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Roadside Assistance Services for Older Drivers

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.14.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Auto clubs like AAA were the only option drivers had when it came to roadside assistance, but today you have lots of choices. Most roadside assistance plans provide services like towing, flat-tire changes, jump-starting a battery, lost-key or lockout services, fuel delivery and help with stuck vehicles.

Breaking The Banks

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Benjamin T. Solomon

The problem with our legal system is that there is too much legalese and not enough prosecution. Imagine, over the last seven years banks paid out in fines, $150 billion of shareholders cash. In my opinion, proving once and for all, that these banks did not suddenly become dishonest.

Ice Cream or Bust. Okay, Maybe Both.

Alisa Schindler | Posted 08.03.2015 | Comedy
Alisa Schindler

In my defense, we had 25 minutes to meet my husband and oldest son at his baseball game, which was only seven minutes away, when I passed my favorite yogurt store and made an impromptu decision - fantasized about for the entire day - to stop and get myself a cup.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: F-F-F-Fifty?

Shelly Peiken | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

I often say (and you've probably heard me say it), that when I started out in this business of writing songs I was twenty. Everyone else was twenty. Now I'm fifty-something and everyone else is five. I'm exaggerating about the five, but you know what I mean.

Considering Life Without Owning a Car

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

According to an October study by U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) and the Frontier Group, millennials are driving significantly less than older Americans.

The Pros and Cons of Off-Season Travel

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With fewer crowds, you can enjoy a more intimate experience at some top attractions in a destination, which may be impossible during busy peak times.

Testing Tag Order

Posted 08.29.2014 | Training

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Memorial Day Travel: American Families Pay at the Pump

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Ken Blackwell

Everyone knows that domestic oil production has been surging, and that this has created tens of thousands of jobs and improved our balance of trade. Doesn't the Great American Oil Boom also mean that families won't have to spend as much on the Great American Road Trip?

U.S. Oil Boom Makes Gas Cheaper, But Not by Much

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Crude oil sourced in the United States is cheaper and therefore means less pain at the pump for American drivers. When adjusted for inflation, however, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is still high because of international dynamics, AAA said Monday.

U.S. Gas Prices May Fluctuate if Canadian Bottleneck Eases

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Canadian oil producers may get a better price for crude in the overseas markets because of the glut of oil in the North American market. That in turn could reshape the U.S. price market for retail gasoline, AAA said Monday.

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Posted 09.30.2014 | Training

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Going Undercover With a Top-Secret Hotel Inspector From AAA

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I wanted to know what Ted looks for when he scopes out fancy four-diamond joints like Wilmington's Hotel Du Pont, where I was booked for one night. I wanted to know how he rates the food and service at restaurants. And, most of all, I wanted to know what Ted's life is like.

This Holiday Season, Commit to Being a Smart Driver

Julie Lee | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Julie Lee

The holiday season is upon us, and so is an influx of drivers on America's roads. And while the headaches of holiday traffic are well-documented in popular culture the dangers of holiday driving are no laughing matter.

GHSA Chairman's Remarks

Debbie Hersman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology
Debbie Hersman

Thank you for the kind introduction - it's great to be here in beautiful California - the busiest state when it comes to highway travel. I have worked with GHSA for many years, but the last time I addressed your annual conference was in 2009 in Savannah.

New Report About Hands-Free Texting Could Surprise You

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 08.13.2013 | Los Angeles

With Siri on the iPhone and Bluetooth in dashboards, it's a lot easier for drivers to talk or text on their cellphones -- but a study released Wednesd...

Car Shopping Tips for Older Drivers

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While the automotive industry doesn't make vehicles specifically designed for senior citizens, they do make certain vehicles with features that can help accommodate the needs of older drivers.

PHOTOS: 2013's AAA Five Diamond Hotels

Posted 01.18.2013 | Travel

AAA has added nine hotels and four restaurants to its prestigious Five Diamond list. The 77th AAA/CAA Five Diamond Award list was released Friday,...

Global Travel Indicators For 2013

William D. Chalmers | Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Here are the top seven global travel-related barometers that, when taken as a whole, indicate positive global travel trends for 2013.

What Happens When I'm Left Alone for 12 Days

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 03.10.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Marc visited his family in San Diego for the Christmas holidays. I was invited to accompany him but opted for twelve glorious days of soul-searching, stress-free solitude and serenity.

Cheap Gasoline No Christmas Miracle

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

If gasoline prices for this December are at their lowest levels since last December, perhaps it's a reflection of normal activity in the refinery market following a very volatile year.

A Record-Breaking Trend In Southern California

Ventura County Star | Cheri Carlson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Los Angeles

Tammy Silva of Ventura will join what is expected to be a record number of travelers this holiday break, heading to Big Bear with her family. "We hav...

Christmas Comes Early For Drivers

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 12.18.2012 | Money

For drivers all across the country, Christmas has come early. The average price of a gallon of regular gas fell to $3.24 on Tuesday, its lowest rat...

Study Reveals Surprising Fact About Senior Drivers

Posted 12.05.2012 | Fifty

At the age of 97, Bill Keller has no need for a taxi service or public transportation -- he uses his car to get everywhere he needs to go. While he ca...

New York Learned Oil Supply Lesson The Hard Way

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | New York

By Joshua Schneyer and Selam Gebrekidan NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - At 4 p.m. on Oct. 29, as heavy winds battered the...

New Orleans Fixes Red Lights After Isaac but Streetlights Are a Worry

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

If your block in New Orleans feels spooky at night, you're not alone.