Travel with AAA

A typical AAA office
A typical AAA office
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AAA and Some History

The AAA (commonly referred to as Triple A) and a more formal name known as the American Automobile Association was founded in 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio as an answer to lack of roads and highways suitable for automobiles.

Up until 1956, in the United States, AAA was an authorized organization for encouraging and supporting many auto races including the Indianapolis 500. In 1955, after the LeMans disaster, AAA decided that auto racing was distracting the organization from their primary goals and so it was that the United States Automobile Club was formed.

Throughout the next few decades, as the association developed, it expanded its scope of services. The AAA travel road maps were published. Hotel guides and AAA travel publications were printed. A School Safety Patrol Program and Driver Safety Programs were formed. And then in 1947, a separate entity was established. It is known today as the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in which  a large volume of studies are conducted that have to do with motorist safety.

Currently, AAA has 46 million members belonging to individual clubs. The AAA clubs primarily provide their members with emergency road AAA travel service including lockouts, winching, tire changes, auto first aid and towing.

Consider AAA for your Travel and Lodging Needs

AAA in these days is known for much more than maps and emergency road service. They provide a wide range of services assisting people in many areas of their lives, including AAA travel and lodging; auto buying, leasing, renting, and repair; financial services as in credit cards and loans; and they can also help you to meet your insurance needs.

All of your AAA travel needs are satisfied in an assortment of ways whether it is getting to your destination or where you would like to stay upon arrival.

Travel with AAA provides you with car rentals; cruises on a variety of popular cruise lines; AAA travel discount for those looking for a good deal to save; and AAA travel directions.

For the Men

Do you stop and ask for directions:

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Why Men Don't Ask For Directions

He's Man Enough to Ask for Directions

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Travel with AAA will also provide online map service, a convenient alternative to troublesome and clumsy printed maps; a practical and useful AAA travel trip advisor; and start to finish driving directions.

AAA travel services offers this and so much more including foreign currency exchange and travelers checks – important for international travelers - to feature-rich credit card offers.

International Affiliates of AAA

The AAA has a range of international affiliates having reciprocal arrangements. Generally, the members of the affiliates are offered the same benefits as AAA members who are traveling in the United States and equivalent benefits are offered to AAA members who are traveling in the territory of the affiliate.

A few international affiliates include:

The ADAC in Germany

The Automobile Association in the United Kingdom and

The Canadian Automobile Association in Canada

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Let AAA Be Your First Travel Destination

No matter what your plans are AAA travel has a large variety of vacation options to offer. Whether it’s floating down the Nile on a river cruise, a honeymoon in Vegas, a Yellowstone National Park Tour for a great adventure, or a trip to Central America for the thrill of a lifetime. Maybe you'd prefer a European trip filled with culture and class, a trip to Canada for the taste of the country and a touch of the city, or how does sailing the seas on a romantic Hawaiian cruise or a Caribbean cruise sound to you? Whatever you decide why not let AAA travel help you get the vacation you deserve so your trip will be unforgettable.

There's not much you can't count on AAA for.

Hot Deals and Savings Everyday

Millions of AAA members save at hotels, retail outlets, ski resorts, airline ticket counters, shopping malls and so much more everyday! Learn more about AAA on and off the road here.

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AAA: Americans Take Shorter Road Trips Due to Costs, Time

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Comments 65 comments

Lee 19 months ago

Hi Everyone

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Queenstown 21 months ago from Queenstown

Wow, i didn't know AA still exsits. That's good to know.

http://www.queenstown.org.za


Nick 21 months ago

AAA 6 years later is still very relevant today and they just saved my butt = ) I am a big fan of http://www.nardiwheels.com but after locking myself out it didn't matter that my steering wheel was removable lol!


LosectinWinders 22 months ago

lol we don't ask for directions...Great site. Love the services and value. Feel free to check out my article


LosectinWinders 22 months ago

In the UK and South Africa, AAA is simply know as AA or the Automobile Association. It's also membership based and the primary reason for joining would be vehicle assistance in case you break down. They have most recently also been offering AA car insurance - which you can read about over here:


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Arthur Cunningham 2 years ago

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Dottie1 2 years ago from MA, USA Author

Blessings to all your endeavors!


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Andrew Klein 3 years ago

Having AAA is certainly essential, especially if your maf sensor goes bad and you are in the middle of the road with no horsepower. I would highly suggest this, and also looking into replacing your mass air flow sensor before this situation happens at a store like: http://automammoth.com


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RetBranche 3 years ago from Shenzhen, Guangdong

men do not like asking for direction, I guess it's because they feel like they should have known, and if they do not, other people will see them as not a real man. But the real thing is when you mess up people still think you are stupid :-(


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pickacar 3 years ago

In the UK and South Africa, AAA is simply know as AA or the Automobile Association. It's also membership based and the primary reason for joining would be vehicle assistance in case you break down. They have most recently also been offering AA car insurance - which you can read about over here:

http://www.bestcarinsurancequotes.co.za/aa-car-ins...


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Greensmith8979 3 years ago

Thank you post.I love your GPS story "like a friend talking to me and guiding me" that is funny and I wish that I had that kind of a funny friend too. Maybe someday.http://www.bentleyhire.co.uk/


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linageorge24 4 years ago from New York, New York


Kamrem 4 years ago

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Best regards,

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sonyasen76 4 years ago

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Driving Lesson Chorley 4 years ago

Is that where we in the UK get the AA from then? Because they do exactly the same help people whos cars have broken down and stuff. www.excelschoolofmotoring.co.uk


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glassvisage 6 years ago from Northern California

We love to use AAA to travel! Their guidebooks and maps are so helpful, and you can get great deals!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thanks JPS0138.


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JPSO138 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

a great hub once again. I will surely sign up as a fan.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Yes cgull8m, AAA is a great tool. I do have to say though, I love the hub you wrote about Google Maps Walking Direction.

http://hubpages.com/misc/Google-Maps-Launches-Walk...


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cgull8m 7 years ago from North Carolina

AAA is a great tool, it will save a big headache if one is planning to go long trips to new places. We can figure it out ourselves but AAA helps a lot. Google Maps also has become real good.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thank you ccdursina for stopping by and appreciating this hub. Happy writing to you too! :)


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ccdursina 7 years ago from Spring Green WI

This is a great hub Dottie, AAA sends me enough customers, however, they are expensive to advertise with!

Happy writing!

 

 


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

You're welcome uganda-safari. I think the best way to find out if there is such services in Africa is to send AAA an email and ask. The email address is: AAAInternationalRelations@national.aaa.com and as a subject line use: AAA.com International Inquiry. Hope this helps and thank you for stopping by.


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uganda-safari 7 years ago

Thanks for the information. Is it possible to find such services in Africa? Please let me know.


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

Dineane- Glad things worked out for you even if it took a little embarrassment (glad it didn't happen in front of the family or they would forever heckle you for it)..hehe


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dineane 7 years ago from North Carolina

no, CW, the curly bracelet did not work for me...I guess the embarrassment did though! I managed not to lock my keys in the car again (as far as I can remember) without wearing the bracelet.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

A little discomfort never hurts anyone. Thanks for comments.


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

House keys are small but Car keys!! I guess one can always manage with a little discomfort compared to the inconvenient situation.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Shirley...thanks for the visit.   I hope you got a chuckle!:-)

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countrywomen...I bet the curley bracelet did the trick.  They always worked wonders to prevent my kids from losing their house keys.  Thanks for passing thru.


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

Dineane- Now I am sure AAA would feel they have to get couple of extra car keys just in case you might call them again and distribute it to your co-workers if you would have called them for 4th time(or did the "curly bracelet" help to avoid the fourth call?)..LOL


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I belonged to the CAA for a year once. The last two cars I've leased came with roadside assistance, so I don't need it.

Great hub, Dottie. Now, I'm going to watch the video, I want a chuckle, too. If there is a man asking for directions then I guess it's something of a historic video.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

That is a very funny story dineane about locking your keys in the car. Thanks so much for your visit.


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dineane 7 years ago from North Carolina

My husband has been bugging me for a long time to sign back up for AAA. Maybe I'll do that for him for Christmas.

I once had to call them 3 times in 48 hours for locking my keys in the car. So embarrassing! All three times I was with the same co-worker. She ended up giving my one of those curly bracelet things to hold your key chain :-)


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Zsuzsy Bee,  thank you for bringing this to my attention about memberships to your kids.  I was just thinking what can I give my son for Christmas. Perfect idea for him.  Whoever would have guessed Zsuzsy Bee would come to the rescue.  But then again I should have known that.  Thanks soo much for coming by and helping me out tonight.


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Dottie I agree with you on the imprtance of CAA (That what our is here in Canada) a few years back I gave a membership to each of my kids for Christmas. What other gift can give that much peace of mind?

Great hub as always regards Zsuzsy


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Have a merry christmas Michelle and an enjoyable reunion with family too! :)


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi sis Dottie, we might (family and several aunts and uncles) before the year ends. It's like a reunion thing. But I will spend my christmas in cebu. :)


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hi my Sis :)  You are always up so bright and early.  I guess it's all good because the early bird catches the worm.  No plans of travel that I can see at the moment but then again you never know when things will change.  I do hope soon though.  Thanks for asking and how about you?  Hope all is well.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Dottie :) I was fiddling around with myspace and facebook and saw you here :) That's traveling so early in the morning. hehe Hope you are great and doing well. Any plans of traveling any time soon?


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thanks countrywoman for letting me know about possible good deals on GPS this time of year. I'll have to check out.

Thanks for coming by Lissie. Your comments are good and appreciated.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hi Ripplemaker.....it's christmas time and who doesn't have batteries on the mind...don't forget the batteries for.... lol. Thanks for stopping by with comments and a visit. Always good to see you, Sis!

Hi SweetiePie....thank you very much for sharing your driving story. I hope I didn't stir any negative emotions but I guess I like to learn about underlying fears and ask questions when I sense them because I've had so many of them myself in my younger years. Learning about them have greatly helped me to move through and beyond. I appreciate your openess. Take Care. :)


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Lissie 8 years ago from New Zealand

Great hub: you can use your AAA membership if you get to Australia or New Zealand - they are both reciprocal agreements! In fact most of the world is - and we've had our money's worth -they even paid for the tow when we put petrol in the diesel's tank! They don't pay for real remote towing though which can be many of thousands of dollars sow we drove pertty carefully then.


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countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

Dottie- During this thanksgiving saw some good bargain deals on GPS. It makes life so much easier compared to a paper printout of mapquest to navigate while actually driving. 

SweetiePie- Even I don't enjoy driving so much(just manage to go from point A to point B). In India my brother doesn't ever let me drive the car and I am very happy not to drive in Indian traffic...hehe


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

I tried for about three years to learn to drive.  I was not driving every day of those three years, but I had enough driving experience to know it was not for me.  Driving phobias have more to do with anxiety and some people really should not drive.  My friend's sister is the same way, she is a professional working woman, but driving is just not her forte.  I think Triple AAA and driving is great for most people, but I just have given up.  I stopped trying six years ago when I realized I was paying thousands of dollars on driving classes that were just not paying off.  Do not mean to sound negative, but my fears of driving are just too great to conquer :).


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Sis Dottie, I had to laugh at compu-smart's AAA as batteries...I thought the same too. Hehehe This is good info. But I believe I have to see our local version of this one. :) Great hub Dottie!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hi Countrywoman....thanks for sharing all your AAA stories. I love your GPS story "like a friend talking to me and guiding me" that is funny and I wish that I had that kind of a funny friend too. Maybe someday. Thanks for coming by.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

2 SweetiePie - I asked you about driving because I suspected that might be the reason as it was for me and my daughter who I just taught her to drive.  Teaching a teenager to drive was scarier than being scared to learn to drive. I find it very hard to believe that someone as smart as you would be a danger on the road.  Well at the beginning maybe we all were but how else ya gonna learn.  I thought the same as you that people were safer without me on the road and my daughter now feels the same way.  I love to drive now....had a few fender benders along the way but haven't had any in well over 10 years.  Well anyways, I could go on but I won't try to talk you into anything, ok? lol.  Thanks for sharing that with me.  See you around the hub :)

 

 

 

 


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countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

Dottie- I have AAA for the last two years and once my colleague last year locked herself out (it wasn't so funny at that time). My another friend was searching for metal coat hangers seems he knows how to do it (but in office who has those) then I used my AAA to get a free key. They came in around 25 minutes and finished the key in less than 10 minutes.

I am pretty bad with directions and take longer time to reach based on paper maps. Now I have a Garmin GPS which is more like a friend talking to me and guiding me...hehe


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

I am such a bad driver and get scared behind the wheel.  Believe me, the drivers of the road are safer without me on it :).  I am surprised I never got in an accident in all the times I attempted to drive.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

LOL @ AAA batteries. Do men in London ask for directions? What did you vote?


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Hi Dottie,

When i first saw this hub title, i thought it was about batteries! We have AAA size ones!!

lmao at the video Why Men Don't Ask For Directions!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

You are welcome Eddie. Thanks for visiting! ~Dottie~


Eddie Perkins 8 years ago

Dottie,

Thank you for the good information. ~ eddie


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hi Lgali....thank you and I agree that AAA is good to have when running in an older car. See you around!

Hey quicksand...I had to stop and think why I haven't been around.....actually I have been around at least so it seems to me! I just haven't written in awhile....I think because of Thanksgiving holiday overload and daughter home visiting from college which she is still a full time job LOL.

Regarding the video, you guys will never live this down...I'm sorry, I needed a laugh and I got one! :) I'd better go home now....nice to see you!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hi SweetiePie...I wouldn't be without my AAA especially when I am driving at night and by myself. You just never know when your car says I've had enough, leaving you stranded in the middle of nowhere. For that reason I love AAA and my cell phone. You don't drive SweetiePie?...why not if you don't mind me asking.


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quicksand 8 years ago

Hi Dottie, you have not been hubbing for a long time ... anyway good to see another hub from you.

An interesting video indeed! I'll never ask for directions again. If I lose my way, I'll just go back home! :)


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Lgali 8 years ago

good informative hub from an expert good to have this for old cars...


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

I do not drive myself, but my family members all belong to the AAA. My sister was able to get a nice discount on her glasses at Lense Crafter's with my mom's AAA membership, and we always stayed at hotels for discounted prices via this membership. Very informative hub about the AAA, a fixture in Southern California for sure with all the cars we have on the road here.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thank you white atlantic....and no I've never visited India but I know it has a lot to offer a traveler with its distinguished culture and history.  Maybe someday, that would be nice.

I'm glad you got a chuckle VioletSun....I just checked the stats and the word count for this hub is 666....the devil was at work last night,  LOL.  Thank you for passing through and for your kind comments.

 


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

LOL! The video on why men do not ask for directions caught me by surprise and had me chuckling. LOL!

This is a very, well done hub, Dottie. I can learn from you, as its informative, well written, has videos, pictures, good amount of keyword tags, all perfectly balanced.


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white atlantic 8 years ago from INDIA

good work.....u visited india?

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