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Mental Distractions While Driving Are Dangerous

Distracted driving poses a risk to everyone on the road and remains a significant contributor to motor vehicle crashes.  Learn more about distracted driving risks, tips for drivers, state distracted driving laws, and steps AAA is taking to address the issue. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is partnering with researchers at the University of Utah to conduct groundbreaking research...

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AAA’s Top 10 Tips to Avoid Distractions While Driving

Although most distractions are avoidable, some distractions are impossible to completely prevent – instead they must be managed. Driving requires your full attention. You can take charge of eliminating distractions to focus on the road ahead. 10. Fully focus on driving. Do not let anything divert your attention, actively scan the road, use your mirrors and watch out for pedestrians...

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Breathtaking Off the Grid Travel Destinations

Sometimes, you just need to get away from it all in a place where you can disconnect and rejuvenate with a real digital detox. Although the world continues to become increasingly connected, it's still possible to find a few places where you can leave the distractions and temptations of a buzzing cell phone behind and soak up the simplicity of...

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Best Bucket List Experiences in Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park has a little bit of everything for outdoor enthusiasts and avid sightseers. Stark mountains, striking meadows, forests with some of the nation's largest trees, and waterfalls with some of its most well-known drops attract thousands of visitors every year. Both a UNESCO Heritage Site and a U.S. National Park designated as the nation's first public preserve by...

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Yellowstone: An Age-by-Age Family Vacation Guide

Yellowstone National Park, best known as the home of the iconic Junior Ranger programs give kids of different ages a chance to earn a Junior Ranger patch. Participants attend programs led by a park ranger, go on hiking trips, and complete exercises pertaining to ecology and other park issues. They complete portions of the program at their own pace, and...

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Great Packing Tips for an International Golf Trip

For certain sports enthusiasts, vacations always revolve around golf. International destinations offer exciting courses and ample opportunities for sightseeing. After hitting the local driving range for a little practice, it's time to start packing. Proper planning and preparation ensures nothing mars your relaxing getaway on a new course. [caption id="attachment_1131" align="alignnone" width="300"] Source: Shutterstock[/caption] Tips for Packing Clubs When preparing...

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Experience the Great Outdoors in Colorado Springs

As the home of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs has a lot to live up to, and the city doesn't disappoint. The second largest city in the state after Denver, this natural playground is beyond compare as an international destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Sitting at the edge of the rugged Rockies where it basks...

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Renting a Car for a Family Road Trip

After days of deliberation, you finally decide on a destination for your family road trip. The location and activities are certain to be fun, but that's only half the story. You want to reach your destination with a smile on your face, but hours or possibly even days in the car make that a challenge. The vehicle you drive just...

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Memorial Day Travel: 4 Things to Know Before Hitting the Road

Memorial Day weekend: it’s the official start of summer travel, outdoor dining and pool season – and it’s fast approaching. If you’re planning to take to the roads this holiday weekend, you’ll be part of the 39.3 million Americans that AAA is estimating will be traveling 50 miles or more, making 2017 the third consecutive year of growth for Memorial...

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Coping with a Sick Child on Vacation

It's the stuff of nightmares. You spent weeks planning every detail of an unbelievable family vacation. You found the perfect hotel at the perfect price. You put together an itinerary with the best kid-friendly attractions and packed plenty of activities to entertain them during down time. The one thing you didn't plan on was a sick child. The situation is...

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