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Whether you’re planning your next travel adventure or just taking time out to dream of faraway places, Well-Traveled with AAA features stories and tips from travel experts from around the world. Hear the sound of howler monkeys in the Amazon, learn the secrets of Machu Picchu, or travel down the Danube. Every month you’ll experience a new destination. Well-Traveled with AAA is a production of the Auto Club Group.

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Authentic Travel Experiences With a Positive Impact
August 2023
More and more, we desire for our travels to lead us into immersive and local experiences where we can get beneath the surface of the city.

How Travel Insurance Helps you Enjoy Your Vacation
July 2023
For all the joys and wonders that travel may bring us, there is also the occasional surprise.

The unexpected Range of River Cruising
July 2023
When you picture a traditional cruise in your mind, chances are you envision a ship surrounded by the vast ocean.

Alaska Travel with Samantha Brown
June 2023
When the family that’s been more or less everywhere is unanimously amazed by a place, something magical is clearly going on.

Florida Family Vacations with Visit Florida
May 2023
For many people, Florida is practically synonyms with family travel, and the theme parks are a major factor of that.

Travel's Impact on Children
April 2023
Everyone from Euripides to Dr. Seuss has framed travel as a kind of education.

Adventure Travel - Is It For You?
March 2023
Adventure travel—what does it really mean? Is it more than ziplines and mountain treks?

Expedition Cruising
February 2023
Certain places are so surreal, so aw-inspiring that they’re worth traveling to the ends of the world for.

What's Trending in Travel
January 2023
You may have the longing to venture distant destinations and visit faraway lands.


Unique River Cruising Destinations
December 2022
These sights will have you take a doubletake.

Culinary Destinations with Samantha Brown
November 2022
Sampling Texas barbecue, New York delis, Puerto Rican plantains, and more.

Sustainable Travel
September 2022
The freedom to travel and experience the world is one of life’s greatest privileges.

River Cruising in Europe
August 2022
With all due respect to the full range of travel options, there’s a singular joy to seeing Europe from a river ship.

The Magic of Outdoor Vacations with Samantha Brown
July 2022
A look at the endless wonders that our nation’s treasured national parks have to offer.

The Great American South with Samantha Brown
June 2022
This week’s “Well-Traveled" takes you on a tour of destinations across the great American South.

Family Travel Tips Inspired by KeeKee the Cat
April 2022
In the grand literary tradition of adorable animal characters who introduce enthralled kids to fun spots around the world.

Inspiring Ireland
March 2022
When you describe a place that’s magical, you’re probably using a figure of speech.

The Romantic Appeal of All-Inclusive Vacations
February 2022
Whether you looking for a romantic escape for two, a long overdue family vacation with the kids, or an opportunity to reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in a while.

2021 Episodes

Holiday Travel and Christmas Markets
December 2021
Bundled up under your coat and scarf, with a cup of hot mulled wine or cocoa for a hand warmer, you find yourself wondering down cobbled lanes lined with twinkle-lit chalets, each overflowing with handmade treats and treasures.

August 17, 2021
There’s no one reason people fall in love with cruising. Value and variety are just a few, with options that are right for families, couples, and friends, and a seemingly endless selection of exotic and inspiring destinations.

July 20, 2021
Alaska offers a magnitude and magnificence that tests the limits of language. The US’ tallest peeks, largest coastline, biggest national forest, and only artic territory.

June 15, 2021
Beaches packed with waddling penguins, and bus-sized whales leaping from the waters, are just a few of the sites that await you on Earth’s southernmost continent.

May 18, 2021
Epic scenery spans the Centennial state, from vibrant red rock canyons to the majestic peeks of the Rocky Mountains.

Group Travel
April 29, 2021
It’s a globetrotting style that goes by many names: group tours, escorted vacations, and guided group travel, to name a few. Odds are you haven’t tried it in a while, or ever for that matter. The options however are growing

Post-COVID Group Travel Safety
April 29, 2021
Travel Corporation Director of European Operations Gillian Cattrall and Professional Development Manager Nikki Cakebread talk about travel in the post-COVID era.

River Cruises
April 21, 2021
Join us as we experience a day in the life of a river cruise, a unique kind of voyage that puts you right in the heart of the places you’re visiting.

Women of the World
March 3, 2021
Join Samantha Brown, host of the Emmy Award-winning “Places to Love with Samantha Brown” on PBS, as she introduces us to some of the most intriguing women she’s met on the road...

Art and Artisans
February 10, 2021
If you’re a fan of paintings, sculptures, historic artifacts, or just about anything else that can be displayed in an exhibition, odds are your next trip will include a visit to a museum.

New Zealand
January 20, 2021
Join Samantha Brown, Emmy Award-winning host of PBS’ “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love,” as she previews majestic mountaintops ringed with waterfalls, quaint vineyards by the sea, and dreamy boat rides that take you to the seeming ends of the Earth, & back.

2020 Episodes

December 14, 2020
A small country with outsized beauty, Switzerland is the kind of place that lets you experience alpine peaks, glistening lakes, and medieval city centers, all in a single day. Samantha Brown takes us through her favorite Swiss insider finds.

The Florida Keys
November 16, 2020
Go beyond the palm-lined streets, laid-back vibes, and epic sunsets of the Florida Keys. Join Samantha Brown for a look at the most amazing Florida Keys experiences you may otherwise never have known existed.

Spooky Travel Encounters
October 19, 2020
Looking for a frightfully fun escape?!? Join Samantha Brown as she takes us to some spook-tacular vacation destinations.

The Foodies Edition
September 21, 2020
Food allows us to connect to cultures in wonderful ways. This week, Emmy Award-winning travel host, Samantha Brown takes our taste buds on a trip around the globe for a look at foods that comfort, as well as ones that take us out of our comfort zones.

Charleston, South Carolina
September 8, 2020
From its low country delicacies to its high-flying spires, Emmy Award-winning television host Samantha Brown takes us on a tour that helps us understand why Charleston South Carolina has been consistently voted one of the best small towns in America.

Sonoma County
July 15, 2020
Majestic redwoods, miles of coastline, and a bounty of farmland, orchards, & vineyards are just some of the attractions that await you in Sonoma County. Samantha Brown lets us in on the must-see attractions & experiences of this northern California jewel.

Sustainable Travel with Celine Cousteau
June 19, 2020
Celine Cousteau defies easy categorization. Filmmaker. Explorer. Public speaker. Storyteller. Spokesperson. As she says, “the method varies, but the message is the same.” And that message is about connecting people to each other, and our environment.

August 12, 2020
From the Eastern Seaboard’s tallest mountain, to the nation’s oldest intact wooden shipyard, with lobster, blueberry pie, and microbrews dotting the landscape in-between. Samantha Brown takes us to Maine for an insider's take on this iconic coastline.

National Parks: Discover America's West
May 19, 2020
More than three hundred million people visit our country’s national parks every year. Explore experiences in America’s Western National Parks, including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, and the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Vienna, Austria
March 10, 2020
Correspondent, Samantha Brown takes us to Vienna for a preview of the sights, culture, and tastes that await you in one of Europe’s greenest and most walkable cities.

Well-Traveled with AAA Goes To Miami
April 20, 2020
Samantha Brown brings us the sites, sounds, and tastes of Miami. Have a glimpse of the area’s art and culture, learn where to get the city’s best Cuban-inspired cuisine, and find the sun-drenched beach that’s just right for you.

Africa ~ Part Two
April 1, 2020
On part two of our journey through Africa, travel expert, Kevan Cowie from African Travel takes you gorilla tracking in the mountains of Rwanda and Uganda. We'll also visit the island of Madagascar, where more than 85% of the animals and plants are found.

Africa ~ Part One
March 20, 2020
On this edition of “Well-Traveled with AAA,” Kevan Cowie from African Travel shares the best ways to experience Africa’s Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, African buffalo, and rhinoceroses.

National Parks
February 20, 2020
Discover the beauty of North America in your own backyard. Whether your staring up a thousand foot canyon walls or down a thousand of earth inspires natural amphitheaters, the awe inspiring of National Parks is essential boundless.

European River Cruising
February 10, 2020
Imagine traversing an ancient, storied waterway in a floating boutique hotel. Watching castles, villages, vineyards, farms and scenic landscapes drift by.

The Wonders of Phoenix
February 1, 2020
"Well-Traveled" Correspondent, Samantha Brown, host of the Emmy-winning PBS program, “Places to Love,” discovers more than just sunshine and desert in Arizona’s capital city.

Encore: A Journey Through France
January 15, 2020

Travel Expert Samantha Brown on Why Budapest Capitvated Her
January 10, 2020
In this episode of Well-Traveled with AAA, travel expert Samantha Brown recounts her experiences of Budapests traditions - including which thermal spa to visit, the city's café culture, why locals never take coffee 'to go', and more local insights.

A Journey Through France
January 1, 2020
France is the place to indulge all of your senses. Join Marie Dubois, a travel director with Trafalgar, as she helps guests experience the very best of her native France.

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