Get in the Spirit to Travel Again

By Sherry Mims
AAA Travel Team

Travel gives us so many memories—a family vacation, a romantic getaway, an adventurous road trip—that inspire us to imagine what our next trip will be. One of the best parts of traveling is right in the beginning—browsing captivating articles and vibrant images, sharing travel tips with friends and family, and reflecting on favorite places that you want to revisit—one day. The spirit of travel is strong, so even when the next trip seems far away, you can start dreaming and planning.


Awaken Your Spirit

There’s inspiration all around us—from a picture of a romantic getaway to a favorite memento. For some, it may be a mouthwatering recipe that evokes memories from your favorite theme park or hotel. A number of attractions and destinations also offer virtual experiences you can do from the comfort of your couch. You can even support your local restaurants beyond the traditional dining experience. To immerse yourself in nostalgia, however, why not use your trusted AAA TripTik to plot a family road trip to get away from it all? It’s free to dream.


Let AAA Help You Plan

When you’re ready to make your dream a reality, consult one of many experienced AAA Travel Agents. They will be your most trusted advocate and travel planner. AAA research found that more than three-quarters of Americans would consider enlisting the help of a travel agent to plan a vacation. The benefits are clear: They’re frequent travelers who have “been there, done that,” and not only can tell you where to go and when but also how to get the best travel deals. They can check off some of your to-do list, too, handling everything from passport and international driving permits to complicated itinerary changes. Travel is supposed to be fun, so leave the hard parts to someone else.

Even if you can’t travel right now, you’ll have plenty of resources at your fingertips to ensure a smooth experience when you’re ready to go. AAA Discounts can save you money at home as well as at your destination. The Best in Housekeeping program, which encompasses the top 25 percent of all AAA Diamond properties, highlight clean and well-maintained places to stay, making it easy to book ahead.

AAA has been around for more than a century, so you can feel confident that travel is taken seriously. Travel professionals from travel agents to tow truck drivers are working for you and sharing the latest updates, including border reopenings. AAA Inspectors and Editors offer advice ranging from where to eat to things to see in Travel Tips. Follow along on social media accounts for the latest news and travel inspiration.

With a clear picture of your budget, inspirations and must-dos, it’ll be easier to feed your spirit of adventure, and prepare for your most anticipated getaway. Travel will return some day.


Start Your Next Vacation with AAA

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