Teens are bound to be excited to leave backpacks and books behind for carefree summer fun. However, if your teen’s summer includes driving or riding with a teen driver, there are a few things to consider.
It’s no secret that Arizona offers some of the best and most luxurious AAA Four and Five Diamond resorts in the country. However, many travelers don’t realize that many of these properties also feature kid camps that aim to please even the pickiest pint-sized traveler. This provides mom and dad with a guilt-free way to indulge in some much-needed couple time, while allowing kids to make friends and create memories of their own.
Arizonans have devised a variety of ways to retreat from the scorching summer heat, including relaxing indoors or poolside, or escaping it entirely for a summer vacation. However, there’s one thing that can’t escape from the sizzling temperatures — your ride.
While summer temperatures can be a scorcher, there’s one activity that helps Arizonans beat the heat: lounging in the pool. And what better way to cool off than relax in someone else’s pool — especially at one of our state’s sparkling AAA Four or Five Diamond properties?
While Arizona is home to several upscale dining establishments that meet the most discriminating palates, the state is also home to several fun and kitschy places to nosh at as well. Whether diners are on a road trip or just seeking out the unusual, below are some suggestions for AAA One and Two Diamond restaurants known for their quirkiness as much as their food.
From a petting zoo in your backyard to a bounce house at your neighborhood park, celebrations of all kinds this time of year are hosted outdoors to take advantage of Arizona’s spring weather.
Since the state’s improved Graduated Driver’s License Law (GDL) went into effect in 2008, fewer families have had to experience the tragedy of losing a loved one in a traffic crash.
Now that the holidays are over, many families are starting to dream about their 2013 travel escapes. To spur some vacation ideas, I decided to consult with our trusted travel experts to get a peek at what’s expected to be hot spots for 2013. Since AAA is the largest travel agency in North America, our travel counselors weren’t short on destination ideas that will match a variety of interests and budgets.
Don’t tell anyone, but I am old enough to remember things like cooking before microwaves, and being excited about really, really slow video games. I remember people smoking on planes and a time before the term “designated driver.”
Shoppers seeking to surprise loved ones with the perfect present may be saying “Bah, humbug” unless they take the proper insurance precautions.
There’s no place like home for the holidays, but many may assume they are out of luck when it comes to finding a holiday travel bargain. While it’s true that booking early usually secures the best holiday fares and schedules, there are still a few remaining deals to be found for the persistent bargain-hunter. I recently consulted AAA travel pros for a few tips for those seeking last-minute holiday travel deals:
Developed primarily for seniors, but useful for any driver taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, Roadwise RX was developed to help motorists understand how medications may impact their ability to drive safely.
n Aug. 2, Arizona’s new booster seat provision was enacted, requiring children younger than 8 years old or less than 4 feet, 9 inches tall to sit in a proper child safety seat, such as a booster seat, when riding in a vehicle.
The dog days of summer are under way and Arizona teen drivers are likely taking advantage of this temporary freedom by enjoying more time behind the wheel. However, before turning over the keys, parents should know that summer is the deadliest time for teens on the road.
The end of the school year is quickly followed by the most anticipated event of the year: summer vacation. And, while most families look forward to the lasting memories that are sure to follow, many may experience a snag in their plans if not properly prepared. This is especially true if vacation plans include international travel, children traveling alone, with one parent or with grandparents.
As the sweltering summer closes in on the Valley, residents are busy bracing for long months of triple-digit temperatures. However, the thermometer isn’t all that will be spiking this summer. Motorists should also be prepared for a vehicle breakdown, as AAA roadside assistance calls sharply increase during the summer months. To help motorists lessen their chances of roadside breakdowns, AAA is urging preparedness as triple digit temperatures emerge.
With triple digit temperatures looming, Valley residents are preparing for a long and hot summer. One item that should be on every car owner’s summer preparedness checklist: preventative maintenance. That’s because over half of the roadside assistance calls AAA receives every summer could have been prevented with proper preventative maintenance. And unfortunately, neglecting to prep your ride for summer may not only have you stranded on the roadside, but it may also put a big dent in your wallet.
With gas prices continuing their meteoric rise, motorists are likely looking at a long spring of shelling out more at the pump, with little reprieve in sight. To stretch your dollars, be sure to heed the following tips:
The start of a new year usually ushers in a host of resolutions of self improvement and change from people around the globe. However, rarely among these changes is a proclamation to adopt safer driving habits, despite the fact that car crashes remain one of the leading causes of preventable death in this country.
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