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September/October 2015 Issue

Hit the road with our enhanced TripTiks®

The AAA TripTik® has long been a go-to resource for motorists, providing not only driving directions, but also rest-stop information, food, gas, and AAA-Approved lodging locations.

Now AAA members have an enhanced version of these routings, which is the TripTik® Travel Planner.

New technology uses real-time mapping to provide more accurate directions and road conditions, while still including information on points of interest and AAA services along your route. Soon, autumn’s cooler temperatures and colorful leaves will be calling us to enjoy scenic drives; now’s a perfect time to give this new TripTik® Travel Planner a try.

TripTik® Travel Planners are available to members for free at any AAA full-service branch office. You also can create your own routing at or with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone and Android systems.

Traditional TripTik® routings will be offered while supplies last.



Alaska travel shows coming soon

Cruises are a popular way to visit Alaska. The best time for Alaska cruises is May through September. Make plans to attend On Stage Alaska travel shows with AAA Travel and Holland America Line and learn not only about the beauty of Alaska, but how to find the best cruise or cruise-tour for a memorable getaway to the Great Land.

These informative sessions are free, but reservations are recommended.

On Stage Alaska travel shows with Holland America Line and AAA Travel will be at the following times and locations:

  • 6:30 p.m. on Oct.7 at the Doubletree New Orleans Airport Hotel, 2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd., in Kenner, La. Call (504) 838-7500, Ext. 0, to reserve space.
  • 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Embassy Suites/Jackson North, 200 Township Place in Ridgeland, Miss. Call (601) 957-8484, Ext. 0, to reserve space.


Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Brian Adams/Travel Alaska photo


Law of the Land

Twice a year, people flock to the Madison County Courthouse and its square in Canton, Miss., but they’re not paying taxes. They’re shopping for treasures at the Canton Flea Market, which observes its 50th anniversary this year. The flea market, which attracts more than 1,000 artists and craftsmen, will be Oct. 8. For details, visit or call (601) 859-8055.


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