If you plan on doing any traveling by car, you absolutely must join AAA. Besides being covered if you break down, run out of gas, or generally need automotive help, the free maps and tour books can get you around the country and in and out of strange cities, and the attraction and restaurant recommendations are good. And if you call them, they’ll help you find an office near you while you’re on the road and give you directions so you can restock your maps on the go. That’s not including the fact that, if you’re going to many tourist attractions, the membership will pay for itself in admission discounts. Go join now!