AAA Member Exclusive Add-on airfare available for just $299 per person for a limited time!
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Member Appreciation Cruise
Member-only extras worth repeating...plus more!
Celebrity Cruises & AAA Travel offer ‘déjà vu values’ on Solstice to Alaska
ncore! Encore! Great performances are certainly worth repeating — and make you want even more! AAA members who sailed on the 2013 Member Appreciation Cruise loved the extra-special amenities and values offered on that sailing so much that we’ve ramped up the “goodies” for 2014’s Member Appreciation Cruise. In fact, our 7-night Aug 8 Alaska cruise roundtrip from Seattle on Celebrity Solstice is loaded with more than $500 in member values! You can’t get all of these extras anywhere else — only from AAA. This special AAA departure combines the 49th state’s aweinducing glaciers, mountains and wildlife with the firstclass quality of Celebrity’s “floating resort” — and when you add in all of the many member-only values & amenities only available on this sailing, you’ll know this cruise adventure will be the one you’ll always remember. One eye-popping feature of this popular cruise vacation is the discounted add-on roundtrip airfare (LouisvilleSeattle) — available for a limited time for just $299 per person exclusively for
VALUE COMPARISON Category 2A Balcony Stateroom NONMEMBER INTERNET RATE from $2,139* per person
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$299 per person • R/T Louisville-Seattle Save as much as $700 per person!
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per stateroom • for beverages, spa, shops, etc
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AAA members booking balcony staterooms. The true cost of this cross-country airfare is as much as $700 more, but AAA will pay the rest; that’s easily more savings than the cost of annual membership and enough to convince anyone that it’s worth way more than road service alone! Settle back into the comfort of your private balcony on Celebrity Solstice for an endless parade of stunning land& seascapes passing by your luxurious stateroom. Kick up your slippered feet, sip a sooth-
New content, features and fun PetSpot activities have been added to the AAA PetSpot — PetSpot.AAA.com — including a form where visitors can contribute their own favorite dog parks to the site. Other enhancements include a link from the main page to the AAA PetBook Photo Contest Gallery. AAA PetSpot offers members and nonmembers information on pet passenger safety, pet-friendly travel tips, pet health news, pet e-cards and much more. In addition, AAA members can take advantage of national pet-related discounts, as well as local pet-related discounts. Your pet could be on the cover of the 2014 edition of Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA PetBook®. For the sixth consecutive year, the AAA PetBook® Photo Contest is sponsored by Best Western, which has more than 1,600 pet-friendly hotels worldwide. Capture your pet’s most memorable travel moments on camera and enter your photograph before November 30, 2013. Candid photographs are preferred. Contest rules, entry forms and photos from the previous contest are available on the AAA.com/ PetBook website.
Your one-stop shop for travel discounts There’s a new online travel destination for bargain hunters. Now you can access AAA Travel deals through the AAA Discounts & Rewards site. Browse offers on cruises, tours, hotels, car rentals, airport parking and more on the easyto-navigate site. Discounts are updated frequently, so check often to see latest deals. Visit AAA.com/discounts and click on the “Travel” tab to begin saving on your next getaway.
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ing cocktail or a steaming cup of java and take in Mother Nature’s handiwork. Keep a keen eye out for glimpses of wildlife, listen for the eerie groaning of melting glaciers, inhale the impossibly fresh salt air and know without a doubt that you’re in a pristine world with the power to erase your everyday stresses and invigorate your senses. Enhancing your newfound tranquillity are a “boatload” of member-only amenities available with balcony statecontinued on page 20
AAA Auto Buying Tools app wins accolades
The AAA Auto Buying Tools app was among “5 essential apps for buying a car” featured recently by TechHive. The profile focused on the ease with which the AAA app takes users from conducting initial vehicle research to making purchase reservations, as well as available tools and options. These include a tool to help users find a vehicle’s history by entering or scanning its vehicle identification number. The number of multi-device car shoppers — those using a combination of their personal computer, smartphone and/or tablet — is predicted to more than double by 2018.
It’s Better to Give & Receive at AAA Travel Looking for a unique gift for someone special? Consider a value-packed AAA Dream Tour like spectacular South America, Portugal & Its Islands, Alaska By Land, Italian Vistas, A Taste of Scotland & Ireland, or Irish Heritage. Book and deposit by November 30, 2013 and you will also receive a Free Holiday Gift like a 42” flatscreen TV, Google 10 tablet, Bose Bluetooth mini speaker, or a Keurig single-serve brewer — for yourself, or to give as a gift. (New bookings only, gift choices vary with tour booked, other restrictions apply). SEE PAGE 9
AAA takes the headache out of battery replacement Battery testing, installation, and recycling wherever you are
inter’s frigid temperatures can take their toll on a car’s battery. The energy required to start and heat your vehicle in cold weather places significant strain on your battery. In fact, if the temperature drops to zero or below, your battery likely has only half its normal power. The last thing you want to face on a chilly morning is a car that won’t start, especially when you have a busy day ahead. Jump-starting your vehicle may get you back on the road quickly, but it’s a short-term fix for long-term battery problems. AAA Battery Service is a convenient member benefit that offers free diagnosis and technicians that come to you, saving you time and giving you piece of mind. “More than 1 million motorists have used AAA Battery Service,” said Steve Popovich, managing director of AAA East Central’s Automotive Service Department. “Mobile battery service eliminates the inconvenience of finding a repair shop, making an appointment and sitting in a waiting room while a new battery is installed. It is another example of how AAA continues to identify ways to make members’ hectic lives a bit easier.” When a AAA member requests roadside assistance and the problem is believed to be battery related, a battery service vehicle will be dispatched. A trained technician equipped with
NO POWER SHORTAGE — AAA batteries are delivered and installed on the spot and come with a 36-month free replacement warranty. state-of-the-art diagnostics will test the battery and electrical system of the disabled vehicle. This technology eliminates the guesswork out of whether a boost will get your battery running and you on the go, or if a new battery is required. This diagnostic test is quick,
Give Yourself an Upgrade— to the highest level of protection available! Get more from your membership. Upgrade to AAA Premier. With expanded roadside assistance — and a host of other benefits — AAA Premier is a smart choice. To upgrade your membership, call or visit your local AAA office or AAA.com, or call the Member Service Center at
accurate and, best of all, free to AAA members. If a new battery is needed, you can have one installed right on the spot. Members even receive a $25 discount when they purchase the replacement battery through AAA. AAA Battery Service vehicles carry batteries compatible with 90 percent of all cars, SUVs and light trucks on the road. The new, high-quality AAA brand battery comes with a 72-month warranty, including 36-months free replacement, and 36-months pro-rated replacement. In addition, AAA will recycle your old battery for you. Think your battery may need replacing soon, but want to see how much your new battery will cost? AAA’s InstaQuote battery price calculator on AAA. com can give you an estimated price for your vehicle’s battery before you call for service. The calculator is easy to use: just select your vehicle’s make, model, year and engine size and click “Request a Quote.” Prices displayed include the member discount.
AAA Battery Service is designed to ensure that members get the most out of their batteries. If you suspect your battery is failing, call 800-AAA-HELP and ask for AAA Battery Service. A technician will come to your location and perform a free diagnostic test on your battery. For more information on cold-weather car care, visit AAA.com/ automotive.
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AAA Battery Service is available from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 7-days a week. To verify AAA Battery Service availability in your area, call our toll-free number: 1.800.222.4357.
Take the Pledge — Drive drug and alcohol free Kentucky Official publication of AAA East Central Published monthly (except bimonthly Aug./Sept., Nov./Dec.) by AAA East Central 321 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky 40222 USPS 891-900 ISSN 1941-3696 Periodicals Postage Paid at Louisville, Kentucky Postmaster: Send address changes to AAA, Traveler, Kentucky c/o AAA, 321 Whittington Parkway Louisville, KY 40222 Subscription Rate: $1 included in Primary Membership dues. All others: $2/year. Publisher .................................James E. Lehman Managing Editor ...........................Douglas O’Neil Editorial Office 321 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 582-3311 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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** KENTUCKY REGION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman .............................................Dan Ray Clagett Vice-Chairman .......................................Gary K. Munsie Robert S. Allison**, Kurt Broecker**, James E. Broome, Carolle Jones Clay, Bart Doerhoefer, Elizabeth Hughes, James M. McDonnell, Dennis Newberry**, Bruce J. Roth**, Robert Royer**, Tuck Tinsley, III, Jack Wilson**
Join the fight against this killer on the road By Richard Hamilton Chairman, AAA East Central he holiday season is a time to celebrate, but it can also lead to trouble on the road. Cars are packed, traffic is heavy and the weather outside may be frightful. Tempers become frayed and drivers are often exhausted from a long ride. Add alcohol to the mix and you have a recipe for disaster. About 40 percent of all traffic fatalities between Christmas and New Year’s involve alcohol. The first day of the year is also the deadliest day of the year for alcohol-related fatalities for motorists and pedestrians alike. You’ve all heard of Black Friday. Now there’s “Blackout Wednesday” thanks to a staggering increase in binge drinking and alcohol-fueled crashes on the night before Thanksgiving. The real tragedy is that drunk driving injuries and deaths are totally preventable if people make responsible choices. Spurred on by organizations like AAA and like-minded stakeholders, tougher legislation, and more proactive enforcement, drunk driving fatalities have declined by nearly 40 percent in the past two decades. Other contributing factors include shifting demographics and major improvements in emergency medicine and vehicle safety. Although social drinkers are much more aware of the risks, those who continue to drink and drive are more likely to be hard-core offenders, habitual drinkers who regularly consume large amounts of alcohol and drive
Richard Hamilton afterwards. About one-third of those arrested for drunk driving are repeat offenders, and up to two-thirds of those with suspended licenses still drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration those drivers are responsible for approximately 70 percent of all alcohol-related traffic fatalities. Clearly, more work needs to be done preventing drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel. AAA supports requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted DUI offenders. These devices prevent operation of the vehicle by anyone with a blood alcohol content (BAC) above a specified safe level. When installed, interlocks are associated with about a 70 percent reduction in arrest
rates for impaired driving. AAA is also working year-round to educate motorists about the hazards and driving practices that will help keep them safe and reduce alcoholrelated crashes. PreventDUI.AAA.com is an online resource offering impaired driving facts, transportation alternatives and expert advice. While you’re there, AAA encourages visitors to Take the Pledge to drive drug and alcoholfree. Simply provide your name, email and zip code, and “sign” the pledge by checking the box. Then, help spread the word to family and friends via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Send personalized e-cards to encourage others to do the same with timely messages that could one day help save their lives. PreventDUI.AAA.com also helps AAA members become more effective advocates. It’s not only a gateway for people to publicly commit to the fight against impaired driving, but a valuable resource for prevention tips and up-todate statistics to help people drive more responsibly. If you’re planning to drink this holiday season, make sure you bring a designated driver. If you feel like you’ve had too much to drink, call a friend or a cab — don’t drive. Never allow yourself or your loved ones to ride in a vehicle driven by someone who is intoxicated. We’ve all seen the consequences of having “one too many” and the stakes are just too high to gamble with the legal limit.
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Ring in the New Year with AAA Premier Up to 200 miles free towing and more
ow is the season when people often begin thinking about New Year’s resolutions. This year, resolve to protect your family both at home and on the road with an upgrade to AAA Premier membership, AAA’s most comprehensive package of services and benefits. “We introduced AAA Premier after determining that members were looking for even higher levels of protection and benefits than those of basic or AAA Plus membership,” said John Herrilko, AAA East Central Senior Vice President. AAA Premier is perfect for members planning to hit the road for the holidays. AAA Premier roadside assistance includes one tow of up to 200 miles per household per membership year, in addition to three remaining calls, which can be tows of up to 100 miles. If your vehicle does need to be towed, you’ll also be reimbursed for up to $55 in car-rental fees. If you rent from Hertz, you will receive a second day’s rental free on a minimum two-day emergency rental.
AAA Premier also includes trip interruption protection. Members are eligible for up to $1,500 toward the cost of substitute transportation and/or accommodations, should travel plans be delayed or interrupted (when driving 100 miles or more from home) due to an accident, mechanical breakdown, car theft or illness. In addition, members qualify for up to $500 in vehicle return coverage if car issues result in the use of substitute transportation. “People are amazed how quickly costs can add up, and how much these Premier benefits alone can help out when the unexpected happens,” said Herrilko. “With trip interruption and vehicle return coverage, members can quickly get back on schedule and complete their trip.” Some of the most commonly used AAA Premier benefits can be found at your local AAA branch office. Premier members can receive passport photos or personal notary service at no charge. In addition, the $25 per person airline reservation fee is waived for AAA Premier members who book reserva-
tions at their AAA Travel Agency. AAA Premier members also save 15 percent on luggage and travel accessories at AAA Travel Stores in AAA East Central branch offices. Use your discount to buy gifts for the traveler on your holiday shopping list, or to stock up on essentials for your winter vacation getaway. “With all that AAA Premier membership has to offer, there’s a good chance that your family will use at least one of these benefits each year,” Herrilko said. “And almost all of these benefits pay for the cost of annual membership in themselves. That’s why we think it’s become so popular among our members.” Visit www.AAA.com/premier for a comparison of AAA basic, AAA Plus and AAA Premier benefits. AAA Premier is available at an annual fee of just $35 per household, in addition to the member’s basic and AAA Plus membership dues. To upgrade to AAA Premier, call or stop by your local AAA branch office, or contact the Club’s Member Service Call Center at 800.441.5008.
What you need to know about travel insurance Why no two travel insurance policies are the same
lanning a vacation requires preparation: reserving transportation and accommodations, applying for a passport or visa, and researching the destination. There are some travel factors that are impossible to anticipate. With the correct travel insurance coverage, however, you don’t need to worry. “Travel insurance is a way of protecting your investment, just as you would with your home or your vehicle,” said Ruth Nagy, AAA East Central managing director, travel operations. “You worked hard to earn that money to be able to take a vacation, so if you need to cancel or change your travel plans for a valid covered reason, you’re going to want that money back.” Trip cancellation insurance is one of the most popular types of travel insurance. It reimburses your travel expenses if your trip is delayed or cancelled for a valid reason, such as severe weather or major illness. Other reasons often covered by trip cancellation policies include: death of an immediate family member, jury duty, and bankruptcy of the travel vendor. If your trip cancellation policy does not cover a specific reason that may apply to your situation — such as military deployment or pregnancy — talk with your agent to see if that coverage can be added on. Additional options on travel insurance coverage may include reimbursement
pocket, which can be expensive. Many travel insurance plans include options to cover expenses and medical evacuation, if needed. There may be exclusions such as preexisting condition, so review the coverage and ask your agent about what options are best for your situation. There are several factors affecting the cost of a travel insurance policy, including the age of the travelers, the length of the trip, and the distance they are traveling. In most instances, a travel insurance policy costs approximately 10 to 20 percent of the total trip cost. Before deciding on any travel insurance plan, be sure you understand what you’re buying and what each policy does and does not cover. “I always encourage travelers to read the policy, understand the policy and ask any questions they may have before they leave for their trip,” said Nagy. “You want to make sure your plan includes the coverage that best fits your specific needs.”
BE PREPARED — Lost luggage, bad weather, medical emergencies, and natural disasters can all impact your travel plans. for delayed or lost luggage and missed connection coverage. Emergency medical coverage is another important aspect of travel insurance. If traveling internationally, most people are not covered by
their health insurance. Even if you are staying within the United States, your health insurance may not cover outof-network care. If you should need medical treatment on your vacation, you will most likely have to pay out-of-
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AAA East Central and its affiliates are proud to have been providing topquality AAA member services, benefits and products for more than 110 years. We greatly appreciate and value the trust that you and more than 2.6 million other AAA members, customers and consumers have placed in us. We will protect that trust by respecting the privacy of all of our members and nonmember customers/consumers.
In order to provide you with the services, benefits and products that you want from us, and to insure that you receive the very best services and benefits and the highest quality products, we collect the following personal information about you: • Information we receive from you, such as information you give us orally or in writing on applications (including membership applications) or other order forms; • Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates or others; and • Information we receive from an outside source, such as a consumer reporting agency. In addition, if you visit our Internet web site at www.AAA.com, the web server automatically recognizes and records information about your Internet usage, such as the referring (immediate preceding) web site, Internet workstation address, date and time of log-in/ log-out, site pages visited, time spent per page, files downloaded and search criteria used. If, during your visit to our web site, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information such as an e-mail address, information to complete or submit an application or form online or other information (such as survey information or content of e-mail), we will collect such information. To better serve you, we may use a feature of your Internet browser called a “cookie” (an entry placed in a file on your computer’s hard drive or in your browser memory) to enhance your browsing experience and to permit you to request data and conduct business transactions through the web site. You should also be aware that other online retailers, partners, third-party Internet sites and third-party services accessible through our web site have separate privacy and data collection policies and practices which are independent of and may be different from our policies and practices. Please be alert for, and be sure to review, such separate policies and practices when you encounter them as you move between the links of our web site.
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In the course of our normal service and business operations, we use and may share or disclose all of the information that we collect, as described above. However, since some of the informa-
tion we gather and share or disclose is not publicly available, we take care to insure that your nonpublic personal information is protected from unauthorized access or use. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information in order to provide services, benefits and products to you. Where we select and use agents and service/product provider partners to deliver or offer services, benefits and products to you or to us, we restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to such persons and firms who commit to properly use and protect your nonpublic personal information. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information. We do not share or disclose your nonpublic personal information in violation of any applicable law or regulation.
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In the course of our normal service and business operations, or when we think it may benefit you, we may disclose all of the information that we collect, as described above, within our family of AAA-affiliated companies and business lines. Our family of AAA-affiliated companies and business lines includes AAA East Central, AAA Ashland County, AAA Massillon Automobile Club, AAA Travel Agency, West Penn AAA Insurance Agency, Inc., Ohio Motorists Insurance Agency, Inc., Ohio Motorists Holding Company, Ohio Motorists Life Insurance Company, AAA Kentucky Insurance Agency, Inc., AAA East Penn Insurance Agency, Inc., Automobile Club Insurance Agency of Massillon, Ohio, Inc., Auto Club Driving Schools, Inc., AAA Kentucky Driver Training Center, Inc., AAA Massillon Driving School, Inc., Tri-State Foundation for Safety and Education, Inc., Ohio Motorists Safety Foundation, and Automobile Club of Southern California and its affiliates/ subsidiaries, including Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club, Automobile Club of Southern California Life Insurance Company, Auto Club Casualty Company, Auto Club Indemnity Company, Automobile Club Inter-Insurance Exchange, Auto
Club Family Insurance Company, ACSC Management Services, Inc., Club Exchange Corporation, Auto Club Insurance Holdings, LLC, Auto Club Insurance Company of Florida, AAA Club Services, LLC, Auto Club Enterprises, Automobile Club of Missouri, Alabama Motorists Association, Inc., AAA Northern New England, Tidewater Automobile Association of Virginia, Incorporated, AAA Texas, LLC, AAA New Mexico, LLC, AAA Hawaii, LLC, Pleasant Travel Holding Company, LLC, Pleasant Holidays, LLC, and Hawaii World, LLC. The sharing of information among affiliates is permitted by law. Some of our affiliates may receive personal health care information (such as information received from medical or health care providers) or consumer credit information (such as information reported by a consumer reporting agency). Such affiliates do not share such personal health care information or credit information with our other affiliates. We may disclose all of the nonpublic personal financial information we collect (other than consumer credit information) as described above to companies that perform operational services related to your membership and/or transactional accounts with us. We may disclose all of the nonpublic personal financial information we collect (other than consumer credit information) as described above to companies that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other financial institutions with whom we have joint marketing agreements. The sharing of nonpublic personal financial information with these types of companies is permitted by law.
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From time to time, we may allow nonaffiliated companies to extend offers of products and services to AAA members and nonmember customers/ consumers when we feel that such products and services might be of special value or of particular interest to you. We may disclose nonpublic personal information about you to the following types of third parties: • Financial service providers, such as banks & bank holding companies, depositary & thrift institutions, credit unions and other consumer lenders;
securities broker-dealers; investment companies; financial & investment advisers; insurance companies & agents; and others that offer financial products and services to consumers; • Nonfinancial companies such as airlines, cruise lines, hotels & resorts, car rental companies and other travel vendors; retailers; direct marketers; and others that offer goods and services to consumers; and • Others, such as the American Automobile Association, Inc. and other nonprofit organizations. We may also disclose nonpublic personal information about you to nonaffiliated third parties as required or permitted by law.
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If you prefer not to receive future AAA special value-added offers and notifications of products, services and special savings opportunities from us or our joint marketing partners, you may direct us not to send or contact you with such offers or savings opportunities. (If you are a AAA member, you will continue to receive the AAA Motorist/Traveler publication and annual membership renewal information and billing statements.) If you prefer that we not disclose nonpublic personal financial information about you to nonaffiliated third parties, you may opt out of those disclosures – that is, you may direct us not to make those disclosures (other than disclosures required or permitted by law). An optout request by any member on a membership account, or by any party on a joint transactional account, will apply to all Primary and Associate Members on the membership account, and to all parties on the joint account, within the same household. If you wish to exercise one or both of the preference and opt-out rights described above, you must do so in writing by filing a AAA Marketing Preference/Disclosure Opt-out Form with us. To request that a copy of the AAA Marketing Preference/Disclosure Opt-out Form be sent to you, write to: AAA Member Records, 5900 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15206-3854. We will continue to respect your privacy even after your AAA membership or other relationship with us ends. Please note, however, that AAA is a national association of independently chartered local AAA motor clubs and organizations. If you relocate to a AAA service territory assigned to a AAA club or organization other than AAA East Central, your AAA membership may be transferred to such other AAA club or organization. Such other AAA club or organization will have its own separate privacy and data collection polices and practices which are independent of and may be different from our policies and practices. Such separate policies and practices will govern the future handling and disclosure of your personal information. © 2013 AAA East Central
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Been there? Done that? Here’s a spectacular getaway for those “tired” of Europe or “over” the Caribbean. Look to the intriguing, inviting lands of South America! This all-too-unsung continent boasts some of the world’s most fascinating natural & manmade landmarks, a colorful tapestry of native & European-influenced cultures and unique travel experiences that rival or surpass destinations you've already seen. “Treasures of South America,” a 17-night escorted AAA Featured Vacation, starts with a bang in exciting Rio de Janeiro. This vibrant city pulses with life 24-7 and is in full-speed prep to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Stroll the sands at Ipanema, ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf and marvel at vistas from atop Corcovado, from which you and “Christ the Redeemer” tower over the sights & sounds of this friendly city. Indulge in a churrascaria, a seemingly unending feast of marinated & barbecued meats, while sipping a sweet/sour (sugar cane liquor & lime) caipirinha. Leave the uber-urban metropolis for the primal atmosphere of Iguazu, one of the world’s largest & most breathtaking waterfalls. Feel its mist & power...then dine at the nexus of the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Refreshed, fly to the wine country of Mendoza, Argentina, for touring and tastings before visiting the “Paris of South America”; Buenos Aires’ European-style architecture and joie de vivre lend Argentina’s stylish capital an air of sophistication unique in the Western Hemisphere. Witness (and participate in!) the much-revered spectacle that is the tango. In Peru, tour Lima’s historical center (a UNESCO World Heritage site), then fly to Cuzco and descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to meet locals and visit Ollantayambo, the only Inca settlement continually inhabited since its inception. The next stop alone is worth the journey to South America — Machu Picchu! By Book this vacation & choose 1 gift below. train, ascend to the “Lost City of the Incas” for a magical moment in time and nature.
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Portugal & its Islands Right now, Portugal is hot! And getting hotter! Not necessarily temperature-wise; it’s fast becoming the last “undiscovered” destination in Western Europe. Why? Those who have discovered its considerable assets are having a hard time keeping it to themselves! Those assets include Portugal’s impressive history; once a world superpower, its seafarers explored and charted much of the Old and New Worlds. Then there’s the endless variety of things to see and do, all within a manageable area (about the size of Maine). Throw in a lively, cosmopolitan capital and charmingly sleepy villages...as well as world-renowned wines and succulent seafood & sausages. Add sun, sand and surf. And top it all off with the Azores and Madeira — island gems in the Atlantic! In Lisbon, explore the Moorish Alfama Quarter, Jeronimo’s Monastery (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Monument to the Discoveries and the ©STEVANZZ/FOTOLIA.COM Tower of Belem (UWHS). See Sintra (UWHS), summer residence of kings for 6 centuries. Then enjoy Portugal’s “Riviera” and dinner accompanied by wine and fado, soulful music recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. On the Silver Coast, see sleepy villages, rich vineyards and age-old castles. At Fatima, see the famous Basilica and view the magnificent Batalha Monastery (UWHS). The truly remote Azores archipelago lies some 900 miles west of Lisbon. Its volcanic birth created mountains and valleys richly covered with varied vegetation, pocket lakes resting in ancient craters, hot springs, fumaroles and thermal fountains. Seaside villages, white-washed houses guarded by medieval city walls, bustling harbors and cities overflowing with architectural treasures — these, and Europe’s Book this vacation & choose 1 gift below. only pineapple and tea plantations, make the Azores all the more inviting. About 600 miles southwest of
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In addition to all of this, you’ll enjoy 5 extra-special experiences at no extra cost to you! • Jeep tour of the lush Tijuca Forest National Park around Rio de Janeiro • Rio’s “Samba City” workshop where Carnival floats & costumes are created • a night on the town at Rio Scenarium, a famous club offering live samba & jazz • the unique Inca terraces at Moray and the Sacred Valley Salineras salt mines • Iguazu Falls rainforest safari by Jeeps and Zodiac boats (to base of falls!)
Sept 10-27 • AAA Member Rate: $8,768 Rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes roundtrip flights (Louisville–Rio de Janeiro, Cuzco-Louisville), roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, hotel accommodations/ taxes/service charges/baggage handling (1 piece per person), 26 meals, 5 “experiences,” air taxes & fees/ surcharges and in–South America tour director. Book this vacation & choose 1 gift below. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; contact your travel agent. Visit AAA.com/ GoSouthAmerica for details.
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This magnificent 13-day escorted adventure features visits to 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites — Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Pisa, Venice and Verona! Enjoy included extra-special “moments” you’d have to research & add on at your own expense and effort: • Guided visits to St Peter’s Basilica and Vatican City’s museums, including the Sistine Chapel • A 4-course dinner with wine in Rome, with live performances of arias from the best operas • A tour of a dried-pasta factory and a dinner featuring this culinary treasure in the factory’s own restaurant • After-hours visit to a 14th-century monastery followed by a family-style feast of traditional Tuscan dishes, with wine! • A serenaded gondola cruise on the canals of Venice — one of the world’s most famous travel experiences Enjoy relaxing multiple-night stays in Rome (3), Sorrento–Amalfi Coast (2), Florence (2), Venice (2) and Stresa–Lakes District (2).
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Lisbon, the resort island of Madeira, “pearl of the Atlantic,” boasts a subtropical climate, majestic mountain ranges and volcanic caves as well as traditional villages and the world’s second highest cliff. Encounter islanders continuing age-old ways of life — fishing, wickerwork, intricate embroidery and, of course, world-renowned wine making. Sit down to an espetada (traditional dinner) and enjoy folk music & dancers as you feast on herb-marinated beef cooked over an open fire!
Sept 12-24 • AAA Member Rate: $4,769 Rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes roundtrip flights (Louisville-Lisbon), in-Portugal flights, roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, hotel accommodations/taxes/service charges/baggage handling (1 piece per person), 19 meals, air taxes & fees/surcharges and in-Portugal tour director. Book this vacation & choose 1 gift below. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; contact your travel agent for details. Visit AAA.com/ GoEurope for details.
ALASKA BY LAND! See the incredible, inspirational interior of the Last Frontier on this 9-night escorted tour Unforgettable experiences not on cruises! Traditional salmon bake & a sternwheeler river cruise in Fairbanks Thrilling 4-hour aerial adventure flying over the Arctic Circle, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the Yukon River 7-hour Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park, looking for grizzlies, moose & more...with an overnight in the park Meet a 4-time winner of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race and his canine crew at Happy Trails Kennel near Anchorage Visits to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation & Begich Boggs Visitor centers 2-hour river float trip in Kenai Fjords National Park A ride on Girdwood’s Alyeska Tram — from sea level to 2,300 feet! Special welcome & farewell dinners with your fellow travelers
May 5-17 • AAA Member Rate: $5,564
July 8-17 • AAA Member Rate: $4,999
Rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes roundtrip flights (Louisville-Rome, Milan-Louisville), roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, hotel accommodations/taxes/ service charges/baggage handling (1 piece per Book this vacation & choose 1 gift below. 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 details.
Rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes roundtrip flights (Louisville-Fairbanks), roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, motorcoach sightseeing, accommodations (Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage, Seward: 2 each, Book this vacation & choose 1 gift below. Girdwood: 1), 16 meals, luggage handling (1 bag/ person), gratuities for included features (includes driver, escort), in-Alaska escort and AAA Tour Manager (if minimum-participation goal is met).
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FREE HOLIDAY GIFT! MINI SPEAKER
Discover Britain’s horticultural heritage on a journey featuring dinner 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 INCLUDE... 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 Rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes roundtrip flights (Louisville-London), roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, hotel accommodations/taxes/ service charges/baggage handling (1 piece per Book this vacation & choose 1 gift below. person), 9 meals, air taxes & fees/surcharges. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; contact your travel agent. Visit AAA.com/travel for more information.
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Glasgow • Spean Bridge Woollen Mill • Loch Ness cruise • Highland evening • Blair Athol Whisky Distillery • Edinburgh & its Castle • Ferry to Northern Ireland • Belfast: Titanic Center • Dublin: Guinness Storehouse, canal dinner cruise • Rock of Cashel • Blarney Castle & Woolen Mills • Killarney: “jaunting car” • Ring of Kerry • Skellig Experience • Sneem • Moll’s Gap • River Shannon ferry • Cliffs of Moher (pictured) • Bunratty Castle medieval banquet • AND MORE!
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ESCORTED TOUR OPERATED BY CIE TOURS INTERNATIONAL Bunratty Folk Park Medieval banquet in a 15th-century castle Cliffs of Moher Flying Boat Museum Killarney National Park, including Muckross House Ring of Kerry, Skellig Experience & Moll’s Gap Waterford Crystal tour Russborough House Dinner & song at a pub Dublin: tour & free time ...AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Nov 1-12 • AAA Member Rate: $1,799
Oct 5-12 • AAA Member Rate: $1,459
Rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, accommodations, guided motorcoach sightseeing, entrance fees, 17 meals (including medieval banquet, canal dinner cruise), in-Ireland tour director, hotel luggage handling (1 piece per person), hotel Book this vacation taxes & service charges. Ask about available add-on airfare. & get this gift. Visit AAA.com/Ireland for itinerary and more information.
Rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes roundtrip airport/ hotel transfers, accommodations, guided motorcoach sightseeing, entrance fees, 11 meals (including Bunratty Castle medieval banquet/entertainment & Merry Ploughboy pub dinner/ entertainment), in-Ireland tour director, hotel luggage handling (1 Book this vacation piece per person), hotel taxes & service charges. Ask about available & get this gift. add-on airfare. Visit AAA.com/GoIreland for itinerary and information.
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ULTIMATE ALASKA 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.
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 (Louisville–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.
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Eagle Watching Weekend
Jan 11-12 • AAA Member Rate: $335
Kentuckiana Christmas: IN & KY Nov 21 • AAA Member Rate: $95
Travel to Jeffersonville IN — the “Sunny Side of Louisville” — for a visit to Walnut Ridge Garden Center to see & shop in their festive holiday wonderland of goodies! Stroll through the large display of Christmas tree and holiday decorations. Enjoy a fun demonstration called “Making Holiday Decorating Simple.” Lunch is included at fabulous Buck’s on Ormsby, in the heart of Old Louisville. After lunch, visit tthe worldrenowned Galt House Hotel and the fabulous one-of-a-kind annual holiday extravaganza, KaLightoscope Christmas! 1 meal.
Myrtle Beach SC Christmas
Dec 1-6 • AAA Member Rate: $1,049 Start off the holidays with AAA on a getaway to the beach for 3 nights; enjoy time for shopping and nonstop fun. See the holiday show at Alabama Theatre as well as the “Christmas on Ice” show and the synchronized lighting & music of Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland Light Show. Shop a little and prepare to be “wowed” at the Holiday Tea and Festival of Trees at Ripley’s Aquarium. Shopping and overnight in Pigeon Forge on the return to Louisville. 8 meals.
Rosemary Clooney Holiday: Augusta & Maysville KY Dec 12 • AAA Member Rate: $95
Come on-a Rosie’s House — a holiday visit to the Augusta KY home of legendary singer and screen actress Rosemary Clooney. Tour her holiday-festooned 1840-era home and view the world’s largest collection of “White Christmas” memorabilia. Enjoy lunch at quaint Parkview Country Inn. Later, journey to the nearby childhood hometown of Rosemary Clooney — Maysville KY. Hear the story of how it all began and visit this adorable little town. This will truly have you dreaming of a white Christmas! 1 meal.
Christmas in the Valley: Renfro Valley KY Dec 14 • AAA Member Rate: $95
Start the holidays off with a heartwarming down-home show that’s sure to please everyone! The Renfro Valley “Christmas in the Valley” show is an original stage production featuring the entire Renfro Valley cast of entertainers. It combines Christmas music and lighthearted comedy. A delicious boarding house meal is included. The day is guaranteed to fill you with the holiday spirit! 1 meal.
This is a nature lover’s dream come true! Scenic Kentucky Dam Village in western KY offers a unique opportunity to observe and learn about bald eagles. Cruise the lake on an impressive excursion yacht with indoor climate-controlled decks as you learn about our national symbol and other wildlife. Also included is a live “Birds of Prey” program, a visit to the Paducah Quilt Museum and a meal at the famous Patti’s 1880’s Settlement restaurant in nearby Grand Rivers (no visit to the area would be complete without it!). 4 meals.
The Eye of Napoleon
An Exhibition at the Frazier History Museum Feb 6 • AAA Member Rate: $95 Heat up winter doldrums with a visit to Louisville’s Frazier History Museum to see this magnificent exhibition displaying more than 200 items of Napoleon Bonaparte’s collection of paintings, sculpture, jewels, books, furniture and vintage clothing. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see beyond the “legend” to gain an understanding of the complex figure that was Napoleon. Lunch is included at The Café before an afternoon behind-the-scenes tour at Louisville Stoneware in the Paristown Pointe neighborhood. Learn how craftsmen transform clay into enduring functional art for the home, kitchen and garden. 1 meal.
Vera Bradley Outlet Sale
April 10-12 • AAA Member Rate: $450 Join us for a really fun getaway to the wildly popular Vera Bradley Outlet Sale in Ft Wayne IN. Our group has a scheduled timed entry and 2.5 hours to shop until you drop. This annual event features bargain prices on thousands of colorful bags and accessories. You’ll find retired & current styles plus overstocked items and factory seconds in a myriad of signature patterns and color combinations. Also visit the DeBrand Gourmet Chocolate factory and the Cinda b handbag factory for fascinating tours. Also included are the FoellingerFreimann Botanical Conservatory and the Ft Wayne Museum of Art. Overnight at Hyatt Place. Space is limited! Truly a “girls’ getaway”! 5 meals.
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Indulge in the infinitely better V.I.P. EXPERIENCE on the newly “Solsticized” Celebrity Infinity ®
2 VACATIONS IN 1
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 ships of choice!
BOOK A VERANDA STATEROOM & ENJOY ALL OF THESE V.I.P. PERKS: CELEBRITY V.I.P. AMENITIES
The British Isles & Beyond
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.
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
AAA VACATIONS® AMENITIES
Priority check-in $50.00 shipboard credit per stateroom
SPECIAL AAA INCLUSION
Dinner in an onboard specialty restaurant (1 evening, 2 guests per stateroom)
AAA MEMBER EXCLUSIVES 24 / 7 member care assistance 48-hour best-price guarantee
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, $100 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.
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
8-DAY / 7-NIGHT CRUISE
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
$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.
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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 wildlife 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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AAA MEMBER RATE
4137 Library St ............................1/4–1/11 (1 week) ............... $1,349 SOLD OUT! 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!
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AAA MEMBER RATE
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.
See, do & get MORE on a Celebrity Cruisetour!
A Celebrity Cruisetour is an unforgettable vacation that delivers the best — and most — of both sea & land.
Enjoy the experience-packed combination of a 7-night Alaska cruise on Celebrity Millennium
PLUS a 6-night land tour of Alaska (Seward, Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali, Fairbanks) OR a 6-night land tour of the Canadian Rockies (Vancouver,Victoria, Jasper, Banff, Calgary).
Members get $150* off! PLUS a blanket, wine & binoculars! Book and make a deposit on a balcony (or above) stateroom on the cruisetours below by 12/31/13.
Alaska Northern Glacier Cruisetour
June 20–July 3
AAA Member Rate: from $3,274
Canadian Rockies & Alaska Cruisetour
Before-discount rates are per person (double occupancy), are subject to availability at time of booking and include 7-night balcony-stateroom cruise accommodations/entertainment, most onboard meals, in-stateroom bottle of wine, AAA roll-up lap blanket (1 per person), compact binoculars (1 pair per stateroom), government taxes, port charges, 6-night hotel accommodations and sightseeing/transportation. Ships' registry: Malta. Visit AAA.com/travel for more information. Ask about available add-on airfare. Passport required. *per stateroom
AAA Member Rate: from $4,927
AAA membership is a gift for all seasons This year, give the gift that keeps giving
ou know how valuable your AAA card is. Now you can give as good as you get with a AAA Gift Membership. Who wouldn’t appreciate the gift of security, quality, service and savings? AAA is justifiably famous for our 24-hour emergency roadside assistance, but a Gift Membership offers you and your loved ones so much more. AAA members receive all the great benefits including special discounts and perks on vacation packages, tours and cruises, which they can plan and book through their local AAA Travel Agency or online at AAA.com. Members also receive savings on luggage, accessories, attraction tickets, lodging discounts, Hertz car rental, and more. AAA Prescription Savings will save everyone money on their medications, even the family dog! Our brand new AAA Discounts & Rewards program delivers an innovative shopping experience on AAA.com, where members can save with discount offers from approximately 30,000 participating merchants nationwide — including national chains like Kohl’s, Macy’s, Best Buy, The Gap and The Home Depot. In addition to discount offers, you’ll earn reward points to redeem for extra savings. WOWPoints are AAA’s online reward points — just like the loyalty points you get from credit cards or airlines. AAA’s Show Your Card & Save® pro-
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The Big Chill — How you can prevent frozen pipes What should you do when a water pipe freezes?
magine waking up on a frigid morning, and stumbling down the stairs only to find your kitchen is filled with water. Each winter, about a quarter of a million families find themselves with water pipes that have frozen and burst. A single three millimeter crack in a pipe can dump up to 250 gallons of water in your house in a single day causing thousands of dollars of damage. Whether your home has steel, copper or plastic PVC pipes, no one is immune. Fortunately, there a few precautions you can take to protect your pipes: Bundle up those pipes: Take time to insulate all the exposed pipes in your crawl spaces, garage and attic. These pipes are more vulnerable to freezing. Use heat tape or thermostaticallycontrolled heat cable to wrap high-risk pipes. Use exterior tape for outside pipes and interior tape for indoor pipes. Seal the cracks: Look for air leaks near your pipes. If arctic air seeps through even a tiny crack, your pipes can quickly freeze and burst. Seal up every leak with caulk or insulation. Put the garden hose away: Disconnect your garden hose and shut off the indoor valve before winter. Bump up the thermostat: The temperature inside the walls and attic is much colder than the inside of your house. If you let the indoor temperature drop below 65 degrees, your exterior
FROZEN OUT— About a quarter million families deal with frozen water pipes that burst each winter. wall pipes are at high risk of freezing. Protect your home when you’re gone: If you’re going out of town, ask a friend or neighbor to check your house each day. Ask them to make sure it’s warm enough to prevent pipes from freezing and look for any signs of water. Consider shutting off and draining your water system before you leave. Know the signs of a pipe freeze: If you turn on your faucet and no water comes out, your pipe is probably frozen.
You may be able to thaw the pipe yourself with a hair dryer. Start warming the pipe as close to the faucet as possible, working toward the coldest part of the pipe. Never try to thaw pipe with a torch or open flame. Deal with the burst pipe: If your pipes burst, turn off your water at the main shut-off valve and leave the water faucets on. Call a plumber right away. You should also call your insurance agent or company as soon as possi-
ble. Although your insurance adjuster doesn’t need to see the spill before you clean it up, you should at least inform them of your situation. Move electronics, furniture, carpet and other items away from the water. Start mopping up the water and try to make temporary repairs to protect your home from further damage. Be sure to save all of your receipts for any money you spend related to the pipe burst. Your insurance company may be able to reimburse you for temporary repairs. Try to avoid making expensive permanent repairs until your insurance adjuster has a chance to assess the damage. Obviously, no one wants to deal with the cost and aggravation of a pipe burst. Take the proper measures to protect your pipes and your home. It’s also important to ensure your family is prepared to act swiftly and smartly if a pipe does rupture. FOR MORE INFORMATION
Trust AAA to steer you right on all your current and future Auto, Home and Life insurance needs. Combining your coverage with one insurance company could make a significant difference in your premium. Call 800.727.2552, or visit AAA.com/insurance for more information or to schedule a comprehensive Insurance review. AAA – your trusted insurance advisor.
Member Appreciation Cruise rooms — including an opportunity to taste a martini (or 2) and a fee-free dinner at an onboard specialty restaurant. An Alaska cruise vacation, amazing as it is, is even better with a Concierge Class stateroom (upgrade from balcony for $320 per person), where little details make a big difference; AAA has 20 available at a great rate. Besides personalized concierge service, inroom amenities include sparkling wine on arrival, flowers & fruit & evening hors d’oeuvres delivered daily, luxury bedding, pillow menu, personalized stationery, tote bag, umbrella for onboard use and a private bar (custom-stocked for a fee). In-bath amenities include a massage showerhead, plush robes, oversize towels, salon-quality hairdryer and a selection of shampoos/lotions/soaps. You also enjoy express luggage delivery, early embarkation/disembarkation, priority seating in main dining room
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& specialty restaurants, makeup/turndown service, expanded room service menu (24 hours) and shoeshine valet. Balcony enhancements include a table for 2, cushioned chairs and highpower binoculars for onboard use. After using those binoculars on your relaxing full day at sea after departing Seattle, you’ll catch sight of Ketchikan, the first port of call. Variously called “Salmon Capital of the World,” “Alaska’s First City” and “Rain Capital of Alaska,” it was named after a creek flowing through this ancestral home of the Tlingit people; some say it’s their word for “thundering wings of an eagle.” A must-see here is the world’s largest collection of totem poles. You may opt to flightsee by seaplane over nearby spectacular Misty Fjords National Monument, called the “Yosemite of the North.” Back on ship, you’ll sail amid pure silence past translucent blue icebergs
SOAR WITH MORE — AAA members get more extras on the 2014 Appreciation Cruise.
Celebrity Solstice Alaska Aug 8-15 AAA Member Rate $1,999
Balcony rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes 7-night cruise accommodations/entertainment, most onboard meals, government fees, VIP priority check-in, 24–7 member assistance, 48-hour bestprice guarantee, $50 shipboard credit per stateroom, binoculars (1 per stateroom), martini tasting (2 vouchers per stateroom) and specialty-restaurant dining (1 night, 2 people per stateroom). Ship’s registry: Malta. Ask about discounted add-on airfare (available for a limited time). Visit AAA.com/travel for more information. silhouetted against a dramatic backdrop of waterfall-laced rock walls ascending thousands of feet into the sky at Tracy Arm Fjord. Where Earl Grey meets Eddie Bauer® is a way to describe the charms of Alaska’s capital, Juneau. Here, the pioneering spirit lives on in an interesting mix of cosmopolitan chic and frontier ruggedness. Visit the State Museum’s exquisite collection of Russian Orthodox and Gold Rush relics. Grab those binoculars again, as you enter one of the world’s most famously beautiful waterways, the Inside Passage. It features virtually everything you come to Alaska hoping to see, including rain forests, glaciers, fjords and white-capped peaks — all of which create a setting that’s perfect
for viewing whales and sea lions. Wildlife gives way to wild life in the Gold Rush town of Skagway. Saloons and dance-hall revues enliven this little port with the big frontier spirit. If prospecting fever hits you, try the White Pass & Yukon Railway or a ride on the Klondike Highway to places where you can roll up your sleeves and pan for gold on your own! After another day at sea, step ashore at Victoria, British Columbia’s capital and a charming example of colonial splendor. This English-flavored enclave enjoys a temperate climate, which makes exploring its museums, gardens and parks so enjoyable. Learn more about this departure at AAA.com/travel. But hurry — space is limited, and Alaska is very popular!
CarFit — A senior mobility solution from AAA Teaching mature drivers how to adapt their vehicles as they age
hile older drivers are often among the safest drivers on the road in that they are more likely to wear their seatbelts, and less likely to speed or drink and drive, they are more likely to be killed or seriously injured when a crash does occur due to the greater fragility of their aging bodies. Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of injury-related deaths in adults over 65. The fatality rate for drivers 85 years and older is nine times higher than the rate for drivers 25 to 69 years old. With baby boomers set to become the largest-ever cohort of senior citizens to get behind the wheel, the connection between driving ability and independence is taking on a new urgency. For any senior driver, the body has changed significantly. Eyesight, longer perception and a slower reaction time are just some of the naturally occurring issues most older drivers face. Programs such as AAA’s Driver Improvement Program can often lead to safer driving behaviors and skill improvement behind the wheel by addressing these and helping to develop driving skills that compensate for them. Mobility is a critical factor when it comes to using a vehicle. Getting in and out of cars represents a specific case of a mobility event. Both entry and exit from a vehicle require movement of the whole body and are thus among the
A SAFE DRIVING SOLUTION — CarFit can improve your safety by ensuring your cars is properly adjusted for you. most complex sequences of movements relating to a vehicle and is influenced by the vehicle geometry and by the individual body measurements. CarFit, a program developed by the American Society on Aging in collaboration with AARP, American Occupational Therapy Association and AAA, can also improve their safety by ensuring their cars are properly adjusted for them. Visibility, comfort, vehicle
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control accessibility are just a few of the things that need to be considered as we age as drivers. Proper fit in a vehicle can greatly increase not only the driver’s safety but the safety of others. CarFit is a program that can extend the period of safer driving for seniors. A CarFit check up only takes about twenty minutes and is conducted by a trained technician and/or health professionals. They work with each indi-
vidual to ensure their vehicle is delivering the best fit for comfort and safety. Among the specific items addressed are: • Safety belt use and positioning. • Steering wheel visibility and positioning. • Distance from the airbag. • Positioning the gas pedal and brake pedal. • Mirror adjustments to maximize visibility. • Operation of vehicle controls. When it comes to selecting a new vehicle, knowing what features are available to assist with physical limitations — for any age — can make for a safer, more enjoyable ride over the long term. There are important and different safety issues throughout a driver’s lifespan. Once we become aware of them, we can compensate by updating our skills and remaining safe drivers for as long as we can. Check your AAA Traveler for upcoming events or go to www.car-fit.org for more information. FOR MORE INFORMATION
SeniorDriving.AAA.com delivers expert advice about how aging affects your driving ability. Users will find a variety of valuable tools and resources, ranging from educational brochures and driver improvement courses, to skill assessment tools.
AAA offers classes for drivers of all ages Add safer, more responsible driving to your holiday gift list
rom the newest driver in the family to the most seasoned, the gift of safer driving is the perfect holiday gift idea. Available for purchase at any AAA branch office in Jefferson County, AAA offers gift certificates for both our new driver programs and our Driver Improvement Program for mature operators. For the new driver, AAA’s state approved Driving School (training available in Jefferson County, Kentucky only) offers everything the new driver needs to hit the road as safely as possible. Traffic fatalities are the leading cause of death for American teens. A recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows that teen driver fatalities are on the rise among 16-17-year-old drivers. Our classroom prepares the new driver by teaching the fundamentals of the driving experience by covering the rules of the road including the state Graduated Licensing Program (GLP), the laws governing driving, driving techniques and the common mistakes new drivers all work together to lay the foundation for the new driver to take the next step and get behind the wheel and on the road. AAA’s behind-the-wheel training consists of individual, one-on-one training where the student and licensed instructor evaluate the student’s needs and progress them to the point where they
all covered in depth. This course gives drivers over 55 a sense of confidence and completion of the course can also qualify drivers for an ongoing insurance discount, saving them money year after year.
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A GIFT TO LAST — This year give a gift that will last for a lifetime of safe driving. are ready to take their driving test. AAA driver training gift certificates purchased for this holiday are good for all of 2014, so if you have a new driver turning 16 in 2014, give them a gift that will prepare them for getting their license. And now through the end of December members can save 10% on our full course of instruction, ten hours classroom and six hours behind-the-wheel.
For mature operators, our affordable classroom only Driver Improvement Program is a one day course that refreshes their skill set, introduces the latest in driver safety and helps motorists keep driving as safely as possible. Participants learn how aging affects driving, compensating techniques, and defensive driving practices. Managing time, space and visibility — the keys to safe driving — are
If you have a new driver turning 16 in 2014, give them a gift that will prepare them for getting their license. And now through the end of December members can save 10% on our full course of instruction, ten hours classroom and six hours behind-the-wheel. FOR MORE INFORMATION
AAA driver training and Senior Driver Improvement Program gift certificates can also be purchased at any Jefferson County, Kentucky AAA branch office and make the perfect stocking stuffer for the more experienced driver in the family. For more information, call (502) 779-3611 or at AAA.com/drivertraining.
aroundtown ONCE UPON A HOLIDAY — (through Jan. 20) Most of us likely connect the Holidays with Christmas trees, wreaths, and mistletoe. But in some locations around the world, Dragon Dances, Eid and Diwali are what symbolize and bring life to the season. “Once Upon a Holiday” is a festive new exhibit at the Muhammad Ali Center that will showcase ten holidays around the world, allowing visitors to walk through life-size storybook pages to learn about how other cultures celebrate the season. For hours and admission prices, please visit alicenter.org. LIGHTS UNDER LOUISVILLE — (Nov. 15-Jan. 1) Lights Under Louisville is the world’s only underground drivethrough Christmas light show. See Mega Cavern transformed into a winter wonderland as you drive your vehicle inside the cavern on this 30-minute tour with more than 2 million Christmas lights. Visit www.louisvillemegacavern.com for hours and prices. WAR HORSE — (Nov. 19-24) This powerfully moving drama set during World War I, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses
LIGHT UP — Lights Under Louisville: photo courtesy of Louisville CVB. strong enough for people to ride. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Location: Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 West Main Street, Louisville. For show times and tickets, visit www.kentuckycenter.org. A CHRISTMAS CAROL — (Nov. 23-Dec. 6) Louisville’s biggest and best holiday tradition- “A Christmas Carol” is Charles Dickens’ classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, brought to life with visual splendor and the warmth of holiday music. Location: Pamela Brown Auditorium, Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 West Main Street, Louisville. For show times and tickets, visit www.actorstheatre.org or
call 502-584-1205. GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER — (Nov. 25) Come celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with the Moscow Ballet as it returns to Paducah for one performance of “Great Russian Nutcracker.” Known for its oneof-a-kind artistry, dazzling sets and costumes, and exquisite choreography, the “Nutcracker” is a timeless holiday classic for audiences of all ages. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah. Visit www.thecarsoncenter.org for tickets. LIGHT UP LOUISVILLE — (Nov. 29) For its 33rd year, Louisville’s annual celebration launching the holiday season is expanding and moving to 4th Street, creating a four-block festival of lights set to music between the Galt House and Fourth Street Live. Light Up Louisville begins with the arrival of Santa Claus, who will help illuminate downtown Louisville, followed by fireworks. Free admission. Event runs from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. along the corridor on 4th Street. Visit www.louisvilleky.gov/events. 15TH ANNUAL LIGHTING OF THE TRACE — (Dec. 5) Embrace the holiday season in all its magnificence as they illuminate the colorful, festive
displays at the Distillery. Featuring the Kentucky State University Choir and a visit from Santa. The time is from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Candlelight Tour at 6:00 p.m. Santa arrives at 7:00 p.m. All activities are free. For more information visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com. CHRISTMAS GIFT & DÉCOR SHOW — (Dec. 13-15) The 25th Annual Christmas Gift & Décor Show will feature more than 750 booths offering gift ideas galore. More than 40,000 people attend this holiday shopping event each year. Kids’ activities include free photos with Santa, balloon animals, train displays and more. Free admission. Show runs Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Event location: Kentucky Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville. Visit www.louisvillechristmasshow.com. NOON YEAR’S CELEBRATION — (Dec. 31- Jan. 20) Don’t let superstitions get in the way of ringing in the New Year with a bang, pop and fizz! Explore the science behind some common (and not so common) New Year’s traditions. Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission: Free with admission. Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main St., Louisville. Phone: 502 561-6100.