Maximize Your Membership

Raya Garrison

We have officially reached the point of winter where we’re all getting stir crazy and are aching for those warm summer days. The good news is our coldest days are dwindling, which means sunny days are just around the corner.

In the meantime, we have a really fun “spring” issue for you. Whether you’re yearning to get out of town and travel or you prefer to stay local, we have plenty of inspiration for you. An Alaskan cruise is a bucket list trip, but many people often don’t know where to start. Travel guru Renata Faeth taps a panel of our expert travel advisors with a Q&A on all things Alaska cruising, from excursions to ports, wardrobe and the best time to book. If you still have questions, our team of experts are always here to answer any questions! On the other side of the country are the less widely known Finger Lakes of upstate New York. Samantha Johnson paints a beautiful picture of the lakes, waterfalls and culture that make up this stunning region.

If you’re looking for things to do around town, I’ve outlined some great ways to maximize your AAA membership for fun, savings and more. Our members are always asking us how to make the most of their AAA membership, so I’ve created a AAA Minneapolis member’s guide just for you that goes way beyond roadside assistance.

There have also been some recent changes to Social Security benefits in 2023, and with that tax deadline looming, we have some must-read articles to get you ready for both.

We hope the rest of your winter season is warm (or cold, if that’s what you prefer), fun and full of adventure!


Raya Garrison

Communications Specialist
Managing Editor,
Live Play AAA