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March/April 2016 Issue

See the world at these free AAA Travel events

Whether your ideal vacation would be at sea, cruising on a world-class river, or visiting the majestic Grand Canyon, AAA Travel has a spring travel event for you. Plan your next vacation with AAA Travel.

Grand Canyon Railway presents their Rails to the Rim program at 6:30 p.m. on March 22 at the AAA Metairie, La., branch office. RSVP to (504) 838-7500, Ext. 0.

Discover what Royal Caribbean cruises are all about at one of these travel presentations:

  • 6:30 p.m. on March 3 at the AAA Metairie branch office. RSVP to (504) 838-7500, Ext. 0;
  • 6:30 p.m. on March 15 at the AAA Jackson, Miss., branch office. RSVP to (601) 957-8484, Ext. 0.

European river cruising is one of travel’s hottest trends. Hear about exciting AMA Waterways vacations at 6:30 p.m. on March 8 at The Burgundy Hotel (1501 Merrill Drive) in Little Rock, Ark. RSVP to the AAA Little Rock branch office at (501) 223-9222, Ext. 111.

Hear what Viking River Cruises can offer at one of these events. Locations were not available at press time. Please call for more information.

  • 6:30 p.m. on April 14. For information or to RSVP, call the AAA Jackson branch office at (601) 957-8484, Ext. 0.
  • 6:30 p.m. on April 19. For information or to RSVP, call the AAA Baton Rouge, La., branch office at (225) 293-1200, Ext. 0.
  • 6:30 p.m. on April 20. For more information or to RSVP, call the AAA Metairie branch office at (504) 838-7500, Ext. 0.



Welcome aboard to GulfQuest museum in Mobile

Families who are planning spring break at Alabama’s Gulf Coast this year may want to take another look at Mobile, Ala., home to the new GulfQuest National Maritime Museum. The museum, which opened in September, is designed to look like a ship heading into Mobile Bay.

Of the 90 exhibits at the museum, “Take the Helm” is probably the most popular. Here, guests get a chance to try a professional pilot simulator and test their skills while navigating vessels in the bay and the Tombigbee River. A gift shop and cafe also are at the museum. Families easily can spend a full day here.

“I would encourage Gulf Coast visitors to make GulfQuest a day trip destination,” said Tony Zodrow, executive director. “We can promise a full day of activity and fun, a spectacular view of the Port of Mobile, and easy access to Cooper Riverside Park and other downtown Mobile attractions.

GulfQuest (155 S. Water St.)is open Tuesday–Sunday. Tickets start at $14 for children ages 5–12 years and go up to $10 for adults. For more information, call (251) 436-8901 or visit

Park ride

Courtesy of GulfQuest National Maritime Museum

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