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$100.00 DISCOUNT

FREE RENEWAL

of your Primary Membership

Travel with AAA; get another year of membership & $100 — on us!

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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

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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.

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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 16 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 7


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Hertz introduces 24/7 hourly car rental Car sharing that’s as easy as “Click, Swipe and Go!”

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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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800-441-5008 membersvccntr@aaaec.com APPROVED AUTO REPAIR: 216-606-6332 aar@aaaec.com

AUTO BUYING SERVICE: 800-446-7433 BAIL BOND SERVICE: 216-606-6640, 216-606-6000 (After 5 p.m.) DRIVER IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS: 216-606-6121 EMERGENCY ROAD SERVICE: Cuyahoga County: 216-606-6000, ers@aaaec.com Ashland, Ashtabula, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Portage, Mahoning, Stark, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas: 800-AAA-HELP

INSURANCE AGENCY: 216-606-6194, 800-343-4851 insuranceservices@aaaec.com

IRA's: 888-728-3230 LEGAL REIMBURSEMENT: 216-606-6864 administration@aaaec.com

MOTORIST, Northeast Ohio Region: 216-606-6700 motorist@aaaec.com

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

Start saving today! Visit AAA.com/prescriptions or call 1-866-AAA-SAVE or visit a pharmacy near you.

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.

PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE: 216-606-6194 PUBLIC AFFAIRS: 216-606-6702 PUBLIC RELATIONS: 216-606-6712 SCHOOL SAFETY PROGRAMS: 216-606-6022 TRAFFIC LAWS & TRAFFIC SAFETY: 216-606-6022 TRAVEL AGENCY: 800-354-8761 www.AAA.com

Northeast Ohio AAA Offices ALLIANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330/823-9820 TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330/821-2323 2322 South Union Ave., 44601 ASHLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419/289-8133 TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419/289-2222 1074 Commerce Parkway, 44805 ASHTABULA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440/997-5586 TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440/998-1008 2835 North Ridge Rd. East 44004 INDEPENDENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216/606-6300 TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216/606-6080 5700 Brecksville Rd. 44131 LAKE COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440/974-0990 TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440/205-9090 6980 Heisley Rd., Mentor 44060 LYNDHURST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440/473-0700 TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440/473-0747 5356 Mayfield Rd. 44124 MAHONING COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330/726-9083 TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330/726-0622 1275 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Boardman 44512 MASSILLON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330/833-1084 TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330/833-1084 1972 Wales Rd, 44646 MIDWAY MALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440/324-2090 TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440/324-3423 1839 Midway Mall, Elyria 44035 NORWALK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419/668-1622 TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419/668-1622 275 Benedict Ave. Norwalk 44857 PORTAGE COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330/296-3406 TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330/296-3406 2641 Rte. 59, Ravenna 44266 SOLON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440/248-9000 TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440/248-1808 34050 Solon Rd. 44139 STRONGSVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440/783-3395 TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440/783-3396 17220 Royalton Rd. 44136, Borders Plaza TRUMBULL COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330/652-6466 TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330/652-6466 937 Youngstown-Warren Rd., Niles 44446 TUSCARAWAS COUNTY TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330/343-4481 1112 Fourth St., New Philadelphia 44663 . . . . . . . 330/343-4481 WESTLAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440/788-3102 TRAVEL AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440/788-3103 149 Market St., Crocker Park, Westlake 44145


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AAA East Central introduces new identity theft program ProtectMyID® Essential is a new, no-cost member benefit Northeast Ohio Region Official publication of AAA East Central Published monthly (except bimonthly Aug./Sept., Nov./Dec.) by AAA East Central 5700 Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131 216/606-6225 ISSN 0030-0985 Periodicals Postage Paid at Cleveland, OH and additional post offices Postmaster: Send address changes to AAA Motorist Northeast Ohio Region P.O. Box 6150 Cleveland, OH 44101 Subscription Rate: $1 included in Primary Membership dues. All others: $2/year. Publisher ................................James E. Lehman Managing Editor ....................... Douglas O’Neil Business Manager ............... Sherry A. Madison Editorial Office/Advertising Inquiries 5700 Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131 216/606-6704 e-mail: motorist@aaaec.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

OHIO MOTORISTS REGION BOARD OF TRUSTEES John B. Hexter, Chairman, James H. Kanicki, Vice Chairman, Keith Boales, Thomas G. Brick**, Steve D. Bullock*, Edward C. Coaxum, Jr., Audrey T. Cole, Gary S. Cowling**, Jon E. Denney*, Richard S. Hamilton, John B. Hexter, James H. Kanicki, Mary Lynn Laughlin, John D. Leech**, Khai H. Lim, Marvin E. Montgomery, Peter C. Ohlheiser, James H. Purtz, Sara E. Stashower *ex officio **emeritus directors Copyright ©2013 by AAA East Central. Publication of an advertisement in the AAA Motorist does not constitute an endorsement of the product or service by the AAA Motorist or by AAA East Central, except in the case of products and services which are being offered by AAA East Central.

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.

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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

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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. Battery checks will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013, and on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the following AAA Ohio branch locations: Independence 5700 Brecksville Road 216.606.6300 Niles 937 Youngstown-Warren Rd. 330.652.6466 Portsmouth (Oct. 10 only) 1414 Twelfth St. 740.354.5614


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Avoiding common and costly life insurance mistakes Changes in relationships can impact the status of your beneficiary

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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.

Be cautious

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.

Be specific

Being vague in an attempt to avoid

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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 866.802.8210, or visit AAA.com/insurance for more information or to schedule a comprehensive Insurance review.


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Member Benefits • Exclusive Offers

1-800-354-8761 • AAA.com/travel

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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Member Benefits Exclusive Offers

Italian Vistas

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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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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.

May 5-17 or Oct 4-16 AAA Member Rate: $5,564 Before-discount rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes roundtrip flights (Cleveland-Rome, Milan-Cleveland, 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.

2 VACATIONS IN 1

New Orleans

Western Caribbean

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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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 (Cleveland–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.

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

2014 RENTAL PERIOD

AAA MEMBER RATE

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

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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

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.


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Rates are per person, are subject to availability at time of booking and include roundtrip motorcoach transportation from the Cleveland 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 the services of a AAA Tour Manager. Visit AAA.com/USA for complete itinerary details and pick-up points.

“HAPPY HOLIDAYS” TOURS

HOLIDAYS IN BRANSON MO

LOAFIN’ AROUND: MAYVILLE NY

Oct 26 • AAA Member Rate: $99

Includes bread- & salad-making classes, chef-prepared lunch, bake sale, samples, shopping.

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 (Johnny Mathis, Tony Orlando, Brett Family, Dutton Family, Daniel O’Donnell). Includes show tickets (1 per show), Titanic exhibit admission, College of the Ozarks, Branson Lights tour, Fantastic Caverns, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 9 meals and more.

WARTHER’S FESTIVAL OF TREES

Nov 16 • AAA Member Rate: $85

Includes annual Christmas tree festival in Dover OH, Lehman’s, Smucker’s, Amish lunch.

VALENTINE’S EVE: NIAGARA FALLS Feb 13-14 • AAA Member Rate: $299

OGLEBAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Experience fun and romance in Niagara Falls this coming Valentine’s Day. We’ve got all the bases covered — wine, chocolates, flowers and love songs — all in front of the specatacular backdrop of the frozen falls. Includes wine tasting, chocolate factory, Niagara Greenhouse, Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show (“Broadway Love Songs with a Twist”), 3 meals and more.

Nov 24-25 • AAA Member Rate: $299

Enjoy more than 1 million holiday lights on display at the Oglebay Resort in Wheeling WV. Includes accommodations at Wilson Lodge, guided lights tour, Winter Fantasy, animated Holiday Light & Sound Extravaganza, Mansion Museum, Carriage House of Glass, Garden Center & Greenhouse, Behind the Scenes tour, Cabela’s shopping, 2 meals and more.

KALIGHTOSCOPE CHRISTMAS

Dec 6-7 • AAA Member Rate: $359

Louisville’s Galt House Hotel is noted for its KaLightoscope Christmas, a holiday attraction of light sculptures up to 24 feet high. See a life-size gingerbread village (world’s largest) and the Mistletoe Marketplace of crafts & curiosities. Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum for its "Reindeer Games." Includes Galt House accommodations, KaLightoscope admission, “Reindeer Games,” 2 meals (including “Colors of the Season” holiday dinner show) and more.

HOLIDAYS AT TARA

Dec 13 • AAA Member Rate: $69

Western PA. Includes Tara–A Country Inn, Kraynak’s Christmas display, Wendell August Forge.

FRANKENMUTH CHRISTMAS

Dec 14-15 • AAA Member Rate: $279

Visit Bronner’s (world’s largest Christmas store); see the Silent Night Chapel on this holiday weekend to this Bavarian-themed village in Michigan. Includes Bavarian Inn Lodge accommodations, city tour, Bronner’s CHRISTmas Store, 2 meals (including dinner at the Bavarian Inn) and more.

WASHINGTON DC SPRINGTIME

April 24-27 • AAA Member Rate: $639

Be sure to bring your camera to capture the most memorable sights of our nation’s capital. An experienced guide takes you on a full-day tour to some of DC’s most interesting and historic attractions. Includes full-day guided sightseeing of DC, half-day tour of Arlington VA, Illuminated Monuments Tour, Flight 93 National Memorial (Shanksville PA), 5 meals and more.

“MOSES!” & MORE: LANCASTER PA May 16-18 • AAA Member Rate: $499 The parting of the Red Sea, the burning bush and the 10 Commandments come to life in Sight & Sound Theatre’s brand-new show — “Moses!” Journey back through time to relive the splendor & pride of ancient Egypt, the poverty & oppression of the Hebrew slaves and the humble, broken man God raised up to become their deliverer. Be completely immersed in the epic events of the story and experience the humanity of Moses and the children of Israel as they struggle for faith, freedom and belonging. Includes 2 tickets (“Moses” and “Shrek the Musical”), guided tour of PA Amish country, Kitchen Kettle Village, 4 meals and more.


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AAA MEMBERS: BOOK BY 10/31 AND TAKE $200 OFF!

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: $4,399 Before-discount rate is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes roundtrip flights (Cleveland-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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CONVENIENT CRUISING FROM CLEVELAND Avoid potential hassles at the airport. Instead, motorcoach to your cruise! Park for free at a pick-up point, then relax & ride AAA’s convenient “Cruise Express” motorcoach to Baltimore’s pier to board Grandeur of the Seas!

2014 BAHAMAS July 11-18 • from $1,297 Port Canaveral, Florida CocoCay, Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas 3 full days at sea

2014 CARIBBEAN Jan 21-31 • from $1,081

San Juan, Puerto Rico Tortola, British Virgin Islands Charlotte Amelie, St Thomas USVI Philipsburg, St Maarten 5 full days at sea

2014 BERMUDA Aug 29–Sept 4 • from $1,030 King’s Wharf, Bermuda 2 full days at sea

2014 CARIBBEAN March 8-18 • from $1,199

2014 NEW ENGLAND & CANADA Oct 2-10 • from $1,169

Cozumel, Mexico Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Falmouth, Jamaica; Labadee, Haiti 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 & pick-up points.

2014 CARIBBEAN Nov 1-11 • from $1,167 Cozumel, Mexico Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Falmouth, Jamaica; Labadee, Haiti 5 full days at sea

FREE airport parking & FREE motorcoach on a unique cruise!

Once in a great while an amazing opportunity comes along that you just can’t ignore; THIS is one of those! And, as is usually the case with once-in-a-blue-moon situations, time’s of the essence. Celebrity Cruises and AAA present a unique Eastern Caribbean (St Maarten, St Thomas, Tortola) & Bermuda cruise vacation featuring:

FREE 9-DAY PARKING AT PARK ’N FLY® NEAR CLEVELAND HOPKINS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT! AN 8-NIGHT CRUISE ON CELEBRITY SUMMIT TO THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN & BERMUDA! FREE ONE-WAY RETURN MOTORCOACH FROM CAPE LIBERTY, NEW JERSEY!

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES per stateroom!

Priority Check-in $50 Shipboard Credit

AAA MEMBER EXCLUSIVES! 24 / 7 Member Care 48-hr Best-price Guarantee

Eastern Caribbean & Bermuda • April 26–May 4 9-day airport-area parking ($69 value) .............FREE Airport-to-pier transfer in San Juan.....................................................$30 Port charges & government fees........................................................$331 8-night cruise on Celebrity Summit (balcony stateroom) .......from $704 Return motorcoach transportation ($175 value) .......... FREE AAA Member Rate...... from $1,065 + 1-way air to San Juan Rate/offer is per person (double occupancy), is subject to availability at time of booking and includes 9-day parking (1 per stateroom) at Park ’N Fly® near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, airport-to-pier transfer in San Juan, cruise accommodations (balcony stateroom), onboard entertainment, most onboard meals, AAA Vacations® amenities (listed on photo at right), port charges, government fees and 1-way motorcoach transportation (Cape Liberty NJ–Cleveland). Ship’s registry: Malta. Visit AAA.com/motorcruise for detailed itinerary. Ask about available addon 1-way airfare (Cleveland–San Juan).


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GENERAL TRAVEL DISCLAIMER: AAA Travel Agency makes every effort to provide accurate, up-to-date prices as of press time and cannot assume responsibility for typographic errors. Rates/offers are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise indicated, and are subject to availability and airline/operator changes. International rates/offers are subject to currency fluctuations and additional tax & security charges. Rates that include airfare include all taxes, government fees and surcharges. Additional restrictions may apply. Rates/offers are available at all AAA East Central travel agency locations. For tour details, contact AAA or visit AAA.com/travel. AAA Featured Vacations are specially priced, unique departures; therefore, tour operators, cruise lines and other travel providers often exclude them from additional discounts or specials they offer. AAA Featured Vacations include services provided by third-party tour destination service companies; see your AAA Travel Agent for details. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; contact your travel agent for more details or visit the air carrier’s website for baggage allowance and fee information.

Linking you & your next vacation!

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Indulge in the infinitely better V.I.P. EXPERIENCE on the newly “Solsticized” Celebrity Infinity ®

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

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, $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.


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AAA Discounts & Rewards is whole new way to save Savings that pay for the cost of your membership

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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

earn 50% more WOWPoints on each purchase — even when you’re redeeming WOWPoints. Now that’s rewarding!

Save Online and In-store

PREPARE TO BE WOWED — Save serious cash and earn WOWPoints at AAA Discounts & Rewards. top offers to help you take advantage of our best deals. Over time Perk Alerts will become more targeted and tailored to your needs.

Earn WOWPoints

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 air-

lines. 100 WOWPoints always equals $1 and your points never expire as long as you are a AAA member! Redeem them at checkout and receive cash back for your purchase.

The 5 Star Advantage

Look for special offers that earn you 3X, 6X, even 10X the WOWPoints. Earn 5,000 WOWPoints in one calendar year and receive 5 STAR Status. You’ll

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

To learn more about the AAA Discounts program including Show Your Card & Save and AAA Prescription Savings, or to sign up free for AAA Discounts & Rewards visit AAA.com/Discounts.

A Las Vegas vacation is never a gamble Vegas rocks with a jackpot of new entertainment and attractions

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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.


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Let Cancun be your place in the sun An oasis of flawless beaches and fabulous attractions

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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.


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2013 Approved Auto Repair Centers ELYRIA

ASHTABULA COUNTY

ASHTABULA

Conrad’s Total Car Care

Nassief Honda 5456 Main Avenue ...........440-997-5151

Conrad’s Total Car Care

264 Broad Street ..............440-322-6364 1875 Midway Mall Blvd. ....440-324-2731

JEFFERSON

LORAIN

Nassief Ford/Toyota/Hyundai Inc. 1059 State Rd. 46 North ...440-576-1010

Conrad’s Total Car Care

CUYAHOGA COUNTY

Pallens Auto Concepts

150 Sheffield Center .........440-233-4860 2360 Broadway Ave. .........440-244-2886

BEDFORD

NORTH RIDGEVILLE

Bedford Auto Care 803 Broadway Avenue.......440-735-4600

Conrad’s Total Car Care

34043 Center Ridge Road .440-327-5100 Expert Automotive

BEREA

38800 Center Ridge Rd.....440-281-9971

Parkway Auto Care 137 Front Street .................... 440-234-4990

MAHONING COUNTY

YOUNGSTOWN

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS

Redlich Transmission 136 Steel Street ................... 330-792-3318

Baker’s Automotive Repair 600 East Royalton Road ......... 440-526-0077

BROOK PARK Auto Repair Inc. and AAA Towing 6601 Smith Road .................. 216-676-4160 Auto Repair Technology 14761 Snow Road ................ 216-898-5800 Conrad’s Total Car Care 14960 Snow Road ................ 216-362-7300 Metro Toyota, Inc. 13775 Brookpark Road .......... 216-267-7000

CLEVELAND AAMCO Transmission 14138 Lorain Ave. ................. 216-688-6000 Beaulieu Auto Center 4380 East 71st Street ............ 216-441-1950 Ben’s Auto Body Specialists

PORTAGE COUNTY

LAKEWOOD Barry Buick, Inc. 16000 Detroit Avenue ............ 216-221-7000 Conrad’s Total Car Care 12629 Detroit Avenue ............ 216-228-6100 Lucas Auto Center 14005 Madison Avenue.......... 216-521-3017 Madison Avenue Auto Service and AAA Towing 14588 Madison Avenue.......... 216-226-4100

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS Conrad’s Total Car Care 1598 Golden Gate Plaza ......... 440-461-1220

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS

8514 Carnegie Ave................. 216-795-2700

Pearl & Bagley Auto Care 7250 Pearl Road ................... 440-888-8087

Broadview Schaaf Marathon 4661 Broadview Road ............ 216-459-8674

Southland Automotive 7026 West 130th Street ......... 440-842-6861

Conrad’s Total Car Care 14577 Lorain Avenue ............. 216-941-2062

NORTH OLMSTED

Conrad’s Total Car Care 1715 Chester Avenue ............. 216-771-7750 Hasek Automotive Service 18410 Nottingham Road ........ 216-692-2400

Conrad’s Total Car Care 4799 Great Northern Blvd. ..... 440-779-6700 Ganley Westside Imports, Inc. 25600 Lorain Road................ 440-734-2000

NORTH RANDALL

Slavic Village Automotive 7772 Broadway Avenue 216-341-1143

Conrads Total Car Care 4740 Warrensville Center Rd ... 216-581-7087

Suburban Car & Truck Repair, Inc. 17309 South Miles Road 216-662-2102

NORTH ROYALTON

Target Auto Service 5201 Carnegie Avenue ........... 216-391-5858

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS AAMCO Transmission 3984 Mayfield Rd. ................. 216-381-7730 Goodyear Auto Service Center 3971 Mayfield Road............... 216-382-7680 Washington & Lee Service 2080 Lee Road ..................... 216-371-2850

EUCLID Action CarStar Collision Center 21200 St. Clair Ave. ............... 216-486-6161

Automotive Excellence and Auto Body 12950 York Delta Drive........... 440-582-2826 Buckeye Trnasmission 5801 Royalton Rd. (RT. 82)..... 440-230-2644

Harb’s Auto Service 5806 Pearl Road ................... 440-845-8488 Harle’s Auto Service, Inc. 6014 State Road ................... 440-885-5640 Sirl’s Automotive Inc. and Auto Body 7541 York Rd. ...................... 440-843-9000 Transmission Pros 5288 Pearl Rd. ..................... 216-251-0488

WESTLAKE Conrad’s Total Car Care 1325 Dover Center Road ........ 440-871-2800 Rad-Air Complete Car Care 27051 Detroit Road ............... 440-871-1133 GEAUGA COUNTY

CHAGRIN FALLS

PARMA HEIGHTS

Excalibur Collision Inc. 8032 E. Washington St. .......... 440-708-9898

Rad-Air Complete Car Care 6565 Pearl Road ................... 440-842-5152

Highway Auto Center and CarStar Collision 8410 East Washington St. ...... 440-708-0600

Yorktown Automotive Center 6177 Pearl Road ................... 440-885-2222

Trans Colonial Auto Service 8228 E. Washington St. .......... 440-543-3355

RICHMOND HEIGHTS

CHARDON

Conrad’s Total Car Care 691 Richmoond Road ............ 440-449-4300

Chardon Square CarStar Collision 537 Water Street ................... 440-286-7600

ROCKY RIVER

Chardon Square Tire and Brake 525 Water St. ....................... 440-286-7600

Conrad’s Total Car Care 21399 Center Ridge Road ...... 440-333-8400 Spremulli Goodyear 19548 Detroit Avenue ............ 440-331-4647

SEVEN HILLS Conrad’s Total Car Care 7821 Broadview Road ............ 216-573-9800 Rad-Air Complete Car Care 7893 Broadview Road ............ 440-740-0700

Consumer Tire Inc. 216 Cherry St. ...................... 440-285-8473

CHESTERLAND Chesterland Auto Body & Service and AAA Towing 8032 Nayfield Road ..............................9506 HURON COUNTY

NORWALK

Shaker Auto Hospital 16101 Chagrin Blvd. .............. 216-921-4455

Jake’s Autocare Inc. 6 Simpson Avenue ................. 419-663-2831 White’s Automotive Service 35 Whittlesey Ave................... 419-668-3100

SHAKER HEIGHTS

SOLON

WILLARD

Conrad’s Total Car Care 5118 Royalton Road .............. 440-582-2300

Conrad’s Total Car Care 33111 Station Street .............. 440-248-7042

Steve’s Auto Care 221 East Tiffin Street .............. 419-935-1301

Friend-Lee Automotive 7437 Royalton Rd.................. 440-582-7190

Rad-Air Complete Car Care 6221 SOM Center Road ......... 440-498-0536

LAKE COUNTY

STRONGSVILLE

Conrad’s Total Car Care 6099 Heisley Road .............. 440-350-4555

ORANGE VILLAGE

CONCORD

The Swedish Solution Inc. 27999 Miles Road ................. 440-248-1022

Conrad’s Total Car Care 17572 Pearl Road ................. 440-238-6312

PARMA

Strongsville Express Tire & Automotive 12300 Prospect .................... 440-238-8473

Frank’s Auto Body & Restoration 7279 N. Ridge Rd.................. 440-428-6259

Weber & Son Service & Repair 20720 Westwood Drive .......... 440-238-7543

Pike’s CarStar Collision 410 Lake Street..................... 440-428-2183

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS

MENTOR

Center Heights Service, Inc. 3884 Warrensville Center Rd. .. 216-751-3387

Conrad’s Total Car Care 6099 Heisley Rd. ................... 440-354-5300

GARFIELD HEIGHTS

Al’s Auto Service Inc. 6097 State Road ................... 440-885-8550

Garfield Auto Center 4923 Turney Road ................. 216-441-3484

Conrad’s Total Car Care 1942 Snow Road .................. 216-398-4200

Rad-Air Complete Car Care 5266 Turney Road ................. 216-663-0663

Conrad’s Total Car Care 7701 Day Drive ..................... 440-886-6116

MADISON

Consumer Tire Inc. 8443 Mentor Avenue.............. 440-255-9154 Heisley Tire & Brake, Inc. and AAA Towing 5893 Heisley Road ................ 440-357-9797 Nick Brunner Auto Service 7121 Hart Street.................... 440-255-7308

PAINESVILLE Conrad’s Total Car Care 123 North St. Clair Street ....... 440-352-0673 Ganley Village Crylser, Jeep, Dodge, Ram 2115 Mentor Ave. .................. 440-354-4368

KENT Don Joseph Toyota 1111 West Main Street .......... 330-673-2200 Klaben Dodge/Jeep, Inc. 1338 West Main Street .......... 330-673-9971 Klaben Ford/Lincoln, Inc. 1089 West Main St. ............... 330-673-3139

RAVENNA Haasz Auto Mall and Collision 4886 State Toute 59 .............. 330-296-2866

STREETSBORO

WICKLIFFE

Excalibur Auto Body 8987 St. Rt. 14 ..................... 330-626-9995

Auto Centers, Inc. 30200 Lakeland Blvd. ............ 440-944-9494

STARK COUNTY

Chick’s Automotive 29920 Euclid Ave................... 440-943-1400 Cicora’s Auto Service 30251 Euclid Ave................... 440-943-6434 O’Connor’s Auto Body & Towing 29100 Anderson Rd............... 440-944-4400

WILLOUGHBY Conrad’s Total Car Care 35101 Euclid Avenue ............. 440-269-3737 Dave’s Auto Care 37657 Vine Street.................. 440-946-8414

WILLOUGHBY HILLS Willoughby Hills Auto repair 34801 Chardon Road ............ 440-585-1691

ALLIANCE Ron’s Automotive Service 72 S. Sawburg Ave. ................ 330-821-9872 Uptown Auto Service 2075 W. State St. .................. 330-821-3065

MASSILLON Progressive Chevrolet 8000 Hills & Dales Rd. ........... 330-833-8564 Progressive Cadillac 7966 Hills & Dales Rd. .......... 330-833-8585 Skip’s Auto Service of Massillon 30 Thorne Ave. NW ................ 330-837-0005 TRUMBULL COUNTY

NEWTON FALLS

WILLOWICK

AutoSmith LLC 117 N. Million Blvd. ....................... 330-872-5855

Lim-O-Tec and Complete Auto Service 31920 Vine Street.................. 440-516-5466

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY

LORAIN COUNTY

AMHERST MS Precision Automotive

1611 Cooper Foster Park...440-989-2886 AVON Ray’s Auto & Truck Service

38219 Colorado Avenue ....440-934-4318 Conrad’s Total Car Care

DOVER Chuck Nicholson Pontiac, Mazda 135 West Broadway ............... 330-343-7781 Parkway Ford, Lincoln Chrysler 311 Commercial Pkwy B ........ 330-343-6681 McBride’s Auto Service 214 E. 2nd Streeet ..................330-3437213 Parkway Honda 855 Commercial Pkwy............ 330-364-8661

37537 Colorado Ave. ........440-937-8200

Parkway Nissan 877 Commercial Pkwy............ 330-364-6650

AVON LAKE

NEW PHILADELPHIA

Automotive Specialty Services

1049 RT. 83 ....................440-937-2886 Conrad’s Total Car Care & Tire Center

32954 Walker Road ..........440-933-6600

Automotive Performance 1130 Bowers Ave. N............... 330-364-3717 Ferris Chevrolet Inc. AABR 634 Wabash Ave. ................... 330-343-7761


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aroundtown HUNTSBURG PUMPKIN FESTIVAL — (October 5-6) Enjoy a family friendly festival with free admission, parking, shuttle, entertainment and games. There is a Giant Pumpkin display as well as the famous Pumpkin Queen and Tot King & Queen Contest on Saturday, and the Big – Big Parade on Sunday at 2:15. Try the Pancake Breakfast with their famous pumpkin pancakes and Belgium waffles. Times are 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. both days at the intersections of US 322 & SR 528. For more information visit tourgeauga.com or call 440.636.5197. CEDAR POINT HALLOWEEKENDS — (through Oct. 27) It’s “back to ghoul” at Zombie High School. Try to stay alert as you snake your way through its haunted halls and creepy classrooms. But be cautious — the walking dead students aren’t ready to let you graduate...alive! Meet the motley crews at Cut Throat Cove or watch Skelton Crew perform an amazing cirque-style spectacle. Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends is open every Friday night, Saturday and Sunday through October 27. MURDER IN THE MANSION — (Oct. 10-11, 17- 18, 24-25) This year’s mystery revolves around a botany awards ceremony gone terribly wrong. Guests will participate to help solve the mystery, and then

enjoy light refreshments (included in admission). The time is from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Guests should arrive by 6:45 p.m. at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 North Portage Path, Akron, Ohio. Tickets are $43, $35 for Stan Hywet members. To purchase tickets, please call the ticket office at 330/315-3287, or visit www.stanhywet.org. BOO AT THE ZOO — (October 17-20, 24-27) Boo at the Zoo offers eight nights of a spooky delight. Happy haunts include: The Creepy Crawly Critter Animal Show, the Monster Mash Dance Party, the Not-SoHaunted Greenhouse, the Jack-OLantern Express Train Ride, the Halloween Hay Maze. There are magic shows, jugglers, stiltwalkers, musical entertainment and each child receives a complimentary treat bag. Kids and adults are encouraged to wear fun (not scary) costumes. The time is from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The RainForest, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland. SPOOKY POOCH PARADE — (October 19) Spooky Pooch attracts pet lovers from all over Northeast Ohio. Join in the fun as dogs of all shapes and sizes dressed in their finest Halloween fashions strut their stuff in the heart of Lakewood’s business district. Judges will award prizes in a number of categories including Spookiest Pooch, Best Dog &

AAA Member benefit changes

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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.

Breakaway Niagara Falls We’re as close as it gets...

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!

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.

$

15400*

FROM

PER PERSON DBL. OCC.

Holiday Inn By The Falls Niagara Falls, Canada 1-800-263-9393 holidayinnniagarafalls.com

Child, Best Dog & Adult and Best in Show. Enjoy entertainment and pet related vendors, find some great food and have a ball! The time is from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Charles Green, Lakewood, Ohio. HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN DAY — (October 19) Bring your ghosts, princesses and superheroes for a special day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Trick-or-treaters will receive a treat bag and trivia scavenger hunt to lead them on a football fact-finding mission. Children will be greeted by costumed characters, balloon artists and face painters during their treating adventure. The fun continues outside where The Farm at Walnut Creek will provide outdoor activities including a complimentary petting zoo. Admission (with donation of 2 non-perishable food items per person): $10; $8, children 3-12. Event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Drive NW, Canton. Visit www.profootballhof.com or call 330-456-8207. HALLOWEEN SKATING PARTY — (October 23) The Mentor Skateland Figure Skating Club will host a Spooktacular Roller Skating Halloween Party, and everyone is welcome! Wear your costume and join in for games, raffles and prizes. Admission: $5; $2 skate rentals also available. Event

runs 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mentor Skateland, 5615 Andrews Road, Mentor on the Lake. Visit www.mentorskateland.com. ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE CONCERT — (October 26) The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the Rolling Stones for the 18th Annual Music Masters Series. Multi-instrumentalist, and Grammy Award-winning artist Steve Jordan, will lead the tribute concert’s all-star house band comprised of Rolling Stones’ past and present session players and sidemen. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre in Cleveland. For more information and updates visit www.rockhall.com. 26TH ANNUAL BUCKEYE BOOK FAIR — (November 2) Book lovers and readers of all ages can meet nearly 100 Ohio writers, illustrators, and photographers like Cinda Williams Chima, Judith Fradin, Geoffrey Girard and more, taking with readers and signing copies of their newest books. The annual Buckeye Book Fair provides literary activities and events for the whole family. Proceeds benefit literacy programs in the state. The time is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC campus, 1680 Madison Ave, Wooster. More information is available at www.BuckeyeBookFair.com.


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Cruises create special spaces for seclusion seekers Tranquil retreats make megaships feel like a private yacht

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guests on many of its ships. It features plush lounge chairs, bar and food service, whirlpools and soothing music. Tree huggers will enjoy Celebrity Cruises’ “The Hideaway,” available on Celebrity Silhouette and Celebrity Reflection. The unusual retreat resembles an avant-garde tree house with cozy suspended “nests” and pods where guests can try out Apple products from the Celebrity iLounge or curl up with a good book. Libraries aren’t just about books any more, either. Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ships, Carnival Breeze and Carnival Sunshine, feature The Library Bar, where self-serve wine dispensers and bartenders set the mood for quiet conversation, board games, and yes, reading a good book.

ruise ships are much more than just a means of getting from Point A to Point B. They’ve become full-blown attractions with synapse-snapping attractions like onboard waterparks, Broadway-caliber productions, rock climbing walls, bowling alleys and ice rinks. There’s so much to do that sometimes getting a little alone time can be a challenge. While cruisers typically love all the onboard entertainment and activities those seeking some quiet time will find plenty of secluded nooks, and out of the way oasis for private dining, sunning and small gatherings. Balconies are among the most popular spots for some solitude and cruise lines are upping the percentage of cabins with verandahs. Princess Cruises’ new Royal Princess, which made her debut in June 2013, has balconies on all outside cabins. Cozy dining rooms offer intimate dining experiences. Oceania Cruises’ Riviera and Marina both offer Privée, a dining room that can be reserved for up to 10 guests. The plush décor features white baby crocodile throne chairs and backlit onyx-clad walls. Club sections are taking privacy and pampering to new levels. Many ships have club or concierge level cabins with upgraded services and intimate lounges. Holland America Line’s Neptune Lounge for example, is a private lounge

GETTING AWAY FROM IT ALL — Cruise ships offer plenty of places for some solitude. with a wide screen TV, continental breakfast and concierge service. Private cabanas put guests in the heart of the action while indulging them with special amenities. Celebrity Cruises’ “The Alcoves,” on Celebrity Silhouette and Celebrity Reflection feature fresh fruit, chilled towels, use of a pre-loaded iPad and more. An attendant is also on hand to arrange for spa treatments, food and other services. Adults-only areas are becoming

increasingly popular. Disney Cruise Line’s Quiet Cove Pool and Cove Bar invite adults to sunbathe, swim, sip a cool drink, or soak in a hot tub overlooking the ocean — all minus the kids. Royal Caribbean International’s glass-canopied Solarium pool area and café, with cantilevered whirlpools that jut out over the sea, are popular adultsonly spots. Carnival Cruises Lines’ Serenity adultonly area, is offered at no extra cost to

A CYBER SPACE

Royal Caribbean International’s refurbished Navigator of the Seas will emerge next year with “virtual” balconies — LED projection screens showing live images taken by exterior cameras — for interior cabins. FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please see your AAA Departures Guide or AAA.com/cruises for special values on cruise vacations.

Now is the time to check your battery and brakes

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much effort motorists put into protecting their automotive investment. According to a survey conducted by the Car Care Council, more than 70

rivers count on their vehicles to get them to their destinations safely, but how well a vehicle runs depends on how

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proper intervals can keep vehicles on the road and help prevent dangerous and costly breakdowns in the future. Brakes are the most important safety feature on any vehicle and should be checked each time the vehicle is serviced or as soon as you suspect a problem to ensure proper performance. Brake pads and rotors should also be checked any time the tires are removed, such as during a tire rotation. Other brake components such as brake fluid should be checked at every oil change. If your brakes are squealing or grinding, it may be time for replacements. Whether it’s the first start up in the morning or having the reserve power to run the heater and other accessories, the battery is the critical source. Corroded terminals, a bulging or cracked case are signs that a battery has been subject to extreme conditions. Test batteries if they are four years old or older. While batteries can last more than five years in ideal driving conditions, factors such as temperature, the car’s age and nature of usage can impact the life of a battery. Batteries often do not give noticeable warning signs if they’re about to fail. October is Fall Car Care Month and now is the time to get your vehicle in shape before the really bad weather arrives. The key is to be proactive. Take care of your car so it can take care of you.


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AAA MOTORIST

OCTOBER 2013

Neo october  
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