delicous culinary treasure in the factory’s very own restaurant. Buon appetito! Yet another unforgettable “moment” awaits in a tiny town atop one of the picturesque hills surrounding Florence. Enjoy an after-hours visit to a 14th-century monastery before sitting down to a family-style feast of traditional Tuscan dishes and local wines (live entertainment & service gratuities included!). Last but not least among the 4 travel “moments” is a serenaded gondola cruise in Venice! Partake in one of the world’s most famous travel experiences — la serinìssima. Board this elegant watercraft and sip a flute of Prosecco, enjoying the melodic voice of your gondolier as he navigates along the Venetian canals. “Italian Vistas” features relaxing multiple-night stays in Rome (3), Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast (2), Florence (2), Venice (2) and Stresa in the Lakes District (2). After a welcome dinner in Rome the first night, discover the city‘s Classical and Christian treasures on a locally guided tour. Enjoy an in-depth visit of the Colosseum. Then take a full day on your own to explore whatever strikes your fancy; your tour PER ROOM
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manager will be available to offer suggestions. Journey south to the brilliant Bay of Naples. Soak in 2,000 years of history during your exploration of the excavated ruins of Pompeii. In the resort town of Sorrento, see a demonstration of wood inlaying by local artisans. A very scenic boat ride takes you to the enchanting, stylish and dramatic isle of Capri. Take a panoramic ride to its highest town, then enjoy Capri town's chic boutiques, lush vegetation and outdoor cafes before returning to the mainland for your dinner experience at a pasta-making facility. Traverse Tuscany’s picturesque vineyards and olive groves on the way to Florence, “Cradle of the Italian Renaissance,” to see Michelangelo’s magnificent “David” at the Academy Gallery. Enjoy a Diner’s Choice night — an included dinner of your choice from a “menu” of great restaurants. Visit a family-owned leather shop to learn traditional techniques in leather making and a gold shop for an informative explanation of Florentine gold. Tour the city’s architectural landmarks, including the Piazza del Duomo. In the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa you might choose, as most visitors do, to stage a photo of yourself holding up the famous Leaning Tower! Sure, it’s corny and cliché, but it’s almost irresistible...and fun! A special stop is made at a Tuscan winery & farm for a lunch of local specialties and wines. Then cross the Appenine Mountains to Venice. Cruise to Murano Island for a glass-blowing demonstration before returning to St Mark’s Square for a tour of the Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs. In Verona, stroll the streets that served as the backdrop for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. At Stresa, in the breathtaking Lakes District, admire the gorgeous views of Lago Maggiore. Cross over the border into Switzerland
to the picturesque lakeside resort of Locarno for its views, shopping and cafes. Cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, one of the scenic Borromean Islands, for a farewell dinner surrounded by beautiful scenery. This magnificent adventure features visits to 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites — Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Pisa, Venice and Verona! Because this is such a popular package, we’re offering 2 departures:
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May 5-17 or Oct 4-16 AAA Member Rate: $5,414 Before-discount rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes roundtrip flights (Pittsburgh-Rome, MilanPittsburgh), roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, hotel accommodations/ taxes/service charges/baggage handling (1 piece per person), 21 meals, air taxes & fees/surcharges, in-Italy tour director. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; contact your travel agent for details. Visit AAA.com/GoItaly for more details.
CONVENIENT MOTORCOACH CRUISING FROM PITTSBURGH Avoid potential airport hassles. Motorcoach to your cruise! Park for free, then relax & ride AAA’s convenient “Cruise Express” motorcoach to Baltimore to board Grandeur of the Seas! 2014 CARIBBEAN Jan 21-31 • from $1,029
2014 BERMUDA May 23-30 • from $1,225
2014 BERMUDA Oct 10-16 • from $885
King’s Wharf, Bermuda 3 full days at sea
King’s Wharf, Bermuda 2 full days at sea
2014 CARIBBEAN Feb 18-28 • from $1,132
2014 BAHAMAS June 27–July 4 • from $1,244
Labadee, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas USVI Philipsburg, St Maarten 5 full days at sea
Port Canaveral, Florida CocoCay, Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas 3 full days at sea
2014 NEW ENGLAND & CANADA Oct 16-24 • from $1,076
2014 CARIBBEAN March 18-28* • from $1,132
2014 BAHAMAS Aug 8-15 • from $1,144
2014 CARIBBEAN Nov 11-21 • from $1,094
Labadee, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas USVI Philipsburg, St Maarten 5 full days at sea
Port Canaveral, Florida CocoCay, Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas 3 full days at sea
Labadee, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas USVI Philipsburg, St Maarten 5 full days at sea
San Juan, Puerto Rico Tortola, British Virgin Islands Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas USVI Philipsburg, St Maarten 5 full days at sea
Portland & Bar Harbor, Maine Saint John, New Brunswick Halifax, Nova Scotia 3 full days at sea
AAA MEMBER RATES are per person (double occupancy), are subject to availability at time of booking and include roundtrip motorcoach transportation, cruise accommodations/entertainment, most onboard meals and government fees. Ship’s registry: Bahamas. Visit AAA.com/motorcruise for itinerary details & Western Pennsylvania pick-up points. *WEST VIRGINIA MOTORCOACH from Morgantown & Bridgeport available for the 3/18/14 departure.
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Discover Britain’s horticultural heritage on a journey featuring dinnner with representatives of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the Chelsea Flower Show (on RHS-members-only day), Hampton Court Palace & its gardens, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Windsor Castle and an exclusive gala dinner at the RHS flagship garden at Wisley. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Half-day city tour including views of Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Changing of the Guard (if scheduled) A briefing on planning the best use of your time at the Chelsea Flower Show at Royal Hospital Chelsea “Diner’s Choice”: Choose a spot perfect for you one night from a “menu” of London’s great restaurants Free time to explore London’s endless offerings — theaters, museums, galleries, parks, etc
May 17-24 • AAA Member Rate: $4,199 Before-discount rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes roundtrip flights (Pittsburgh-London), roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, hotel accommodations/taxes/service charges/baggage handling (1 piece per person), 9 meals, air taxes & fees/surcharges. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; contact your travel agent for details. Visit AAA.com/travel for more details.
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AAA has just what you’re looking for! Join Pittsburgh tv & radio personality BILL CARDILLE for an out-of-the-ordinary eral 14-night cruise vacation that combines sev ones: lesser visited islands with more popular OS ARUBA • CURACAO • GRENADA • BARBAD THOMAS ST LUCIA • ANTIGUA • ST MAARTEN • ST
sh and luxurious Best of all, you'll do it all aboard the styli Celebrity Eclipse. You’ll enjoy dinner 1 night in a specialty restaurant (2 guests per stateroom), martini tasting vouchers (2 per stateroom) and an onboard cocktail party!
Feb 22–March 8 AAA Member Rate: from $2,190 Rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes cruise accommodations/entertainment, most onboard meals and government taxes/fees. Ship’s registry: Malta. Ask about available add-on airfare.
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GO WILD! Spectacular South Africa AAA MEMBER BENEFIT SAVE $200.00 PER PERSON
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City tour, including Katrinaimpacted sites
Serenade of the Seas
Mississippi River cruise on the steamboat Natchez Louisiana swampboat tour Mardi Gras World Demonstration & dinner at the N.O. School of Cooking
APRIL 24–MAY 9 INCLUDES AAA TOUR MANAGER WITH YOU THROUGHOUT AFRICA! 28 MEALS AAA MEMBER RATE $8,439
$25.00 per person onboard credit Cozumel, Mexico George Town, Grand Cayman Falmouth, Jamaica 3 full days at sea
MARCH 27–APRIL 5 • AAA MEMBER RATE: from $1,499 Rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes roundtrip airport/hotel/pier transfers, 2-night hotel accommodations/taxes/service charge/baggage handling (1 piece per person), 5 meals (on land), cruise accommodations/entertainment, most onboard meals, government fees and services of a AAA Tour Manager (if minimum-participation goal is met). Ship’s registry: Bahamas. Visit AAA.com/travel for more details. Ask about available add-on airfare.
Johannesburg • Soweto • Blyde River Canyon • 3 Rondavels • Bourke’s Luck Potholes • Kruger National Park • Port Elizabeth • Knysna • Oudtshoorn • Stellenbosch • Cape Winelands • Cape Town • Victoria Falls • Zambezi Cruise Before-discount rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability and includes roundtrip flights from Pittsburgh, roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, sightseeing per itinerary, accommodations, in-country guide, meals as indicated, government taxes/fees and AAA Tour Manager (if minimumparticipation goal is met). Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; contact your travel agent for details. Visit AAA.com/GoAfrica for complete itinerary and important pre-travel information. AAA Member Choice Vacations© door-to-door transfer service not available on this departure.
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Be a snowbird & escape winter for up to a month: Rent a furnished Florida “nest” for you, your family and / or your friends! Just because you don’t own a home in Florida is no reason you can’t be a “snowbird” and live the leisurely (and warm!) life-style of the Sunshine State for up 28 nights (Saturday-toSaturday weeks) in January, February or March 2014. AAA Travel has just what you need — 1- to 4-week Saturdayto-Saturday rental of a roomy furnished vacation home in peaceful Port Charlotte! On the southwest Gulf Coast just 100 miles south of Tampa and 65 miles north of Naples, Port Charlotte is a premier ecotourism destination that’s off the beaten path and free of crowds, yet offers sailing, boating, fishing, birding, shopping, dining, arts & more. One of Sail magazine’s 10 Greatest Places to Sail, the Charlotte Harbor area offers nature adventures like canoe/kayak paddling on 53 Blueways trails, exploring 5 national wildllife refuges and discovering prime birding opportunities. There are more than 70 parks & preserves, 16 golf courses and numerous annual sporting events and recreational facilities. Cultural HOME
Image representative of available homes. No 2 homes are identical, but styles & amenities are similar. pursuits include visual arts, theater, dance and music (Port Charlotte is home to the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra). It’s no wonder Money magazine called Port Charlotte Best Place to Retire. Choose from a selection of attractively landscaped homes, and use yours as a base from which to explore the local area’s uncrowded beaches and/or the many attractions within
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4137 Library St ............................1/4–1/11 (1 week) ............... $1,349 18146 Brazil Ave ........................ 1/4–1/18 (2 weeks) .............. $2,141 1198 Dewhurst St ....................... 1/4–2/1 (4 weeks) ............... $3,896 18106 Lake Worth Blvd ............. 2/1–2/15 (2 weeks) .............. $3,003 18130 Lake Worth Blvd ............. 2/1–2/15 (2 weeks) .............. $2,743
comfortable driving distance. Or just settle in, take advantage of the screened-in swimming pool and laugh at winter back home! Get away from it all...or invite your family and/or friends to share some Florida fun with you. These 3-bedroom/ 2-bathroom (some with 2.5) homes can comfortably sleep 6 (bedding/linens provided for each bedroom). They feature fully equipped kitchens (dishwasher, stove/oven, refrigerator/ freezer, microwave) and dining areas for everyone to gather in...screened-in heated pools for swimming, lounging and loafing! Living rooms feature entertainment centers (with cable). Optional weekly cleaning/linen service is available for an additional fee. Imagine not having to shovel snow this winter...and watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico instead. Forget about bundling up just to go to the corner store...and slipping into a soothing pool after dining on your patio instead. With AAA’s help, you can look forward to winter this year; contact a AAA travel agent now! 2014 RENTAL PERIOD
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18239 Temple Ave ...................... 2/1–3/1 (4 weeks) ............... $5,239 18211 Brazil Ave ........................ 3/1–3/29 (4 weeks) .............. $5,756 22491 Cezane ............................ 3/1–3/29 (4 weeks) .............. $5,377 18106 Lake Worth Blvd ..............3/8–3/22 2 weeks) ............... $3,071 4249 Flamingo Blvd .................. 3/29–4/12 (2 weeks) ............. $2,486
Rates vary by home selected, are subject to availability at time of booking and include accommodations, taxes & fees and pool heating fee. Visit AAA.com/HomeRentals.
Yellowstone in Winter Begin in SALT LAKE CITY UT; see Temple Square and witness the awesome power of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (schedule permitting). Travel to WEST YELLOWSTONE MT, gateway to Yellowstone National Park. Ride private vintage snowcoaches (heated!) to see Firehole Falls, Old Faithful and wildlife. Drive through majestic Grand Teton National Park to JACKSON HOLE WY, where you may choose to ride a sleigh through the National Elk Refuge and visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art or, for an additional fee, opt for a Granite Hot Springs snowmobile tour (bring a swimsuit!). Drive through Snake River Canyon and visit Utah Olympic Park before heading home.
Feb 1-6 • AAA Member Rate: $2,085 Rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes roundtrip flights (Pittsburgh–Salt Lake City), roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, luggage handling (1 bag per person), accommodations, motorcoach sightseeing & admissions (as indicated), 9 meals, services of a AAA Tour Manager (if minimum-participation goal is met), taxes, gratuities for guide & driver. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; contact your travel agent for details. Visit AAA.com/travel for more information.
Jackson Hole Snowmobile Adventure Package
The only thing that can beat the exhilaration of snowmobiling is snowmobiling through the splendor of America’s mountain West at Jackson Hole WY! Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned snowmobiler, this package is for lovers of adventure and natural beauty. Start in the Gros Ventre Mountain Range — a great opportunity to view wildlife. Follow trails framing Jackson Hole Valley and enjoy incredible views of the Tetons. Along the way, sightings of elk, deer, moose, coyote and bighorn sheep are common. Travel through Grand Teton National Park on your way to a full day of snowcoach touring in Yellowstone National Park. Enjoy all that Jackson Hole has to offer on your own for a day. Then head into the Wyoming Range for unforgettable scenery and exciting rides. Bring a swimsuit, because you’re in for a treat — a full-day snowmobile adventure with Granite Hot Springs as your destination. After an easy 11-mile groomed Forest Service trail, soak in the 106-degree natural hot spring waters and enjoying a poolside BBQ, all the while surrounded by snowcovered mountains. It’s an experience to remember!
Feb 15-21 • AAA Member Rate: $1,865
Rate is per person (double occupancy),is subject to availability and includes roundtrip airport/hotel transfers,accommodations,10 meals,entrance fees (national parks/attractions/activities), 3 days of guided snowmobile touring with instruction, all necessary equipment (helmet, gloves, snowsuit, boots, etc), 1-day guided snowcoach tour of Yellowstone National Park, tips for bellmen & included meals. Minimum age to operate a snowmobile in the National Forest is 14; must be accompanied by a parent. Ask about available add-on airfare. Visit AAA.com/travel for more information.
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LEAVE YOUR CAR AT HOME! Rates are per person, are subject to availability at time of booking and include roundtrip motorcoach transportation from the Pittsburgh area, accommodations (for multiday tours, based on double occupancy), sightseeing/admissions, taxes/gratuities for included features, baggage handling (for multiday tours), meals as indicated and services of a AAA Tour Manager. Visit AAA.com/USA for complete itinerary details and pick-up points.
Ò HAPPY HOLIDAYSÓ TOURS Holidays in Branson MO
Nov 13-18 • AAA Member Rate: $1,099
Enjoy the “Live Music Show Capital of the World” as it puts on its holiday best at 5 included holiday shows. IncludeTitanic Exhibit, Branson Lights tour, Fantastic Caverns, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 9 meals & more.
Biltmore & Smoky Mountain Christmas Dec 2-6 • AAA Member Rate: $905
Tap your toes at holiday shows in Pigeon Forge TN: “Country Tonite” & “Christmas at the Opry.” Experience the splendor of Asheville NC’s Biltmore Estate at an exclusive on-premises dinner and on 2 guided tours (1 candlelit, 1 behind-the-scenes). 8 meals.
Pittsburgh Holiday Houses of Worship New departure! Dec 3 • AAA Member Rate: $89
Step inside and enoy some of the city’s most impressive churches & buildings, with lunch at the equally impressive Church Brew Works. An annual sell-out! 1 meal.
Christmas Shows of Lancaster & Hershey Dec 4-6 • AAA Member Rate: $525
Learn about the holiday traditions of Pennsylvania's Amish Dutch. See “The First Noel,” “Christmas in Chocolatetown” and ˝“Miracle of Christmas.” Enjoy the drive-through Sweet Lights display, the National Christmas Center and shopping. 6 meals.
Dec 5 • AAA Member Rate: $115
Begin your holiday season countdown with a jaunt to Wheeling’s Oglebay Resort for its famed 6-mile-long Festival of Lights. Also enjoy a dinner show in Wilson Lodge, the Oglebay Institute’s Glass Museum, Hilltop Shops, model railroad & more. 1 meal.
Grand Illumination & Virginia Plantations Dec 6-10 • AAA Member Rate: $965
History & holidays convene in colonial Williamsburg’s unique spectacle of candlelight, bonfires & fireworks; stay on-site and savor a tavern dinner. Enjoy a light display during an overnight in Richmond. See 3 plantations, Yankee Candle Co, Jamestown Settlement, a Newport News light display, Christmastown at Busch Gardens. 7 meals.
Ohio Country Christmas Dec 7 • AAA Member Rate: $145
Escape to Ohio’s Amish country for delicious homemade specialties, handmade gift items and warm hospitality — with take-home gifts from a variety of stops! 1 meal.
Greenbrier Holiday Grandeur Dec 9-11 • AAA Member Rate: $795
Delight in the elegance of one of America’s finest resorts, in White Sulphur Springs WV. Enjoy tasteful accommodations, superb cuisine and countless amenities. 4 meals.
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Winter Wonderland Tour • Feb 20–March 2
An extraordinary chance to witness the Northern Lights, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and Alaska’s winter wildlife & wilderness! Fairbanks • Chena Hot Springs Resort Alaska Railroad • Seward Highway Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Alaska Sealife Center • Alyeska Resort Anchorage • Alaska Zoo • Wasilla Mushers Banquet • Iditarod Race AAA Member Rate: $2,955
See the “real” Alaska summer visitors never see! Rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, accommodations, hotel luggage handling, sightseeing transportation/ admissions, 14 meals, in-Alaska guide, hand warmers and services of a AAA Tour Manager (if minimum-participation goal is met). Ask about available add-on airfare. Visit AAA.com/GoAlaska for more information.
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Rotterdam Zuiderdam Noordam Veendam Noordam
Mediterranean: Southampton UK to Piraeus GR Panama Canal: Roundtrip from Ft Lauderdale FL Southern Caribbean: Roundtrip from Ft Lauderdale FL Mexican Riviera: Roundtrip from San Diego CA Western Mediterranean: Piraeus GR to Istanbul TY
to the GLACIERS AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
April 24–May 14 • AAA Member Rate: $9,589 This “Oz-some” tour features a AAA Tour Manager with you all the while you’re Down Under to ensure & enhance your enjoyment. And there’s a AAA exclusive in Cairns – an evening of entertainment, delicious cuisine and storytelling that brings Aboriginal Dreamtime legends to life. See more. Do more. Meet Aborigines, visit a koala sanctuary, ride a rainforest canopy gondola cableway, view a sheep shearing. Experience unique dining “in the bush” with entertainment under the stars, on a Sydney Harbour cruise and with a NZ family in their home. Plus more! Highlights of this 17-night once-in-a-lifetime adventure include Melbourne, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Mt Cook National Park. Visit AAA.com/GoAustralia for details.
AAA MEMBER BENEFIT: $50.00 OFF PER PERSON Before-discount rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes flights (Pittsburgh to Sydney to Christchurch to Pittsburgh), roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, accommodations, hotel luggage handling (1 bag per person), taxes/gratuities for included features, sightseeing per itinerary, 30 meals, tour guide in Australia & New Zealand and services of a AAA Tour Manager (if minimum-participation level is met). Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; see your travel agent for details. AAA Member Choice Vacations® door-to-door transfer service is not available on this departure.
AAA VACATIONS® AMENITIES: Pinnacle Grill dinner for 2, exclusive Savor & Swirl culinary event, Holland America cookbook DATE
Caribbean: Roundtrip from Ft Lauderdale FL
AAA VACATIONS AMENITIES: Pinnacle Grill dinner for 2, exclusive Savor & Swirl culinary event, Holland America cookbook, chocolate-covered strawberries ®
Veendam Veendam Zaandam Ryndam Nieuw Amsterdam Ryndam Ryndam
Hawaii: Roundtrip from San Diego CA Panama Canal West: Ft Lauderdale FL to San Diego CA South America: Buenos Aires AR to Valparaiso CH Western Mediterranean: Piraeus GR to Istanbul TY Mediterranean Tapestry: Barcelona SP to Venice IT Northern Europe: Roundtrip from Dover UK Northern Europe: Roundtrip from Copenhagen DK
AAA VACATIONS AMENITIES: Pinnacle Grill dinner for 2, exclusive Savor & Swirl culinary event, Holland America cookbook, Canaletto dinner for 2 ®
Southern Caribbean: Roundtrip from Tampa FL
AAA VACATIONS® AMENITIES: Pinnacle Grill dinner for 2, exclusive Savor & Swirl culinary event, Holland America cookbook, Canaletto dinner for 2, chocolate-covered strawberries Pinnacle Grill dinner for 2: passengers 1 & 2 Holland America cookbook: 1 per stateroom Canaletto dinner for 2: passengers 1 & 2
APRIL 25–MAY 4 • AAA MEMBER RATE $1,499 Tour Dublin: St Stephen’s Green, Georgian squares, O’Connell Street, Famine Memorial & more. Visit the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy a pint of Ireland’s beverage. • Meet the owners of a working beef/sheep/horse farm. Enjoy tea & scones and learn about country living. • Tour medieval Kilkenny, then explore it some more on your own. • Visit the House of Waterford Crystal; watch craftsmen transform molten glass into elegant tableware. • Climb Blarney Castle’s ramparts to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence.” • Browse or shop at Blarney Woolen Mills...or visit a pub instead! • Circumnavigate the spectacularly scenic Dingle Peninsula and sample the local brew at Dingle Brewing Company. • Sit down to dinner & traditional entertainment (including step-dancing) in Kate Kearney’s Cottage in Killarney. • Ferry across the Shannon to view the Cliffs of Moher. • Stop in Galway on the way to Connemara’s hills, lakes and open country. • Overnight in attractive Westport. • Cross over to Achill Island and see the Deserted Village (remains of stone cottages abandoned around the time of the Famine). • Tour Kilbeggan Distillery and enjoy an Irish coffee. • Enjoy storytelling at Dublin’s oldest pub, the Brazen Head. • Spend a day on your own in Dublin, utilizing your included vouchers for an open-top bus tour and a visit to the Old Jameson Distillery. Includes roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, accommodations, motorcoach sightseeing, itinerary attraction admissions, local taxes, hotel service charges & baggage handling (1 bag per person), walking-tour audio headsets, 15 meals (including Kate Kearney’s Cottage Irish Night, “Food, Folk & Fairies” dinner show at Brazen Head Pub and 3 table d’hote dinners) and in-Ireland professional guide & driver. Ask about available add-on airfare.
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Brilliance of the Seas Liberty of the Seas Liberty of the Seas Majesty of the Seas Liberty of the Seas
Western Caribbean: Roudntrip from Tampa FL Western Caribbean: Roundtrip from Ft Lauderdale FL Western Caribbean: Roundtrip from Ft Lauderdale FL Bahamas: Roundtrip from Miami FL Western Caribbean: Roundtrip from Ft Lauderdale FL
AAA VACATIONS® AMENITIES: Priority check-in, Champagne on arrival, $25.00 onboard credit per stateroom DATE
Independence of the Seas Explorer of the Seas Navigator of the Seas Adventure of the Seas
Eastern Caribbean: Roundtrip from Ft Lauderdale FL Eastern Caribbean: Roundtrip from Bayonne NJ Western Caribbean: Roundtrip from Galveston TX Southern Caribbean: Roundtrip from San Juan PR
AAA VACATIONS AMENITIES: Priority check-in, Champagne on arrival, $50.00 onboard credit per stateroom ®
Oasis of the Seas Oasis of the Seas Allure of the Seas
Eastern Caribbean: Roundtrip from Ft Lauderdale FL Eastern Caribbean: Roundtrip from Ft Lauderdale FL Western Caribbean: Roundtrip from Ft Lauderdale FL
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COMFORT OF A PRIVATE canadian club party suite AT CONSOL ENERGY CENTER! • party suite game ticket • comfortable leather seating • buffet • nonalcoholic beverages • TV monitor with live game feed • complimentary access to 3 clubs
PACKAGE WITH R/T TRANSPORTATION, HOTEL, RESERVED-SEAT TICKET, aaa gift & MORE. Detroit: DEC 14-15
Motorcoach to Motor City. Stay steps away (via enclosed people-mover!) from Joe Louis Arena at the Renaissance Center Hotel; enjoy its on-site shops & dining venues. Lunch at Hockeytown Café. Pre-game party at hotel lounge. 2 meals. $379
columbus: dec 29-30 OR MARCH 28-29
LEXUS, CAPTAIN MORGAN & FIRST NIAGARA
calgary flames: DEC 21 @ 1 pm NEW YORK Rangers: jan 3 @ 7 pm Philly flyers: March 16 @ 7:30 PM Tampa Bay lightning: March 22 @ 1 pm Philly Flyers: april 12 @ 3 PM AAA member rate: $299 each game
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AAA Member Rates are per person per game and are based on double occupancy when accommodations are included.
Motorcoach to Columbus. Stay at a downtown hotel within walking distance of Nationwide Arena. Visit Easton Town Center, a unique shopping & dining destination. Enjoy a pre-game party in the hotel. Savor a lunch buffet at Schmidt’s Sausage Haus in historic German Village. 2 meals. $399
WINTER HEAT – PENS OUT WEST! L.A. & PHOENIX: jan 29–feb 2
Fly from Pittsburgh for 4 nights & 2 games! Start in Los Angeles; tour “Tinseltown” and stay 2 nights across the street from the LA Live entertainment district. Then motorcoach to Phoenix, stopping along the way for a tramway ride & lunch in Palm Springs! Stay 2 nights at a luxurious 4-star resort (4 pools, on-site dining, spa, tennis, golf & more; fees for some activities). Join fellow fans for food & fun at West Gate Entertainment District, then walk to the game at Jobing.com Arena. Fly home from Phoenix. at LA hotel! Exclusive Penguins/AAA gift. 2 meals. AAA Tour 2 free drink vouchers at AZ resort! $30 debit card to use Manager. Visit AAA.com/penguins. $1,849 ®
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Upgraded and enhanced to the highest levels of luxury and comfort, Celebrity Infinity boasts the high-quality amenities and embellishments that make Solstice-class vessels the seasoned cruise traveler's ship of choice!
The British Isles & Beyond FROM ENGLAND TO DENMARK
Celebrity and AAA present a unique 11-night springtime cruise from Harwich, England, to Copenhagen, Denmark, with visits to:
PARIS (Le Havre), FRANCE • CORK (Cobh) & DUBLIN, IRELAND LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND • BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND GLASGOW (Greenock), SCOTLAND • OSLO, NORWAY Plus 3 full days at sea! Indulge in the comfort & conveniences of a veranda stateroom (choose standard or Concierge Class) — a private sanctuary where you’ll enjoy both indoor and outdoor space. Relax in the spacious lounge or step outside to linger over morning coffee or wonder at evening sunsets.
BOOK A VERANDA STATEROOM & ENJOY ALL OF THESE V.I.P. PERKS: CELEBRITY V.I.P. AMENITIES
In-stateroom fruit basket on arrival In-stateroom Domaine Chandon sparkling wine on arrival In-stateroom chocolate-covered strawberries on arrival 6-piece petit-fours at turndown on your second evening Priority tender & debarkation
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May 12-23 AAA Member Rate: from $2,660
Rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes veranda-stateroom cruise accommodations/entertainment, most onboard meals, Celebrity VIP amenities (in-stateroom fruit basket on arrival, in-stateroom sparkling wine on arrival, in-stateroom chocolate-covered strawberries on arrival, 6-piece petit-fours at turndown on second evening, priority tender & debarkation), AAA Vacations® amenities (priority check-in, $50 shipboard credit per stateroom), AAA Member Exclusives (24 / 7 member care assistance, 48-hour best-price guarantee), government taxes and port charges. Ship’s registry: Malta. Visit AAA.com/travel for itinerary. Ask about available add-on airfare and transfers.
AAA Discounts & Rewards is whole new way to save Savings that pay for the cost of your membership
he savings are sensational at AAA Discounts & Rewards. Save on everything from shopping and dining, to attractions, travel and even prescription medications. Get discounts. Earn rewards. Discover great deals on the names you want and the products you need — all at unbeatable prices. It’s just one of the many perks of AAA membership. AAA Discounts & Rewards is an innovative new shopping experience on AAA.com featuring deep discounts, limited-time offers and everyday savings on dining, electronics, home, apparel, entertainment, pet care and more, from approximately 30,000 participating merchants nationwide — including national chains like Kohl’s, Macy’s, Best Buy, The Gap and The Home Depot. Now you can also find the latest travel deals through AAA Discounts & Rewards. From cruises to tour packages to lodging, there’s a wide variety of offers available for your next getaway. AAA is able to leverage the purchasing power of millions of members in return for big savings from merchants who want your business. The AAA Discounts & Rewards shopping portal at AAA.com/discounts features an intuitive, easy-to-navigate interface to help you find exactly what you are looking for with just few simple clicks. Check out some of the limited-time offers, or customize your shopping experience to receive weekly Perk Alerts featuring our
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In addition to saving with over 30,000 online retailers, AAA members can also show their AAA membership card at over 100,000 participating store locations. No fumbling for coupons or searching for lost flyers — all you have to do is show your AAA membership card and save! And remember to download the free AAA Mobile app for places to save, wherever you go. AAA East Central members can access the AAA Discounts & Rewards page from AAA.com/discounts. Feel free to browse through all the offers, however, you must register at the time of transaction. Registration is completely free — a valid AAA membership and email address are all you need. Don’t wait any longer. Register online at AAA.com/discounts. Then shop, save and earn on national and local brands, movie and attraction tickets, restaurants and retailers.
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Let Cancun be your place in the sun An oasis of flawless beaches and fabulous attractions
ancun could best be described as a beach with an island in the middle. Centuries ago, Mayan emperors traveled here to get some R&R. Today, this cosmopolitan resort perched on the limestone shelf of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is among the premier vacation spots on the planet. Luxury hotels line the Hotel Zone, a seahorse-shaped oasis connected by two causeways and flanked by the tranquil Nichupte Lagoon and the restless Caribbean Sea. People watchers can take a stroll on the Malecón Américas a palm-fringed promenade hugging the shoreline. Cancun’s twelve miles of beach are celebrated for their turquoise waters and powdery white sand. All are open to the public and anyone with the inclination can walk from one end to the other. You can either hike along the northern shore by the calm waters of Bahia de Mujeres, or follow the Caribbean Sea on the eastern shore. The sand here is like talcum powder and surprisingly cool, thanks to a limestone composition that doesn’t hold the heat. Playa Ballenas is the magnificent white beach that established Cancun’s reputation as a resort, while Playa Las Perlas is a favorite with boogie boarders because of the great wave action and
REACH THE BEACH — Cancun’s 12 miles of beach are celebrated for their brilliant turquoise waters and fine white sand. pickup volleyball games. Playa Linda is the main departure point to Isla Mujeres and for the submarine and dive excursions. Cancun’s waters are legendary for their clarity with schools of dazzling blue neons hovering among the rocks and piers. The otherworldly Underwater Museum, which opened in 2010, features more 400 life-size figures by English artist Jason deCaires Taylor, displayed in less than 10 feet of water.
Shoppers can bargain for authentic Mexican handicrafts, silver, Mayainspired art and designer clothing. The majority of open-air markets are located in El Centro, the downtown area, while the mercados on Tulum Avenue are a great place to practice your bargaining skills. Party animals will want to take full advantage of Cancun’s legendary nightlife at clubs like Dady Rock, Señor Frog’s and Coco Bongo, a multilevel mad-
house full of mammoth video screens, brilliantly costumed dancers, Cirque du Soleil-style acrobats, celebrity impersonators, conga lines, confetti canons and balloons. Cancun is close to several Mayan archeological sites including Tulum, located about 80-miles south of the city. Considered by many to be the most beautiful of all Mayan sites, Tulum is the only Mayan city built next to the sea, which provides a spectacular backdrop for its well-preserved ruins. Chichen-Itza, located about 2-hours from Cancun, was the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization. The expansive ruins cover about six square miles, and are dominated by the 75-foot-tall Kulkulkan pyramid, which functions as a giant solar calendar. During the equinox, the sunlight sends an image of a serpent undulating down the temple walls. IF YOU GO
Take advantage of AAA Travel and Pleasant Holidays’ exclusive Fiesta Days offer and save $200 on 5-night or longer Mexico vacations, when you book from now until October 31, 2013 for travel up to April 11, 2014 (some restrictions apply). For more information visit AAA.com/Mexico, or see your local AAA Travel Agent.
AAA Member benefit changes
n order to provide the most relevant, comprehensive package of benefits to members, AAA East Central announces the following changes. Effectively immediately, ProtectMyID Essential, an identity theft monitoring service, will be offered free to members. ProtectMyID Essential provides daily monitoring of the member’s Experian credit report, with e-mail alerts any time changes are detected. Identity Theft is a growing problem, and ProtectMyID Essential helps protect members from unauthorized activity. For more details, click on http://www.aaa.com/identitytheft. In addition, AAA East Central will be
phasing out AAA Plus Travel Accident Insurance, which provides AAA Plus members with accident insurance for transportation booked through AAA Travel. It will be discontinued at the end of the member’s current membership year, beginning with October 31, 2013 membership expirations.
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Just steps from the Falls, next to Skylon Tower and right beside the world-class Fallsview Casino. Two nights from just $154* including meals... 2 full breakfasts, dinner at Coco’s Steakhouse, and a superb dinner high atop Skylon’s Revolving Dining Room overlooking the Falls. Ask us about our super Niagara Attraction Package From $124 PP/DO. Unbeatable value!
BATTER UP — AAA East Central Vice President of Insurance Services Ken Friedel threw out the ceremonial first pitch during AAA Insurance Night at PNC Park on June 28, 2013. The contest drew an enthusiastic crowd of fans, who took advantage of Free Shirt Friday and special AAA member values on Pirate tickets to see the Bucs battle the Milwaukee Brewers.
BY THE FALLS Prices are per-person based on double occupancy valid Sun to Thurs. Holidays and weekends higher. Tax extra. Free Parking. Rates valid from Oct 14, 2013 through May 15, 2014. Also available child add-ons, whirlpool suites and gift certificates. *Subject to exchange rates.
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A Las Vegas vacation is never a gamble Vegas rocks with a jackpot of new entertainment and attractions
hy roll the dice on another destination when you can pack an entire year’s worth of fun into one long weekend? Las Vegas entertainment includes Broadway-caliber productions, superstar performers and unique-to-Vegas production shows. Whether it’s the hottest headliner, or a trendy nightclub, there’s always something going on in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Rock of Ages at the Venetian takes us back to a time when big hair and spandex posed the greatest threats to our national security. Set in 1987, it’s the story of a young couple chasing their dreams of stardom on the Sunset Strip. Patrons can hold up battery-operated “lighters” and sing along with arena rock favorites like “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” and “Don’t Stop Believin.” Country Music’s first couple — Tim McGraw and Faith Hill — have extended their limited engagement Soul2Soul tour at the intimate 1,815seat Venetian Theatre. The show will open on Oct. 25- 26 and cover 10 select weekends through April 2014. Cirque du Soleil’s ethereal combination of athleticism and special effects performs at eight Vegas venues. Zarkana, their newest show at ARIA Resort & Casino, blends circus arts
MAKING A SPLASH — Le Rêve was voted Best Show in Las Vegas in 2012. with rock music. Audiences will be taken on a surreal journey to a circus populated by strange, off-the-wall characters and death defying stunts. The story revolves around Zark, a magician who has lost his powers and Lia, his former assistant and muse. The show’s finale features 15 artistes performing a banquine, a visually stunning display of acrobatic fantasy. Absinthe is the acclaimed acro-cab-
aret variety show performed in the round at Caesars Palace. A raucous blend of vaudeville, carnival sideshow and spectacle, audiences are treated to mesmerizing feats of strength and agility while seated so close they can see every bead of sweat on the performers. Master of ceremonies Gazillionaire mixes some old time burlesque into this outlandish, adults-only show. From a thrilling high-dive to a
submerged tango, Wynn Las Vegas’ breathtaking Le Rêve (The Dream) is Cirque du Soleil meets Esther Williams’ Million Dollar Mermaid in an eerie underwater ballet. The show’s provocative choreography features aerial acrobatics, and elaborate special effects. Certified scuba divers can now experience the show from a whole new perspective — underwater in the vast depths of the Aqua Theater’s 1.1 million gallon pool. The Fremont Street Experience, located in downtown Las Vegas, blends vintage Las Vegas neon with high-tech light and sound and live entertainment. The Viva Vision canopy and light show spans the length of five football fields and towers 90 feet above the ground. It features more than 12 million LED modules and a 555,000-watt sound system. Coming this fall, thrill seekers can fly beneath the canopy on Slotzilla, a zip-line that launches from an enormous slot machine.
IF YOU GO
AAA Travel offers a wide selection of accommodations and travel packages to make any Las Vegas trip a memorable one. Visit AAA.com/USA or contact your local AAA Travel Agent.
Newly revamped cruise ship lets the Sunshine in Carnival Destiny changes everything — including the name
ruise lines need to continually update their fleets to ensure existing ships match the stateof-the-art standards of their newer siblings. Sometimes these changes amount to little more than new carpet and drapes, or a refresh around the pool area. In the case of Carnival Destiny they decided to change everything, including the name. Launched in 1995, the world’s first 100,000-plus-ton cruise ship was a forerunner of a new class of grand-scale vessels. Now Destiny has a whole new destiny so to speak. The 3,006-passenger ship recently underwent a $155 million makeover morphing Carnival Destiny into Carnival Sunshine during a 49-day dry dock in Italy. The refit includes a radically reconfigured layout, the addition of a partial deck, the expansion of two other decks and 182 new cabins. Sunshine emerged in May with all of the elements of Carnival’s ground breaking Fun Ship 2.0 program, and several exciting new features all her own. Top-deck amenities include Serenity, a spectacular three-level adults-only retreat — the largest in the Carnival fleet — featuring a pool, waterfall, and magnificent sea views. WaterWorks is an all-new water park where you can zip down five different slides and have a splash-tastic time with 40 different interactive water fea-
EXTREME MAKEOVER — Carnival Sunshine has undergone a total makeover from bow to stern. tures, including a 300-gallon drenching bucket in the SplashZone kids’ water play area. Speedway Splash lets you slip slide away in dual, side-by-side 235-foot-long slides with racers’ times displayed on a scoreboard and special lighting effects that add to the adventure. The enclosed 334-foot-long Twister — Carnival’s longest slide — features a crystal clear turn that extends out over the edge of the ship. Diners will discover a tantalizing array of culinary choices. Ji Ji Asian Kitchen serves a diverse menu of deli-
cacies from the Far East, while Food Network star Guy Fieri grills his amazing hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries at Guy’s Burger Joint. Fahrenheit 555 is a classic American steakhouse with all the ambiance of a pre-war supper club. The Havana Bar pays homage to Cuba’s storied nightlife with palm trees, elegant archways, and vibrant tile work, along with floor to ceiling windows offering panoramic ocean vistas. By day, a casual gathering spot, at night, it transforms into a Cuban-inspired club with a cool Latin vibe.
Alchemy Bar is a vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy.” Professional mixologists will “prescribe” concoctions from different elixirs and ingredients, or guests’ can create their own custom cocktails. Carnival Sunshine’s Limelight Lounge is home to the Punchliner Comedy Club Presented by George Lopez. A lineup of established and up-and-coming comic talent is showcased in partnership with the popular TV personality who serves as Carnival’s “curator of comedy” In November, Carnival Sunshine will reposition from the Mediterranean to New Orleans, for a winter schedule of seven-day Caribbean cruises from the Big Easy through April 2014. Carnival Sunshine will then shift to Port Canaveral, Florida, for year-round five- to eight-day Caribbean departures beginning in April 2014.
Carnival’s Seaside Theatre features a poolside 270-square-foot high-tech LED screen offering nightly “Dive In Movies” along with a variety of concerts, and sporting events in the fresh sea air. FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please see your AAA Departures Guide or AAA.com/cruises for special values on Carnival Cruise vacations.
aroundtown GHOSTS & GOBLINS CAVERN TOURS — (Oct. 4-26, Fridays and Saturdays) Looking for a familyfriendly Halloween festivity or a terrifying haunted adventure? You’ll find it at Lincoln Caverns. During the day on Saturday, enjoy a special one-hour family tour through two beautiful crystal caverns, one haunted and one natural, with just the right mix of surprises and cave information. Friday and Saturday nights get very scary with the haunted caverns and the increasingly terrifying haunted trail. Tour times: Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Location: Lincoln Caverns, 7703 William Penn Highway, U.S. Route 22, Huntingdon. Call 814-643-0268 or visit www.lincolncaverns.com. FALL FOLIAGE FESTIVAL — (Oct. 5-6, 12-13) Over 400 artists and craftsmen will display their wares along the tree-lined streets of historic downtown Bedford at the 49th Annual Bedford Fall Foliage Festival. Homemade apple cider is a crowd favorite, along kettle corn and candy apples. Children’s activities include scarecrow making, face painting, magic shows and more. Event runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, rain or shine. Visit www. bedfordfallfestival.com, or call 814-623-1771.
Shop more than 400 arts and crafts vendors at the Bedford Fall Foliage Festival. 18TH CENTURY MARKETFAIRE — (Oct. 11-12) See living history demonstrations, a militia encampment and more at the 18th Century Marketfaire. Vendors will be selling period clothing, tools and crafts. There also will be colonial music, games, food and more. Event runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Fort Roberdeau Historic Site. Admission: $4; $2 ages 3-12; free for children under 3. Visit www.marketfaireandfrolic.com. B.B. KING — (October 13) B.B. King’s soulful vocals and distinctive guitar style have made him the King of Blues with hits like “The Thrill Is Gone” and “Don’t Answer The Door, Part I.” Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center,
Travel insurance travels with you
hether your idea of a vacation is sipping a cocktail by the pool, or skiing a double black diamond, travel insurance can provide valuable assistance and financial protection. There are three types of insurance you should consider if you are planning an international trip: Trip Cancellation Insurance — This covers your financial investment should you have to cancel a trip due to sickness, a death in the family, bad weather, delayed luggage or another disaster listed in the policy. In addition, if you or an immediate family member become seriously ill or are injured during the trip some travel insurance policies will reimburse you for the unused portion of the vacation. There may be exclusions for pre-existing conditions, so check your policy carefully. Depending on the policy, trip cancellation insurance might not cover any medical care overseas, so you may need a separate travel health insurance policy. Travel Health Insurance — If you need medical treatment overseas, you will probably be asked to pay out-of-pocket, which could be very expensive. Before you go, consider your insurance options in case you need care while
you’re abroad, especially if you have existing health conditions, or will be away from home for a long time. If you have health insurance, find out if it will cover emergencies that happen abroad. Ask if your policy has any exclusions, such as for preexisting conditions or adventure activities. If your health insurance coverage is not adequate, consider buying a short-term supplemental policy. Look for a policy that will make payments to hospitals directly. Medical Evacuation Insurance — If the health care at your destination is not up to U.S. standards, consider buying medical evacuation insurance. This can be purchased separately or as part of your travel health insurance policy. This insurance will pay for emergency transportation from a remote or poor area to a high-quality hospital. Make sure that the policy provides a 24-hour physician support center. Having the right insurance will help you prepare for the unexpected. If foreign travel is in your plans speak with your AAA travel or insurance representative about travel insurance coverage that you can take with you wherever you go. Call 800.354.8761 or visit AAA. com/travelinsurance to purchase travel medical insurance online.
127 University Drive, State College, PA. Tickets are $35, $45 and are available at the Altoona Campus Ticket Outlet, or by phone at 800-745-3000. HOLLIDAYSBURG PUMPKIN FESTIVAL — (Oct. 19) More than 50 local nonprofits will come together to provide a day of “pumpkin fun” for the community while raising funds and spreading awareness for their groups. Activities include pumpkin seed-spitting contests, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling and more! There will also be two stages of live entertainment throughout the day. Event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Allegheny Street in Downtown Hollidaysburg. Visit www.hollidaysburg.org. FALL FESTIVAL AND PUMPKIN FLOAT — (Oct. 19) Enjoy a day of fall fun at Parker Dam State Park. Activities include cider pressing, candle dipping, pioneer games and more. Visit various vendors and the concession stand. At the end of the afternoon, there will be pumpkin carving and later on, a bonfire on the beach. There will also be the Pumpkin Float at 7:00 p.m., when the lighted jack-o-lanterns are set adrift on the lake and tall tales are told around the fire. Event runs from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Parker Dam State Park, 28 Fairview Road, Penfield. Call 814-765-0630.
DINOSAUR TRAIN LIVE — (Oct. 25) “Dinosaur Train Live!” travels back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth — and rode in trains. The stage production is based on PBS Kids program “Dinosaur Train,” which teaches young children about life science, natural history and paleontology. The live production features a variety of puppetry, special effects and more. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park. Tickets: $19. Visit www.cap.psu.edu or call 814-863-0255. SHAVER’S CREEK FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL — (Oct. 26-27) Celebrate fall with a community festival and the popular Children’s Halloween Trail. The free Harvest Festival features pumpkin carving, face painting, live entertainment, natural history programs, and delicious food. The Children’s Halloween Trail is a fun educational walk led by costumed characters, who explain Halloween symbols like pumpkins, spiders and bats. Admission to Children’s Halloween Trail: $5; free for children 3 and under. Advanced purchase recommended. Festival runs 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, 3400 Discovery Road, Petersburg. Visit www.shaverscreek. org, or call 814-863-2000.
Benjamin Franklin Museum re-opens in Philadelphia Honoring the life and times, and legacy of a founding father
No visit to historic Philadelphia would be complete without a stop at the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall. This is where Franklin and his peers created the two documents that declared liberty for the colonies and set up a freely elected government — the Declaration of Independence, and the United States Constitution. Franklin is also memorialized in sculptor Isamu Noguchi’s Bolt of Lightning, a gigantic steel sculpture representing Franklin’s famous kite-flying experiment. Located in Monument Park opposite Franklin Square, it’s a fitting tribute to a man who was both a lightning rod for controversy, and whose best-known invention is still saving lives today.
nventor, diplomat, scientist, author and citizen of the world, Benjamin Franklin was one of the most extraordinary persons of his time. His is an epic story, sprawling across the 18th century against a backdrop of revolution, the court of King Louis XVI, and his adopted hometown of Philadelphia. The Benjamin Franklin Museum has just re-opened following a two-year renovation. Dedicated to the life and times of America’s favorite Renaissance man, visitors will be introduced to Franklin’s larger than life persona, and insatiable curiosity through personal artifacts, and interactive displays. Step out into Franklin Court and admire the Ghost Structure that outlines the space where his house once stood. At the B. Free Franklin Post Office, on the Market Street side of Franklin Court, visitors can have postcards hand-stamped just as you would have when Franklin was the first postmaster. At the Print Shop, National Park Service rangers demonstrate Franklin’s career as a printer and newspaper publisher using 18th-century techniques and machinery. Franklin’s presence can be felt everywhere in the City of Brotherly Love. Carpenters’ Hall, the site of the First Continental Congress, was once the home of Franklin’s Library Company
EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE — The country’s only museum dedicated to Benjamin Franklin re-opened last August. and exhibits at the hall chronicle the events that occurred there that led to the call for independence. The mile-long Benjamin Franklin Parkway is the gateway to the celebrated Philadelphia Museum of Art and many of the city’s most stately cultural institutions. The Franklin Institute — a testament to his many scientific achievements — houses the Frankliniana Collection, including an odometer he created to measure postal routes.
Christ Church is where Franklin and his family attended services and where he supervised several lotteries to finance the tower and steeple. Take a seat in Pew 70 where the Franklins sat. A few blocks away at the Christ Church Burial Ground, you can find the spot where Franklin and his wife Deborah were laid to rest, alongside some of Colonial America’s most notable figures. Toss a penny on his grave for good luck.
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High tech brake lights aim to reduce rear end collisions
industry research project conducted in Testfield Germany. In emergency braking situations, the experimental “Electronic Brake Light” transmits a wireless signal that illuminates a dashboard light in cars following behind. The study found the technology
new high tech “brake light” could warn drivers following behind even if they are around a bend or behind other traffic. Ford Motor Company recently tested the technology as part of Safe Intelligent Mobility, a four-year joint
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chief technical officer and vice president, Ford Research and Innovation. Ford is using specially-equipped Ford S-MAX models to help test the potential of car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication. Other companies are developing high tech brake light solutions of their own some of which would require regulatory changes. The last major change in brake light regulation was the 1986 mandate that all new passenger cars include a center high mounted stop lamp. Mercedes Benz “Adaptive Brake Light” safety function makes the brake lights flash instead of just lighting up continuously during heavy braking at vehicle speeds greater than 30 mph. Mercedes says these flashing brake lights ensure a higher level of attention on the part of following traffic. BMW’s adaptive brake lights increase in brightness the harder you step on the brake pedal, letting vehicles behind you know how quickly you may or may not be stopping. Adaptive brake lights from Volvo activate in the event of sudden braking or if the ABS system is activated. This causes an additional taillight on each side of the vehicle to illuminate to help alert vehicles traveling behind. Audi is working on a fan shaped laser tail light that shines slightly downward as a red line on the road, prompting the driver behind to maintain sufficient distance by literally warning them not to cross the red line.